Jeffrey Axelrod Ghost Bike at Chrystie and Delancey, Redux

Posted on: December 20th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

The stoic Ghost Bike tribute at the northwest corner of Delancey and Chrystie Street remains a somber reminder of the tragic accident that transpired here back in August. Fifty-two-year-old Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Axelrod lost control of his ride and tumbled to his untimely death when the chain mechanism malfunctioned.

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Until this past weekend, though, the two-month-old memorial existed sans identity. Just a simple sign reading “cyclist killed here.” Now the Ghost Bike has taken on a more human element with the addition of a photograph of the fallen. The hat is gone, though.  Not surprisingly.

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