Critical Mass Manhattan

Friday, July 28, 7 pm
Critical Mass: Manhattan
Union Square Park North

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Easy Riders: Brooklyn Critical Mass Rolls With the NYPD

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Here is a nice piece of correspondence from Streetsblog reader and Brooklyn Critical Mass rider Rich Krollman. If you have a photo or story that you’d like to see published on the blog, we really appreciate reader submissions. Send yours along by clicking "Eyes on the Street" in the upper left corner. We’ll be improving our content […]

This Week: Upgrading the Chrystie Street Bike Lane

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There’s no shortage of livable streets events this week. Preparations for Citi Bike expansion continue with presentations and planning workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and street revamps are on the agenda for the Upper West Side, DUMBO, and Brownsville. In one intriguing development, the Manhattan Community Board 3 transportation committee is expected to take up […]

Charges Dropped Against Mass Cyclist Assaulted by Cop

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On Friday, charges were officially dismissed against Christopher Long, the Critical Mass cyclist who was slammed to the ground by NYPD Officer Patrick Pogan in July. After he was knocked off his bike, Long was charged with attempted assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The official account of the incident, which was witnessed by dozens […]

NYPD Has Spent $1.32M to Suppress a Monthly Bike Ride

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Charles Komanoff, flanked by Marquez Claxton and Norman Siegel, at City Hall this morning. Time’s Up took its campaign for safe bicycling into the economic arena this morning with release of a report documenting the Bloomberg administration’s squandering of New Yorkers’ tax dollars in suppressing the Critical Mass bike rides. With the City Hall steps […]

Ding Dong Bruce Smolka’s Gone

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Newsday is reporting that NYPD Assistant Chief Bruce Smolka has filed for retirement. Smolka is reknowned for his needlessly aggressive tactics in breaking up peaceful political demonstrations, his disregard of basic civil rights and his all-too-frequent abusiveness towards women. In one infamous video he was caught kicking a female demonstrator in the head at a […]

Opposition Mounts to NYPD Assembly Rules; Rally Tonight

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As the City Council takes up legislation to lift NYPD rules against public assembly, cyclists and advocates will hold a rally and press conference before tonight’s Critical Mass ride. From BikeBlog: Critical Mass participants will be joined by a diverse group of videographers, artists, activists and politicians outraged over NYPD regulatory constraints on the civil […]