We heard lots of positive feedback about the free night bike patrols started in Park Slope to escort women home and prevent sex crimes. But the only skeptical questions we got is “who are these dudes? Are they safe?” Now, to ease your mind, the Brooklyn Bike Patrol not only has a Facebook page, they also got bright T-shirts! And it turns out we know one of them: Friend of Brokelyn Rob Blatt (who we can assure you, is not dangerous, unless you’re the Emmys, where he KILLS IT). You can see photos of the patrollers, read updates from their vigilante adventures and find out how to contact them. And you there, with that bike, nothing to do tonight and an overwhelming urge to Do Good? You can sign up to volunteer for the bike patrol too.
Out of all of Mayor Tall’s cockamamie ideas that he swept into office on, the craziest-sounding one might be Vision Zero, his insistence that the city can reduce traffic deaths to zero. Of course we’d all like that, but in this city of jaywalkers, red-light running cyclists and drivers that drive like going under 45mph […]
At this point, living in New York and complaining about the rent go so hand-in-hand that you’d think someone passed a law requiring we all do that. But, we always welcome a new voice to the chorus, and today Scott Stringer joined in with a report laying out the stark numbers that the median rent […]
Despite the fancy ideas about the city’s economic and political power moving towards Brooklyn, we still have to put up with a lot of Manhattan’s garbage, which is especially clear if you wind up in Williasmburg on weekends evenings. A group of concerned citizens have announced they’ve had enough of this shit and had a […]