Just got this message from Nick Miller:
Hey man I just had my bike stolen right by Washington square park and am furious about it and figured I would try to put the word out quick. I caught him doing it but wasn’t able to catch him. If there’s any way you could [...]
With bike theft on the rise, I thought the latest t-shirt from ridebikesdrinkbeergetawesome.com was the perfect message to be seen around town… Get one for a steal, here. Meanwhile, I got this report from Emily who works at Bicycle Habitat in Brooklyn, (476 5th Ave.-Park Slope)
Hello, I work for Bicycle Habitat in Park [...]
Just got a sad email from Rachelle McKnight about her stolen Bianchi.
I am a very recent victim of bike theft in Astoria.
The bike was a mint green 1987 Bianchi racing bike with black tape around the handle bars. Components were shimano. It was stolen in broad day light in front [...]
Greg Stare and his wife are the owners of the baby boutique in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Caibou baby. They’re the latest victims of a family bike theft which happened 2/18 in Brooklyn. This has been at least the third report of a bike used for transporting children, thats been stolen in the past three months. [...]
From the feel-good department, here’s a story from China about a Japanese man who’s stolen bicycle was found thanks to social networking, including the popular site Weibo China’s hybrid of twitter and Facebook.
Japanese Man Cycling Globe Has Bike Stolen in Wuhan China
Recently, a young Japanese man with dreams of cycling around [...]
Got this message from John Tremblay.
Please keep an eye out for my green Mossberg with front (black) rack, it has a plastic container/bucket on the front rack (maybe its still there) and rusty rear fender. Or maybe I should say it HAD a rusty rear fender? In any case it is [...]
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-
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 [...]
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 [...]