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Here’s a list of all the ghost bike memorials in Brooklyn

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There are currently 27 “ghost bike” memorials in Brooklyn, eight in or near our coverage area. Here are the victims and the locations:

Jose Mora — S. Conduit Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Cypress Hills

Miguel Molina — Atlantic Avenue and S. Conduit Avenue, Cypress Hills

Shamar Porter — Linden Boulevard and Williams Avenue, Brownsville

Donna Goodson — Avenue D and Rockaway Parkway, Canarsie

Keith Powell — Avenue L and E. 92nd Street, Canarsie

Pedro Fernandez-Pacheco — Seventh Avenue and 54th Street, Sunset Park

Chaim Goldberg — 17th Avenue and 51st Street, Borough Park

Mark Grichevsky — Belt Parkway and W. 10th Street, Bensonhurst

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Dav from Greenpoint says:
If most of the bikers would follow rules and regulation won’t be many ghost bike memorials!!! Simple drive careful And respect others......
Aug. 24, 2010, 11:34 am
Eric McClure from Park Slope says:
If you guys are still covering Park Slope, there are at least two Ghost Bike memorials missing from your list:

Elizabeth Padilla
Thursday, June 9, 2005
Age: 28
5th Avenue & Prospect Place

Jonathan Millstein
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Age: 50
President Street and 8th Avenue

As for Dav from Greenpoint, please keep your ignorant comments to yourself. Yes, there are inconsiderate cyclists who don't obey rules, and that kind of behavior needs to change. But it's safe to say that the vast majority of these cyclists' deaths were caused by the drivers of the vehicles that struck them.
Aug. 24, 2010, 2:29 pm
Pk Slp Dave from Park Slope says:
Sorry, Eric, but Dav from Greenpoint wasn't being ignorant. I ride my bike a lot, often to work in Manhattan. I see lots of cyclists who
*ride dangerously
*ignore traffic signals and stop signs
*ride between moving cars (!)
*go the wrong way on one-way streets, and
*endanger pedestrians

It's far worse than "inconsiderate." It's foolish and dangerous.
Honestly, I just don't know that "the vast majority" of the deaths were caused by the drivers. As they say, it's a two-way street. Drivers inside of two tons of steel have an advantage, but they don't have a monopoly on being inconsiderate and incautious.
Aug. 27, 2010, 5:45 pm

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