Gothamist has been all over this story about how the NYPD stole all the bikes on Houston Street because they thought their might be used as bombs. It is a police precedence to remove bikes along the route of a presidential motorcade…its just the way they went about it, showing a continued lack of respect for the New Yorkers and their property.
One owner is not to happy that his $150.00 lock was cut and is $900.00 bike was damaged. He is intending to sue the city.
Read more here.