Eyes on the Street: Trying Out CityRacks, Without Bicycles

Streetsblog contributor Ken Coughlin sends along these shots of the CityRacks finalists at Astor Place, which are taking their place, for the time being, alongside the MTA’s new multi-purpose street furniture.

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