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In an unexpected turn, a Brooklyn community board voted to approve a controversial street co-naming petition in honor of a politically connected woman who died of a drug overdose in 2011.
Since Halloween, 12 New Yorkers have lost their lives in deadly traffic accidents across the city, adding additional poignancy and urgency to local commemorations of the Nov. 15 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.
Meanwhile, some Queens residents and officials are pressing the city’s Department of Transportation to improve street safety in their neighborhood as part of the Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Action Plan which seeks to end traffic fatalities. citywide. State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Queens) led a call for improvements at the dangerous intersection of 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
Walking down the street staring at your smartphone or passing the same people and places everyday can make you oblivious to wonders of the city. But everyone – and everything – has a story to be told.
The latest edition of AudioFiles explores the untold, often history-laden side of things hidden in plain sight – from a secret graffiti tunnel to the origin story of the distinctive lights outside NYPD precinct houses. Banjo picker Bennet Sullivan joins us for a live set in the studio.
Producer: Maggie Freleng
Host: Emrys Eller
Stories by: Levi Sharpe , Lilly Knoepp, Karen Shakerdge and Ryan Wallerson