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Bike Share Blamed for $475 in Parking Tickets

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A New York University graduate student was hit with $475 in parking fines after workers moved her car to an illegal spot while clearing space for New York City’s new bike-share program. The New York Post reports that Patricia Preston left her car at a legal parking place in Manhattan on April 30. When she [&hellip
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Not All Happy About Sharing with Bike Share

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Citi Bike Some downtown residents claim the newly installed CitiBike racks create hazards and hassle for their neighborhood By Helaina Hovitz Last week, 330 CitiBike stations were installed in Manhattan and Brooklyn, garnering a reaction from most Manhattanites that can essentially be boiled down to this: not on my block. Or, at least, not where it’s currently [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Horse Accident Renews Calls for Carriage Ban Another accident with a carriage horse last week has reignited the citywide debate over whether the iconic horse-drawn carriages should be outlawed. The New York Times and other news outlets reported that around 4:30 p.m. last Thursday, a horse pulling a driver and two passengers got spooked in [&hellip
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Harassed Out of Business?

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_BikeRental Bike rental places, often accused of aggressive tactics, fear that Citi Bike will take them out By Rebecca Harris Columbus Circle, a popular access point at the southwest corner of Central Park, regularly swarms with aggressive bike rental merchants, hounding passersby like handbag salesmen peddling their wares on Canal Street. Desperate to make sales as [&hellip
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Community Successfully Ousts Citi Bike Station from SoHo Park

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio Public outcry has prompted the Department of Transportation (DOT) and CitiBank to decide against installing one of their forthcoming 600 Citi Bike rental stations in Father Fagan Park, a small public square at the corner of Prince Street and Sixth Avenue in Soho. Citizens banded together with the SoHo [&hellip
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Letters

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Intrusive Bike Share To the Editor: Down in Community Board 2, the Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed a bike share station in Father Fagan Square, a half-acre park that commemorates four local heroes who died attempting to save others trapped in burning buildings. Responding to requests from the Community Board and local civic groups, as well [&hellip
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NYC’s Bike Share Program Delayed

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Via Citi Bike By Paul Bisceglio Where are all the bikes? New Yorkers expected to see 7,000 more of them at this point in the summer, but now Citi Bike, the city’s new bike share program, has been delayed for unspecified reasons. Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed in a radio interview on Friday that the city was unsure of [&hellip
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Summer is Coming: Summer Guide 2012

Written by Allen Houston on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Arts & Film, Books, Breaking News, Eat & Drink, Film, Miscellaneous, Museums, Music, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, TV, Uncategorized, West Side Spirit

Summer_Cover.indd It’s still the early part of the season, the good part, when summer hours kick into effect (for the luckiest among us), before the tourist invasion starts and the city starts to heat up and emit that special odor that’s uniquely New York in August. There’s no better time to be in the city for [&hellip
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The CitiBike Lowdown

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, Summer Guide, West Side Spirit

Citi Bike_Bridge Every summer, New Yorkers emerge from their apartments and offices, soaking up the great outdoors on two wheels in New York City. This summer, with the launch of CitiBike, which promises to be the largest urban bike sharing system in North America, even more New Yorkers will get to experience the joys of cycling through [&hellip
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