The structure was built in 1898 to cross the Reading Company’s rail tracks. Those tracks are long abandoned and with buildings fronting Broad Street on either side, the bridge today is invisible to the unknowing eye.
Now, due to severe decay, the bridge needs to be replaced. That means the Callowhill to Noble portion of Broad Street will be impacted. In addition to affecting vehicular traffic, the project has implications for groups looking to reuse the area under and around the bridge for a linear park or bus rapid transit line.
Via the New York Daily News, the arrest of a suspect in a fatal bias attack in Greenwich Village:
The homophobe accused of shooting a gay man to death in the West Village laughed in hideous glee as he confessed, a prosecutor told a judge said Sunday.
Elliot Morales (seen being arrested on Friday night) was hauled before a judge and charged with killing Mark Carson with a point-blank head shot from a .38-caliber revolver following a barrage of anti-gay taunts shortly before midnight on Friday.
Morales, 33, got only a few blocks away from where Carson fell on W. 8th St. near Sixth Ave. when police collared him. As he was being restrained on a sidewalk, he laughed and boasted: “I shot him in the face.”
Morales, who had been staying recently with friends in the Rockaways, was ordered held without bail. He was charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime and other counts.
“It’s clear that the victim here was killed only because and just because he was thought to be gay,” NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. The commissioner added that Carson in no way antagonized his killer.
(Photo: Alec Tabak for the NY Daily News)
Mr. Carson’s killing was the first in the West Village precinct this year. In all of 2012, one homicide was reported there.
But through the first week in May, there were 57 assaults, a sharp increase over the same period last year, when there were 33. According to police statistics, the number of violent altercations is higher this year than it was a decade ago but lower than in the 1990s, when citywide crime was higher.
“Things seem a little more hostile in the Village lately,” said Glennda Testone, the executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center on West 13th Street. “People have been saying it’s especially on the weekends, when there is more of a commuter crowd. Perhaps what we’re seeing is that the growing approval of the L.G.B.T. community and the increasing equality isn’t reaching to every single street.”
Sharon Stapel, the executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, said antigay violence had been worsened by the forces that are reshaping the city. “The Village has always been a place where L.G.B.T. people have felt accepted and respected,” she said, “but the Village is not immune from this vitriolic anti-L.G.B.T. violence. And we are not a homogeneous community. If you talk to young non-gender-conforming kids of color, they’re going to have a very different experience than older white L.G.B.T. people.”
The police say they have moved to stem felony assaults in the West Village that can often be traced to bar fights and late-night confrontations.
“That’s why there was an impact officer on duty there in the first place, the one who captured the shooter,” said Mr. Browne, referring to officers assigned to areas in need of additional policing. “The Village attracts crowds of visitors, especially on weekends, and impact officers are assigned there as a result.”
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