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

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Yesterday around 10 a.m. I got on the number 3 subway line at Bergen Street in Brooklyn, where I easily found a seat. As usual, I noticed that there was space on the baby-blue benches all the way up to 96th Street, where I switched trains to go to Columbia University at 116th Street. Only […]

Important Meeting Tonight on New L.E.S. Bike Lanes

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Manhattan Community Board 3’s Transportation Committee is holding a public meeting on the new bike lanes on Grand Street in the Lower East Side tonight at 6:30 pm at 273 Bowery (at Houston St.), University Settlement, Room 1. Details here. It is important that some bicycling advocates show up to this meeting. From Transportation Alternatives: In […]

New Bike Stencils Completed on the Lower East Side

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As on Brookyn’s Fifth Avenue this weekend, it looks like DOT has finished installing the new Class III bike route stencils on Clinton and Delancey Streets. If you ride this route, let Streetsblog know what you think of these. Related: New "Shared Lane" Bike Route Design Spotted in Manhattan New Bike Markings on the Upper West Side City […]

Using Citi Bike Data to Figure Out Where Cyclists Ride

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It’s been a week since Citi Bike released a trove of data on bike-share trips, and the public is already using the information to pick out patterns in ridership and glean new details about the demographics of Citi Bike riders. In addition to identifying the busiest late-night stations to map nightlife hotspots, statistician Ben Wellington at […]

Why Lloyd Rides

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This is the ninth portrait in Streetsblog’s weekly “Why I Ride” series. Lloyd is a social worker living and working in the East Village. He’s on vacation this week, and was taking advantage of the warm weather to ride from lower Manhattan up to the George Washington Bridge. I caught up with him on the […]