Wonderful news for Brooklyn: Jay Ruiz is recovering from the heart attacks he had in early June, his doctor is allowing him to do light exercise, and soon the Brooklyn Bike Patrol (BBP) will escort Brooklynites home again every night--at no cost.
When BBP rolls back into action, its agents will meet people at any of the seventy-five subway stations it services. Agents will also meet people anywhere in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Borough Park, Red Hook, Ditmas Park, Carrol Gardens, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Lefferts Gardens, and Greenpoint.
Call BBP forty-five minutes before you get on the subway to tell them which station you're getting out at. We'll provide you with the phone number when we get word that BBP is on the road again.
The 72nd and 90th precincts have done background checks on every BBP agent. A photo of every agent is on BBP's Facebook page.
BBP works Sundays through Thursdays, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Anyone who would like to volunteer for a group that does Brooklyn proud can send BBP an e-mail at brooklynbikepatrol @ gmail.com.