Welcome to the world, Baby Maxwell

Today my amazing wife Samantha gave us a beautiful baby boy. Maxwell Solomon Lobis-Green.

Born 11/14/08, 7.5lbs. 19 inches.

I’m so proud and speechless…but have to blog about anyway…and share my news to the world.

For more pictures check out: baby grobis gallery […]

Prank explained. Yes Men…Yes they Did!

Well this was the Prank that I posted for people to get involved with…

The Yes Men spearheaded today’s prank with the Fake NYTimes.

New York Times Special Edition Video News Release – Nov. 12, 2008 from H Schweppes on Vimeo.

Gothamist UK’s Independent Associated Press Haaretz, Israeli news NY Times […]

Are we all going to ride bikes YET???

Mother of all Fare Hikes coming from the MTA???

According to Gothamist and this cover from the Daily News…we could all be in for it and “King Bloomberg” is all for it.

Start pedaling.

Bicycle news round up. Week of November 10th, 2008.

Some stories from the world of bicycles:

The Jakarta Post– Bicycles could disappear from India and China, experts warn due to “un-friendly” bicycles policies from their governments transportation departments. ———————————————————————————- Ontario, Canada–400 bicycles are being sent to Namibia Africa as part of the organization Bicycles for Humanity. read the article in the Goderich […]

Pictures from Grafitti Rider Alleycat from Jose Martinez

Jose grabbed some sweet photos from last weekends NYC Grafitti Rider Alleycat.

The race is a taste of things to come from 5 boro generals

More of Jose’s pix

Memo From Europe…Bike Sharing works.

And Paris isn’t the only city getting into the act.

Read all about it in this NY Time article from Sunday:

Memo From Barcelona– European Support for Bicycles Promotes Sharing of the Wheels A customer of Bicing, Barcelona’s bicycle-sharing program. For a yearly fee of about $30, each user receives an electronic card […]

last minute prank. Tomorrow.

I should have posted this earlier but there is some hijinks going on tomorrow in NYC.

Here are some details:

—–>IT’S FINALLY HERE!! Yes, the end of 8 (or possibly 28 years) of madness… and also, the 100,000 copies of *something* that will make clear what we want from the new administration and, more […]

Police backing off. Thank you…NYCLU.

Positive news on NYPD’s use of video surveillance during protest activity…which includes our monthly critical mass rides.

article from New York Newsday

NYPD cuts back on videotaping of political events

By TOM HAYS | Associated Press Writer November 10, 2008

NEW YORK – The country’s biggest police department has quietly […]

Cranksgiving in NYC and elsewhere

Cranksgiving is a alleycat race which raises money for hungry people each year around the Thanksgiving day Holiday.

A little history about the event: Here.

a little bit about it from this years race organizer Ken Stanek:

“Cranksgiving is coming up again. Last year was the biggest NYC Cranksgiving ever. We donated […]

Reverend Billy Record Release Party-November 9th.

The Reverend, there’s a documentary about his movement by Morgan Spurlock, with the Church of Stop Shopping traveling the country preaching about the evils of over consumption: What Would Jesus Buy? See it, just in time for the early Christmas rush gets you to go buy things in a time period of the worst […]