From The New York Shitty Inbox: Pedestrian Struck?

A person we’ll call “T” writes today, August 2nd, 2012:

Hi Heather. Do you know where to find a police blotter for S. Williamsburg? Last night, at around midnight, a livery cab hit a pedestrian. Right in front of Legion, Metropolitan & Humboldt. I live across the street and heard the impact. He didn’t move at all (and I thought he was dead) but when the ambulance showed up 5 mins later and he was loaded on the gurney, he woke up and started screaming. I’d like to know if he’s OK and what happened. It sounds like the cab blew the light and nailed him in the crosswalk (I overheard the Legion witnesses giving statements to the police.)

Per “T” the victim was only 3-4 feet from the curb (using the crosswalk) and was thrown into oncoming traffic— on his face, no less— upon impact. This sounds really bad folks. I suspect I speak on the behalf of everyone reading this when I write that my heartfelt support goes to his family and loved ones and I hope he makes a full recovery.

I have contacted our wonderful 50th District Democratic Leader, Lincoln Restler, and am pleased to announce he is looking into what happened. If/when I hear something, I’ll share it here. In closing, I’d like to note this makes the third accident hereabouts in as many weeks. It is the second involving a livery cab. At what point are the powers-that-be going to acknowledge that we have a problem?

UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: I have been told by an unidentified (but reliable) source that the individual struck was riding a skateboard the wrong way down Humboldt Street and, as a result, was struck by a livery cab. He was (obviously) injured, but survived. That’s good news if you ask me. Whether or not the livery cab was, in fact, running a red light (as alleged) has yet to be determined.

TONIGHT: MJ Memorial Birthday Sing-Along

Okay, first and foremost I want to make it clear that am not, was not ever a big fan of the King of Pop. But I know a number of folks reading this tome probably are. What’s more, they (you) might be looking for something fun and free to do tonight.

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For this reason I would like to make it known that starting at 9:00 p.m. this evening Legion will be hosting a Memorial Birthday Sing Along. Among the items promised at this event are a costume contest, dance-off, live “Beat It” dancer and a “pre-show” of Michael Jackson footage. If like like MJ, it probably doesn’t get any better than this. Check it out!

Michael Jackson Memorial Birthday Sing-Along
August 28, 2009 starting at 9:00 p.m.
Legion (back room)
790 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

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