I’ve spent a lot of time on my blog trying to help with bike theft by using the social networking power of the Internet and having the NYC bike community be on the look out. Mainly this does little for the actual theft, but more for getting bikes back to their rightful owners.
I’m still maintaining this service of posting stolen bikes, but I’d prefer people start using:
or on twitter: @bikewatchnyc
Meanwhile, I got this email from Mary Beth about her stolen FBM sword.
“My bike was stolen last night (7/7/11) between 10pm and 7:30am on Hall Street between DeKalb and Lafayette-
The madness continues…of course it’s New York City after all. Here is the latest reports of stolen bikes to be on the look out for:
Michael Miszczak had his bike stolen 6/23. It was chained up on Java St near the corner of Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint Brooklyn.
any information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ————————————————— [...]
I was asked to post this recent theft. My name is Tristan Jones and my bike was stolen last night (6 across the street from Cake Shop (on Ludlow street between Stanton and Rivington in the LES). The bike and wheel were locked with a u-lock to a horizontal scaffolding bar, which the thieves [...]
Johnny asked me if I could post this:
It happened between the hours of 7:30AM-9:30AM this morning (6/6/11) right outside my apartment in Fort Greene. I’m on Cumberland between DeKalb and Lafayette. It was a black single speed Raleigh One Way. I’d had European style handlebars out on the bike. The ID was U72U19535. [...]
Just got this from Julie Buchik
I wanted to let you know about a stolen bike. My Nishiki Prestige road bike was taken from the lobby of my apartment building at South 2nd and Union St in Williamsburg. (6/1/11) It was U-locked to a pipe (as you can see in one of the [...]
Just caught this new facebook group:
Someone Stole My Bike-NYC
Find out more here.
Got a few bikes to look out for:
My mint condition women’s 2007 21 speed Cannondale Adventure Hybrid was jacked outside of Bierkraft around 5pm yesterday on 5th Avenue at Sacket (Park Slope, Brooklyn) It has a small white bike light, clear plastic bubble horn, clear with blue lettering Tony’s [...]
My good friend Eugene, who has been putting on all kinds of impromptu bike tours, alerted me about a friend of his who just got his bike stolen.
From Paul, Stolen 3/4/11
A Tommaso gold Digger (Here is a video of the type of bike that was stolen to give you an idea.) [...]
It’s one thing to have your bike stolen, we can argue about proper lock up techniques…but are we supposed to lock the handle bars and headsets too?
Ben Lim writes in with parts stolen from his IRO. 3/1/2011 Hey, My bike was parked on Park avenue between 17th and 18th street, directly in front [...]