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Mill Pond Park, water access badly needed.

Harry Bubbins has been an activist and organizer in the South Bronx for years. Through the organization Friends of Brook Park he has helped establish community gardens, organized environmental tours and help bring to light local struggles of the South Bronx area.

The latest mission has been to provide water access to Mill Pond [...]

Spontaneous group rides are crushed in NYC

I guess we all saw it coming. We’ve been waiting on a ruling by Judge Lewis Kaplan on the status of the parade laws which state, that people need a permit in order to have group rides of more than 50 people. On Tuesday, Judge Kaplan handed down his decision and said that the [...]

Bike Lane Debate

(Cyclist/Messenger Heather Loop {far left} engages in a debate about Bedford Avenue Bike Lane removal at Pete’s Candy Store in Greenpoint, Monday Night–photo by: (Gothamist/Ben Muessig)

I missed this debate on Monday in Greenpoint but there was some good coverage of it.

In the on-going discussions of the Bedford Ave bike lane removal, [...]

A new facebook group, “My Building hates the environment”

Today I had a dream. That one day buildings all over NYC will truly be free for cyclists. It’s safe to say that cyclists don’t face the same hurdles like Dr. King and the freedom riders of Birmingham Alabama, with dogs and water cannons, but here in NYC we’ve got some strong obstacles [...]

Live from the protests in Copenhagen

Live Updates from the massive demonstrations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

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N30 turns 10. The WTO-Battle of Seattle

Today marks 10 years since protesters disrupted the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the city of Seattle. That weekend was a benchmark for the protest movement around the world and was much more about the creative commitment of thousands of people coming together against free trade and corporate greed [...]

Who’s the Liar?

Ok, I just can’t help it but this is such a great response to the antics of a racist Republican from South Carolina who can’t keep his mouth shut when his President is speaking.

Keith Olbermann from MSNBC makes a nice point about presidents who really do lie.

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Vote for Norman

One way we can express ourselves politically is to vote, when not too busy holding signs of Obama as Hitler and being afraid federal death panels are going to pull the plug on Grandma.

Voting is a bit less time consuming and angry, but you generally don’t get prime time news coverage on Glen [...]

Strange Days-STOP!

Today was a really strange one. First I got this tweet from Prolly that some bicycle cops were ticketing people for riding brakeless fixed gears on the Williamsburg Bridge. I really hope this is just some random police fluke and not going to set off a wave of unwanted attention where we have to [...]

Cops ticketing brakeless fixies on the Williamsburg bridge.

Word spreading through the tweetosphere that NYPD is ticketing brakeless fixed gears. That’s a new one. This in from @johnprolly NYPD ticketing brakeless track bikes on the Williamsburg Bridge just now.