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Crosstown Bike Lanes Remain CB8 Flashpoint

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In a flashback to Community Board 8 meetings from two years ago, the board’s divisions over crosstown bike lanes reemerged on Monday night. After the board couldn’t agree back in 2016 on what Upper East Side crosstown lanes were acceptable, the Department of Transportation returned this week to propose two new pairs […] Nigel

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Protected Bike Lane Pitched at Queensboro Approach

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A nine-block stretch of Second Ave. requires that cyclists heading downtown merge with vehicles speeding down the avenue to eventually turn left onto the Queensboro Bridge. The stretch — often dubbed the Second Avenue gap — lacks protected bike lanes between 59th and 68th Sts. But now, the city Department of […] Nigel

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Protected Lane Around Central Park Demanded After Cyclist’s Death

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In the nearly two weeks since the death of 23-year-old Australian cyclist Madison Jane Lyden on Central Park West, City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal has been calling for a two-way protected bike lane circling around all of Central Park. Lyden — a tourist whose death has rallied cycling activists in their demands […] Nigel

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Second Entrance Open at 34th Street-Hudson Yards Station

BY MICHAEL ROCK | Development of the Hudson Yards neighborhood reached another milestone early on the morning of Sat., Sept. 1, as the second entrance and exit for its subway station opened to the public. The 34th Street-Hudson Yards station is the only such stop west of Ninth Ave. and south of 59th St. Its opening […] Nigel

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Central Park an Oasis for Cyclists, As Long as They Get There Safely

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Cyclists, joggers, walkers, and all manner of rollers earned a sanctuary from danger and stress when the last car rolled out of Central Park. The move to designate Central Park as a car-free space starting in June was a major victory for safe streets advocates and cyclists of all levels. At last […] Nigel

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CB7 Pushing for Protected Bike Lane on Central Park West

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  | Upper West Siders are stepping up their calls for greater protections for bike riders on Central Park West in the wake of the death of Madison Jane Lyden, an Australian tourist killed while cycling on the avenue last month. Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee has voted unanimously on a request to the […] Nigel

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The Spike in Spoke Shops

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop […] Nigel

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Poetic Painter

BY DAVID NOH | nce upon a time, on the magical island of Manhattan, there lived three princesses named Stettheimer. Born to a wealthy, elite German Jewish family, their father, a banker, deserted them in childhood, but their mother, Rosetta, had enough money of her own to enable her daughters to create their own special kingdom, […] Nigel

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Celebrating Editta Sherman

BY DAVID NOH | At the New-York Historical Society right now, you can meet the best unknown portrait photographer of the last century, Editta Sherman. Although she died four years ago, her presence is very much alive here in the huge, vintage 8×10 camera with which she plied her trade (the same one the great […] Nigel

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Just Do Art: The Awkward Adolescence Edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER |  AUTHOR READING: “LORDS OF THE SCHOOLYARD” | Set in 1970s southern suburbia, long before kids would be driven to suicide by cutting remarks hurled into cyberspace, the merciless tormentors in Ed Hamilton’s debut novel get their results the old-fashioned way — through face-to-face intimidation, made all the easier by adults who […] Nigel

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