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Forgotten Greenpoint: Wooden Sidewalk on West Street May Become Extinct

West Street's wooden block sidewalk is a common stop on walking tours of Greenpoint; Courtesy of Preservation Greenpoint

Is one of Greenpoint’s most unexpected features­­­—a stretch of historic wooden block paving on West Street near the Greenpoint Terminal Market—in imminent danger? Many say that this is the last place where original wooden paving exists in New York City. These blocks are so rare that one from this section of sidewalk is included in the collection at The City Reliquary. But a new bike path down West Street could mean this final vestige of obscure New York City history will be put on the chopping block. Continue reading

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Free Cyclist-Centric Yoga in McCarren Saturday

Brooklyn-based bike tourism group Get Up And Ride is hosting this Saturday’s Free Yoga For Cyclists in McCarren Park. Instructor and GUAR VP Lisa Markuson designed the class to “tap into the needs of active, fast-moving, possibly stressed people” in its postures and meditations. Get on your bike and om.

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one*two*three*speed + Anna Karina

Anna Karina from "A Woman is a Woman" inspires one*two*three*speed bike helmets bow reflectors.

Ladies, do you find that all bike accessories for girls are just boys stuff in pink? Featured Valentine’s Market vendor one*two*three*speed makes handmade accessories for classy cyclists with the motto “stick a bow on your helmet.” It’s about time we can look cute on our bikes and be safe! Continue reading

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Yana (Obviously) Bikes and Tells For Brooklyn Cruiser While Repping Greenpoint Hard

Originally posted on Brooklyn Cruiser:

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“One thing about living in Brooklyn — there are always a lot of neighbors to love.  But every once in a while, you meet that one who’s got the je ne sais quoi thing going in spades.  Enter Yana.  She lives in Greenpoint, bikes Greenpoint like it’s falling off the map, contributes to Greenpointers, and more or less embodies everything there is to crush on about the nabe.

But part of being a local in these parts means embracing the world beyond — The almighty commute factors into Yana’s lifestyle (she works in Soho, “and I absolutely love it.”), as does keeping her heritage close by way of spreading some culinary delight (She does a quarterly pop-up Filipino dinner called SALO — click that, for sure!)”

Read the rest of the story at Brooklyn Cruiser…

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Pulaski Bridge Bike Path? Under City Consideration

Pulaski Bridge
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Remember the last time you walked across the Pulaski Bridge? You likely were almost run over by a cyclist, right? Or were you the cyclist coasting at a rapid pace with no time to break as you approached a halted pedestrian stopped to snap a shot of that breathtaking Manhattan skyline?

Lucky for us, this danger might soon come to an end.

The city is currently in talks to create a separate bike lane for the bridge, providing a more spacious walking route and a safer way for cyclists to cross from Greenpoint to Long Island City. A bike lane would reportedly replace one of the Pulaski’s three southbound car lanes. The current sidewalk is only eight-feet wide for cyclists and pedestrians traveling in both directions.

The only roadblock (pun intended) is the Pulaski’s drawbridge. According to DNAinfo.com, the Department of Transportation will announce a final decision this March. Maybe Greenpointers will have a safe way to head to LIC just in time for ideal spring bike-riding weather.

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Greenpoint Naked Bike Ride?

You wish! If you want to get intimate with your Brooks saddle you will have to go all the way to Philly for the Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 4pm. Otherwise we can offer you the next best thing, a ride from McGolrick Park to Fort Tilden on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 11am, guided by Greenpointer Julian, who I bet would get naked if you asked him to. He rules! RSVP on FB.

Now someone start organizing a Greenpoint Naked Bike Ride! PLEASE!

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Greenpoint to the Rockaways: Epic Ride

The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway Initiative will be presenting the 4th Annual Brooklyn Waterfront Epic Ride on Saturday, July 28, 2012.

Registration is open. Ride for $20.

We are currently recruiting 60 marshals and other ride support volunteers (non-riders) for this 600 person ride. If you are an experienced cyclist, you can ride free by serving as a ride marshal.

Mandatory marshal training and orientation will occur the evening of Tuesday, July 10th. Non-riding volunteers will help with coordination, directing riders, registration at ride starts and help with the end of
the ride.

To volunteer, please contact Marilyn at mschiller@brooklyngreenway.org

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You Voted: Bike-Share Locations in Greenpoint

While there was no choice to opt out of “CITI” branded bike-share locations in Greenpoint altogether, we voted and here is a draft map of where they will be placed in the neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

Locations:
• India St Ferry Terminal
• Franklin & Java St
• Freeman and Manhattan
• India & Manhattan
• Milton & Franklin
• Meserole & Manhattan
• Bedford @ Lorimer
• Eckford & Driggs
• Russell & Driggs
• Nassau & Sutton
• Norman & Humboldt
• Richardson & North Henry

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