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04.27.15 Liam Mathews

Cops in Fort Greene are handing out tickets to cyclists like Oprah giving out cars, probably yelling, “You get a ticket! And you get a ticket! And you get a ticket!” to riders caught running red lights. Summons for bicycle-related offenses have increased 600 percent in the 88th Precinct this past month, DNAinfo reports (from […]

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01.14.11 Lauri Apple

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens) wants to tax bicyclists, essentially, by making them pay a fee in exchange for an ID tag to place on their bikes. The tags will somehow improve safety by stopping “rogue cyclists” from riding all crazy-like in their Spandex outfits, scaring the Olds. Accountability, see. […]

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11.19.10 Lauri Apple

Acrobat/unicyclist/juggler person Kyle Peterson is suing the NYPD in federal court for $3 million dollars because they issued him a summons for riding his unicycle on a sidewalk back in December 2007. Three mill buys a lot of bowling pins. […]

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12.30.09 Will Sherman

We’ve seen a berserk cyclist beat a man with a u-lock and messengers beat a wannabe-thief with fists, but never before have we seen someone use an actual bike as a weapon. […]

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12.22.09 Will Sherman

Artist Andrew Hem is opening a solo exhibition in the new year, showing off his stylized portraits of urban life. Drawing on his native Cambodia, years writing graffiti and life in LA, Hem’s paintings feature an illustrated cast of characters alternately exuding energy or indifference, as in this starry eyed track bike rider admiring a […]

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12.08.09 Will Sherman

After reports that two people were arrested re-striping bike lanes on Bedford Avenue, comes news that no arrests were in fact made. Only summonses were issued to the group, which included “both secular Williamsburg residents and members of the Hasidic community,” according to local bike shop owner and advocate Baruch Herzfeld. […]

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12.07.09 Bucky Turco

The Battle Between Cyclists and NYC’s […]

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11.25.09 Will Sherman

For a UK illuminated art car parade this week, designer Ben Wilson went pedal-powered, building this neon-silhouetted recumbent-style ARTIKCAR. Photo via Wilson Brothers […]

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Will Sherman

Armed with shopping lists, nearly 120 cyclists set off from Madison Square Park on Saturday to buy food for the homeless, as quickly as possible. Now in its 11th year, the annual Cranksgiving race, which has spread to more than 13 other cities, saw its largest turnout yet with couples on tandems, furry creatures on […]

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11.19.09 Will Sherman

As part of Lance Armstrong’s STAGES art show at Deitch Projects, a bike community center, WNW Space, has taken over Trackstar. Before it turns back to a track bike shop this weekend, the space will host a discussion and demonstration about stealing bikes. […]

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