On Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, 58-year-old Matthew Jensen was killed in a tragic hit and run crash while crossing McGuinness Boulevard. Mr. Jensen was a resident of North Brooklyn and a dearly beloved ENL teacher at local elementary school PS110. He is remembered as a ray of sunshine who knew the name of every child at the school and taught with light, love, and humor. He adored the PS110 community and was adored by all in return. Hundreds of children are grieving.
The senseless death of Mr. Jensen proves what our North Brooklyn community already knows for more than a decade - McGuinness Boulevard remains one of the most dangerous corridors in Brooklyn and incremental improvements are not working to calm the traffic. In the last five years, 29 pedestrians and 21 cyclists have been injured, with a cyclist killed on the intersection with Norman Avenue in 2019.
In response to our advocacy over the past two years, the DOT has finally proposed a comprehensive redesign of this dangerous corridor. We support the plan, and we need the voices of neighbors like you to ensure that it is implemented.