Rogue Cones in Danger Zones, or How One Group Created a Protected Bike Lane on Chrystie Street

Last modified October 28, 2015 at 10:16 am

What appears to be routine traffic cones is actually quite the opposite. Earlier this month, bicycle activists planted twenty-five cones along lower Chrystie Street topping every other one with sunflowers. The unsanctioned maneuver created a de facto protected bike lane, doubling as a statement about the lack of traffic safety coming off the Manhattan Bridge. […]

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This Man Allegedly Stole 2 Bikes Outside Joe’s Public Theater [VIDEO]

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm

Apparently, Joe’s Public Theater on Lafayette Street is a popular target for bike thieves. One Boogie reader tells us his bike was stolen on Saturday evening at around 8pm, before sundown, and “pedestrians were all around.” In a stroke of coincidence, a security guard for the theater was reportedly in a car nearby and saw […]

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Dah Shop Veteran Opens ‘Off the Bridge’ Hybrid Shop for Bike Repair and Coffee

Posted June 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

With all the transportation-related changes underway at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge – namely the traffic reconfiguration and the Forsyth Street Plaza project – it was only a matter of time before the symbiotic business started to sprout. The cornershop at Canal and Forsyth Streets is ready for the newest commercial occupant. In fact, […]

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New Shared Bike Lane on Delancey Will Connect East River Park to Williamsburg Bridge

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation will soon debut a dedicated bike route that connects the East River Park to the Williamsburg Bridge. Which might come as welcome news to those who traverse this path frequently. Until now, southbound cyclists from the waterfront were routed to the bridge via Grand Street. This artery is heavily trafficked, indirect, […]

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New Bike Corrals Installed Outside Dudley’s and Goodfella’s

Posted October 23, 2013 at 6:00 am

Some new street furniture arrived outside two Orchard Street restaurants last week – Dudley’s and Goodfella’s. The Department of Transportation constructed the additional bike corrals at the expense of neighborhood parking. And as with all such installations, these businesses are the mandatory maintenance partners on board for the necessary upkeep. Community Board 3 had signaled […]

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Bike Patrol in 1899, Photo: NYPL

Teddy Roosevelt and the Foundation of the NYC Bike Patrol [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 27, 2013 at 11:55 am

Police on bikes is nothing new. In fact, the first squad of twenty-nine officers on the beat (“The Scorcher Squad”) was established in December 1895 to apprehend speeding horse-drawn carriages. The order was enacted by then-newly-appointed NYC police commish Teddy Roosevelt. Within its first year of existence, the crew would eventually grow to one hundred […]

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

Custom Gold Bike Cruising on Orchard Street

Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

While on a deli run this weekend, this tricked-out customized gold bike stopped us in our tracks.

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2 Arrested in Citi Bike Theft on Stanton Street

Posted June 6, 2013 at 10:03 am

Leave it to the Lower East Side to log some of the first arrests regarding stolen Citi Bikes. Apparently that’s how we roll. The Daily News reports that two perps, aged 22 and 34, were cuffed yesterday after admitting to stealing bikes from the corral at Stanton and Chrystie Streets. No fancy tech savvy was […]


Stats from Citi Bike Day 1

Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

The much-hyped Citi Bike program officially launched to the public yesterday. Here are some stats from the first day, as per a company blog post: Trips on 5/27 as of 5 pm: 6,050 Avg Duration: 20.48 minutes Miles traveled: 13,768 miles Most popular starting stations: E 17 St & Broadway: 113 Broadway & W 57: 109 […]

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Photo: David Bergman

The Great (and Not So Great) Bike Debates

Posted May 21, 2013 at 10:32 am

What is it about bicycling that seems to fuel such controversy? In my EcoOptimism blog, I frequently write about synergistic win-win solutions – ones that can simultaneously address both environmental and economic problems. Urban bicycling, because it works on so many angles that it surpasses even win-win-win solutions, is one my favorite examples. Cycling relieves […]