Bike

Broad Daylight Bike Theft Outside Luxury Condo on Orchard Street

Posted May 12, 2021 at 5:02 am

Thieves are becoming more brazen on the Lower East Side. Case in point, this bike thief on Orchard Street in broad daylight. A resident captured video of this man clipping a lock at 11:30am outside the luxury condo building at 196 Orchard Street on Sunday morning. The thief used an angle grinder to cut the […]

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Sticky Rice Outdoor Dining Foiled by Orchard Street Bike Rack

Posted January 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

Sticky Rice is stuck between a rack and an empty place. Bike rack, that is. Thanks to the sprawling, Department of Transportation issued bike corral at its doorstep, the fourteen-year-old Thai restaurant is unable to erect any dedicated structure to accommodate larger-scale outdoor seating. Like the one next door at Dudley’s. (There are currently two […]

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DOT May Shut Down Bike Racks in Municipal Parking Garages, Including Essex Street

Last modified September 3, 2020 at 10:31 am

The following guest post was written by Gideon Grudo, a writer and editor based in the Lower East Side. Six months after shutting it down for no reason, Department of Transportation says it’s planning to reopen a public bicycle space on the Lower East Side. The Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage — the only public […]

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Three of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Cyclists are on the Lower East Side

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

One need only peruse the news to notice the uptick in cyclist deaths this summer across the city. So much so that Mayor de Blasio last week announced the “Green Wave” safety initiative. The new $58 million plan will increase NYPD enforcement at one hundred of the most crash-prone intersections and renovate fifty of those. […]

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Street Seat and Bike Corral Installed Outside Cafe Kaja and Dudley’s

Posted June 4, 2019 at 5:03 am

Most of the Orchard Street block between Grand and Broome is now cordoned off for pedestrian use. The familiar flexible bollards and tan pavement paint recently arrived, marking the advent of a street seat and bike corral combo. Department of Transportation and the Lower East Side Partnership proposed the curbside amenity last year in tandem […]

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Lower East Sider Led ‘Five Boro Bike Tour’ Team for Holocaust Survivors

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:03 am

A Lower East Sider and his family rode the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday to raise money for Holocaust survivors around the country. Under the banner of The Blue Card, a decades-old nonprofit that collects and distributes funds to survivors in need. “Team Blue Card” was lead by Noah Wildman of the Lower […]

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In the East Village, Stealing a Bike While Someone is Looking

Posted October 26, 2017 at 5:13 am

Some criminals are so brazen, they don’t care if someone is watching. And snapping photos of them. One Boogie reader spotted the bike thief last Saturday night just south of Union Square, cutting away the security lock, and making off with the bounty. “I had just come out of a movie at Union Square when […]

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DA Refuses to Prosecute Cyclist in Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Essex Street

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was an early summer evening when a 63-year-old pedestrian entered the Essex Street crosswalk at Hester Street. Minutes later, he lay bloody and unconscious in the middle of the road as Good Samaritans and paramedics assisted him. A cyclist heading southbound on Essex had struck the victim, Shun Kwong Leung. He sustained a major […]

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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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