Bike Ride: Mystery, History, Murder, and Money Tour or the Lower Manhattan Historic Ride

Visit glamorous and notorious Lower Manhattan’s most famous spots in history, infamy and unparalleled opulence, including:

  • World’s biggest gold vault
  • New York’s legendary Five Points (scene of Scorcese’s movie Gangs of New York)
  • USA’s birthplace
  • Site of Capt. Kidd’s house
  • Site of Herman Melville’s house
  • Wall St. bomb site where 36 died
  • Where Abe Lincoln’s body lay in state
  • Where President-to-be George Washington docked
  • . . . And much, much more

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1,200 Pack Town Hall for “How New Yorkers Ride Bikes”

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Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was at Town Hall on Saturday night for the New Yorker Festival’s "How New Yorkers Ride Bikes," hosted by former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. Clarence wasn’t allowed to film the event so he published a nice write-up on StreetFilms. Some excerpts: Mr. Byrne, dressed in black and sporting his cool taxi-yellow […]

Brownsville Residents Push For Neighborhood’s First Bike Lanes

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Brownsville wants safer streets for biking. Currently there isn’t a single bike lane inside this eastern Brooklyn neighborhood, though two bike lanes run along the edges of Brownsville on East New York Avenue and Rockaway Parkway. Neighborhood activists, including the business community, senior citizens and public health advocates, are now organizing to convince the city […]

Why Hallie Rides

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Hallie works at the nonprofit WaterAidAmerica. After seeing city after city get bike-share and then waiting two years for Citi Bike, she is thrilled the program is finally here. “I don’t have a bike. There’s no bike storage in my building and I’m beyond the age where I want a bike in my living room. […]

Tykes on Bikes

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We’re a bit heavy on bike stuff today (especially considering that all eyes should be on the MTA right now) but following this morning’s bleak news in Brooklyn, I thought it would be nice to end the day on a more life-affirming note. Here is Nick Whitaker’s StreetFilm on the first annual Kids Art Bike […]

T.A. to Kick Off Bike Month With Wednesday 9th Avenue Ride

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Transportation Alternatives will officially kick off Bike Month tomorrow with a morning ride down the 9th Avenue cycle track. The ride will start at 9th and 23rd Street, and will end at the 14th Street pedestrian plaza, where there will be a press conference to highlight Bike Month events. Word is DOT Commish Janette Sadik-Khan […]