Who Will Be the Next City Council Member to Subscribe to Citi Bike?

Steve Levin is the second council member to announce his Citi Bike membership. He is one of over 5,000 people to sign up for bike-share since memberships went on sale Monday.

With Brad Lander signing up earlier in the week, Brooklyn council members lead Manhattan 2-0. Who will be the first Manhattan rep to join?

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