For those who don’t know…I’ve started a page for stolen bikes on this site:
Here is one that was taken recently in Union Square, at mid-day with 2 kryptonite locks on it…
(From Craig’s list)
My bike was stolen today near Union Square. It’s a White Faggin single-speed with no labeling except on the top of the fork. Shifter mounts cut off and finished. VO leather saddle. Chrome fork and rear triangle. Mavic cosmic rims w/ formula/harris cycles hubs. 42-15. Flat mustache bars. Can send a bunch of indentifying characteristics but it should be pretty obvious.
I will offer a substantial cash reward, no questions asked.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 917-207-6722
Please continue to send me information if you’ve had a bike stolen or have information on stolen bikes.
Quick Hits From Yesterdayâ€™s Bikes in Buildings Hearing
by Ben Fried
Due to popular demand, here’s a quick rundown of yesterday’s transportation committee hearing in City Council on the Bikes in Buildings Bill. More details to follow.
* There was no vote. The general sense is that the bill needs some fine-tuning but enjoys majority support. (TA says 26 votes have been lined up.) There will be a second committee hearing, probably in January, at which a vote can be expected.
* Commissioner Sadik-Khan, Rohit Aggarwala from the mayor’s sustainability office, and City Planning officials testified in favor. So did Paul White of TA, Kyle Wiswall from TSTC, and Josh Nachowitz from NYLCV.
* A REBNY member and real estate broker testified in favor, as did the owner of a building on Grand Street and developers Two Trees Management and Jonathan Rose (the developers submitted written testimony).
* About 10 commuting cyclists also testified in favor.
* Testimony against the bill came from REBNY, the Building Owners and Managers Association, and a woman who wants to ban bicycles from the island of Manhattan.
A member of Ghostbikes.org wanted to remind people about next years annual memorial ride.
The NYC Street Memorial Project invites you to the 4th Annual Memorial
Ride and Walk in remembrance of cyclists and pedestrians killed on the
streets of NYC in 2008. The ride, which will be held on Sunday,
January 4, 2009, has 4 starting points: Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx,
and lower Manhattan. See www.ghostbikes.org for more information.
WHO’s MOVIE?…OUR MOVIE!
A small indie unromantic romantic comedy called, “A NEW YORK THING” is looking for 30 bicycle riders ( Men and woman) to participate in a critical mass scene in Manhattan. Saturday Night, December 20th for about 6 hours (6-midnight) There is some pay involved…$75.00 flat. (hey that’s more then a moving violation from the cops)