This ghost bike has been removed.
Solange Raulston, who was also known as DJ Reverend Soul was struck
and killed in Greenpoint while riding her bike at around noon to her day job at a
florist. She was two blocks from her apartment, riding westbound on
Nassau Ave. when a flatbed truck headed in the same direction
sideswiped her near McGuinness Blvd.
Another driver on the road told the Daily News he honked when he saw the truck hit her, to alert the truck driver - who remained on the scene, but received no summonses.
Raulston later died at Bellevue Hospital. In the evening friends
gathered at Williamsburg's Bembe, where she often deejayed and was
scheduled to do so that night; one told the NY Post,
"She's the life of the party, a real bright star. She's known as a
dancer and a socialite in London and Israel." Another described her as
"outrageously kind, very genuine and very creative."
above is adapted from a post on Gothamist
Her friends made and installed a ghost bike for her on that corner.
Her DJ Reverend Soul facebook page continues to receive memorial posts from her friends.
Solange's death prompted Transportation Alternatives and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth to point out that "The
Department of Design and Construction is using federal stimulus funds
to reconstruct Nassau Avenue along most of its length by 2012, but
safety improvements to the intersection with McGuiness Boulevard are
not a significant feature of the plan."