A speeding driver fatally struck an up-and-coming reggae singer in Flatbush early yesterday, police and family members said. Jean Bigord, 53, of Brooklyn, was driving west on Sterling Street when he crossed the double yellow lines at Bedford Avenue at 3:05 a.m., cops said. He smashed his 2006 Crown Victoria into a parked car, jumped the curb and hit a building. Then he slammed into pedestrian Chris Hutchinson, 39, whose reggae stage name was Chris Iqon, police and family said. Hutchinson died at Kings County Hospital. His grieving sister, Michelle, called him “a funny person who liked to make people laugh. He was an entertainer.” - the NY Post this mornAnd more here.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.