Jeffrey Axelrod, 52, of Hicks Street, Cobble Hill, was killed Thursday night in an accident on Delancey Street between Christie Street and the Bowery when he fell under the rear wheels of a cement truck, according to the Village Voice. Axelrod was very involved in the Cobble Hill CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) food organization, loved yoga, and lived alone at the historic Cobble Hill Towers apartment complex. Tonight, his neighbors will hold a vigil for him in the courtyard of the Towers.
The tragedy took place mere feet from a ghost bike commemorating the death of Rasha Shamoon.
In the last dozen years, there have been 523 motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of Essex and Delancey Sts. — 134 involving pedestrians and bicyclists, according to the Daily News.
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