Just before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday the usual tranquility of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was shattered when an auto entered and was driven up and down its length at speeds estimated as high as fifty miles per hour, causing pedestrians to scatter. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Gothamist has full details, and a video taken at the scene. The 33 year old driver, Eric James, is suspected of having been drunk at the time, and faces a number of charges.Were any readers at or near the Promenade when this happened? If so, please let us know.
Gothamist reports that, in celebration of National Mustard Day, which comes on Saturday, mustard maker French’s and L.A. based ice cream makers Coolhaus have joined forces to make a “surprisingly delicious” (yes) mustard ice cream. Tomorrow – Friday, August 2 – a truck bearing the French’s logo will visit Brooklyn Heights – the time (and presumably location) will be announced on the Instagram accounts of Coolhaus and French’s – and dispense free scoops of the delicacy in cups, each accompanied by a pretzel cookie. Bon appetit!