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


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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Opening Reception: Investigating Where We Live 2007: Downtown Duo

An exhibition featuring the photographs and writings of New York City middle- and high-school students who compared many facets of Lower Manhattan and Greenwich Village. Join the students for a special reception where they will present their work, including examinations of topics as diverse as neighborhood history, cultural identity, architectural design and historic preservation.

Why Hallie Rides

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. […]

Brownsville Residents Push For Neighborhood’s First Bike Lanes

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 […]