Video: The Bedford Avenue Guerrilla Bike Lane Striping

For your viewing pleasure this morning, YouTube footage of yesterday’s early a.m. direct action on Bedford Avenue in South Williamsburg. It’s hard to say for sure, but it looks like the Hasidic bike lane painters chose to stay off-camera. After the jump, a look at the results in broad daylight, courtesy of a tipster.

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