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Ben Fried over at Streetsblog has essentially audited a recent audit on Citi Bike oversight by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office and has found that it is inaccurate, reporting, “Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office took so long to produce an audit of Citi Bike maintenance that major issues flagged in the report no longer […]

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Rodeo (2014) is a new installation by French duo Les Frères Ripoulain. Comprised of a “stolen scooter, spring, metal pedestal, welding, sand,” it is located in Besançon, France. It appears to take a lot of physical force to operate, but vroom-vroom. It’s actually kind of perfect — a physical representation of childhood impulses, fermented into a small act of creative rebellion. And crime. […]

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On Wednesday afternoon, I took a leisurely bike ride in Midtown to check out whether the NYPD’s “Operation Safe Cycle” was being enforced. Tourists, motorists and anyone with a pulse is on notice for the next two weeks — the city will ticket you if obstruct bicycle lanes, creating a hazard for riders. With a GoPro camera mounted atop […]

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Cyclists beware! Starting today through August 26th, the New York Police Department is launching Operation Safe Cycle. For two weeks, bike and pedestrian safety is “priority.” The AP reports that cops will be targeting those engaged in “disobeying traffic signals and signs; riding against traffic; riding on the sidewalk; and failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.” […]

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“There is now a vending machine selling bike supplies outside my local café #bushwick,” a friend posted online this morning. The vending machine arrived yesterday afternoon between the 24-hour Brooklyn Natural deli and the coffee shop Swallow, a block away from the Morgan L stop on Bogart — exactly where one might imagine something like this to […]

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Wobbling over the Williamsburg Bridge on a misaligned bike wheel earlier today, I ran into Michael — a bike mechanic who set up his DIY shop in the middle of the bridge where the bike lane crosses the pedestrian path. I haven’t had the time or the funds to stop by a bike shop since getting hit […]

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Lone cowboy with wanderlust embarks on soul-searching adventure, meets girl who wants to settle down, gets torn between love and the open road… It’s a story we’ve heard before, but somehow, Janapar manages to come off as fresh and original. Maybe it’s the gorgeous shots of the exotic, off-the-beaten-path landscapes that protagonist Tom Allen bikes […]

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And there they are. The Citi Bike program has been launched, with 850 of 6,000 bikes in the stations as of this morning. Here’s a map of the stations, right here. For now, the bikes are only available to people with memberships. Earlier this month, this bikeshare program reached 10,000 annual members. Welcome to the Bike Age? Here’s one on 1st […]

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With the lower half of Manhattan still out of power, substantial dammage sustained by LES homes, businesses and art galleries and most key trains still down after Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers are finding scrappy ways they can to rebuild society, starting with… charging their cell phones. Because we all can’t just come to Cory Booker’s house for […]

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And now, here’s a little movie about Sandy and the havoc she wreaked all around the Isle of Manhattan, documented by brothers Casey Neistat and Dean Neistat, who decided it would be an awesome idea to go biking/wading/frolicking through the chest-deep tides of hurricane water. They left shortly after the power went out and they helped out some stranded […]

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