Candlelight Remembrance Will Be Held Tonight for Jeffrey Axelrod, Cyclist Killed on Delancey


Those who knew Jeffrey Axelrod, the cyclist who died on Thursday night while turning onto Delancey from Chrystie Street, are holding a candlelight remembrance for him tonight in Cobble Hill. Axelrod had lived at Hicks Street for the past 20 years and was a founding member and coordinator of the Cobble Hill CSA. “We will be gathering at Cobble Hill Towers in the large courtyard (at Baltic & Hicks) to light candles in Jeff’s honor on Tues, August 23 at 8 p.m.,” says the flier. “All neighbors and friends are welcome — please bring a candle.”

Axelrod, who may have been having trouble with his chain, apparently collided with the back of a truck, was pulled under its wheels, and was killed. He was wearing a helment. There is no criminality suspected, though Scott Stringer and others are asking the Department of Transportation to “fix this dangerous mess [a/k/a Delancey] and save lives now.”

Axelrod was, by many accounts, a fixture in Cobble Hill, a man with a passion for “music, cycling, yoga, politics…life.”

He was a good man and he will be missed, writes one of our commenters.