Posts Tagged ‘biking’

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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Spinning Wheels to Raise Money for MS

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

85654-158-024f By David Gibbons Check your tire pressure, lube that chain, rinse out your trusty old water bottle: There’s still plenty of time to sign up for one of the city’s favorite outdoor mass participatory events, the Oct. 21 bike ride to benefit the fight against multiple sclerosis. Formerly known as the MS Bike Tour, Bike [&hellip
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Delivery Bike Crackdown Coming

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

bikewheel Hundreds of Upper West Side restaurant owners, managers and delivery cyclists crowded into a room at the St. Agnes Library on Thursday, Sept. 13, to find out how they can stay on the right side of an impending crackdown from the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT has been conducting a series of forums to [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor

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

Gillibrand_1 Political Opportunist  To the Editor: Kirsten Gillibrand is a political hack and opportunist if ever there was one. (“Why Kirsten Gillibrand Could Have It All,” July 26). She shamelessly scouts for headlines to jump on and take what her handlers advise are “populist” positions. An example is Gillibrand jumping on the “Miracle in the Hudson” [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth, Alissa Fleck, Rebecca Harris and Sam Levine Mayor Koch Endorses Mark Thompson Mark Thompson is doin’ great after receiving the endorsement of former Mayor Ed Koch in his bid for City Council. Thompson, currently the chair of Community Board 6, will by vying for a seat on the council in the [&hellip
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Eastern Thought and a Better Waterfront Along the East River

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

josh Still far from a continuous bikeway and walkway along the East River “You’re better off on the West Side.” The man in the bike shop wasn’t telling me anything I didn’t already know, but since it had been a few years since I had ventured over to Manhattan’s East Side to ride what purports to [&hellip
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Revenge on Wheels

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

With bicycle thefts now common in NYC, one man set up a sting operation to recover his stolen bike by Sean Creamer Paul Panus’ story is one that begins like many bicycle thefts, with a nice bike and a cheap lock. After his bike was stolen, Panus, a 33-year-old IT project manager and skateboarding and cycling [&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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