Bike

Cyclist Hits Man on Essex Street this Afternoon

Last modified July 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm

A man was bowled over by a cyclist riding down Essex Street this afternoon at around 3:30pm. The collision happened in the intersection of Hester Street, right outside the weekly Hester Street Fair. The victim, a middle-aged Chinese man, suffered a head injury and was seemingly knocked unconscious, with blood on the pavement. Good Samaritans […]

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Two Years Later, Bike Corral Finally Installed Outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

It only took two years, but the city finally installed the long-awaited bike corral outside Barrio Chino on Broome Street. The new parking made its debut just before the holiday, and is already in use. Community Board 3 first approved the Department of Transportation proposal – which was at the behest of the restaurant – […]

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John Joseph of Cro-Mags Stops would-be Bike Thief in the East Village

Posted May 11, 2017 at 9:25 am

If John “Bloodclot” Joseph (of Cro-Mags fame) sees you stealing a bike, he will fuck you up. Or make sure you get arrested. That’s the gist of a recent encounter detailed on his Facebook page yesterday. Apparently, he witnessed a “scumbag” trying to steal a couple bikes belonging to two girls in the East Village. […]

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Reader Report: Pedestrian Hit by Car on Clinton Street [Updated]

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm

A reader writes in to tell us that there was a “gnarly” accident involving on Clinton Street, near Henry, earlier this evening. Exact details are unclear at the moment, but we’re told that the accident “looked bad.” UPDATED: The initial tipster thought a cyclist was hit by a FedEx truck driver beside the two-way bike […]

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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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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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