"The whole marshal encounter was surreal," Andres Mares Muro said about Maria Montealegre's eviction that went down late afternoon this past Monday. "She vomited afterwards, her kids wept lots." Muro, a former staff member of the Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center in Hamilton Heights, h ... More >>
The new game that's sweeping New York's crumbling rental rat-traps
Andrew Hinderaker"Birdie," the GreeNYC bird (note bike helmet!), hangs in Times Square. Today is a very beautiful National Bike to Work Day here in New York City. Wiley Norvell, the communications director at Transportation Alternatives, which co-hosted nine pit stops throughout the city, int ... More >>
Recent reports stating that bike ridership has reached 200,000-plus daily cyclists in New York City (more than any other U.S. city) have now come under fire. Cycling advocates are protesting that biking is not nearly as popular as all that -- yet.
In 2007 NYPD, fed up with the big, rowdy Critical Mass bike events, made up a new parade regulation requiring all bicycle gatherings of 50 or more to get a permit. (Critical Mass usually involves hundreds of bikes.) The Five Borough Bike Club filed suit, claiming the arbitrary reg violated cy ... More >>
Last week's bike lane tsimmis on Bedford Avenue had a sad denouement yesterday, reports the Brooklyn Paper: A small band of activists braved the rain to protest the scrubbing of the markers New Orleans-style, parading and playing "When the Bikes Go Marching In," "Taps," and other popular fav ... More >>
The bike and pedestrian advocates at Transportation Alternatives have released a study which suggests that New York drivers are lawless and a menace to us all. TransAlt stationed teams of observers at four intersections -- 96th and Broadway in Manhattan, 73rd and Roosevelt in Queens, and Prospect Pl ... More >>
You know, it never fails: the Times does a neat little item about "Bike to the Bars," a hokey but still enjoyable plot to get bikers to local craft brew joints, and in the middle of the fun finds it necessary to tell readers, "Still, booze and bikes don't always go together." And then they won't shu ... More >>