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Citi yikes! City transportation reps won’t attend Park Slope Citi Bike meeting

The Department of Transportation will not attend a meeting to discuss Park Slope's controversial Citi Bike stations like this one on Carroll Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues.
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The Department of Transportation has infuriated members of a Park Slope panel by declining to attend a hotly anticipated meeting over the controversial rollout of the Citi Bike bicycle rental service in the neighborhood.

Members of Community Board 6 sent a letter lashing out at transit commissioner Polly Trottenberg for declining an invitation for agency reps to attend the emergency meeting set up to alleviate concerns over new Citi Bike stations, which have stripped drivers of more than 150 free parking spaces in the area.

“We were deeply disappointed when we received word that no one from the Department of Transportation was planning to attend the Public Hearing we have scheduled for Oct. 20,” read the letter signed by Community Board 6 Chairman Sayar Lonial, and the two co-chairs of the board’s transportation committee, Thomas Miskel and Eric McClure.

Several dozen critics of the bike-rental program stormed a general meeting of Community Board Six (should be 6) in September, where they attempted to hijack the assembly, which had no plans to discuss Citi Bike.

Lonial at one point demanded that 80-year-old Cobble Hill resident Jospeh Igneri leave the meeting, after the octogenarian launched into a tirade fueled by his hatred of the program.

CB6 (acronym) District Manager Craig Hammerman later said that the group would consider inviting police to attend future meetings where Citi Bike was on the table and, ultimately, decided to host the transportation committee where Citi Bike would be discussed at the 78th Precinct’s Sixth Avenue station house.

Board members invited the transportation department, which decides where Citi Bike docking stations are located, to record and address gripes by locals steamed over safety issues, loss of parking, and a perceived lack of government outreach related to the bike sharing program.

“To hear that your department declines to attend a public hearing to hear testimony on how Citi Bike has both positively and negatively affected our district, is disappoint­ing,” the board’s letter read.

Not only does the board feel like community members are being shafted, but the local advisory group seems to be taking the city agency’s rebuke personally, claiming that the board has always engaged with and often supported city transportation policies, including installing a protected bike lane on Prospect Park West and redesigns of Fourth Avenue.

“When it comes to transportation planning and advocacy, we have ample street cred,” the letter read.

Furthermore, the agency seems to be making a habit of ignoring the board, which had sent letters to the department regarding a discussion of the Union Street Bridge, which was never returned, the letter stated.

The board isn’t ready to call the two incidents a pattern, but hopes that this administra­tion’s transportation agency will take it as seriously as past transit leader’s have, according to Hammerman.

“I don’t know if two incidents suggests a pattern, but we’re mindful and hopeful that it’s not becoming a pattern,” he said. “I think our expectation from past tenures at DOT has been one of a close working relationship and it’s our preference to see that continue.”

Commissioner Trottenberg responded to the board’s letter late on Oct. 17, outlining how the board should act as the department’s proxy, and pass on suggestions for the five locations of critical concern.

“While we will not be attending Thursday’s meeting, we will of course take CB6’s feedback and work with you all to potentially make adjustments to bike stations as needed,” Trottenberg wrote. “We recommend that after the meeting you send us the top five locations of concern and any suggested alternatives and we will evaluate them expeditiou­sly.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Trollerskates from Moving Target says:
How dare these low rent, working class losers think they have the right to own cars, and clog up roads that the leisure class need cleared for their own use. Don't they know how awful it is for billionaires to have to look at these poor door using losers from the back of their limousines? Masters of the universe are just too important to have their time wasted in traffic with a bunch of mouthbreathers.
Oct. 18, 2016, 9:52 am
Antonino from Park Slope says:
Working moms & dads ride bicycles around town. Billionaires rarely ride bicycles around town. Futsy old Italian-American men don't have the authority to push around the tax payers who ride bicycles. An 80 year old worried about his parking space! Hilarious.
Oct. 18, 2016, 3:56 pm
Brooklynite from Brooklyn says:
Why should DOT show up? They came to a bunch of meetings to present Citi Bike to the community. And now these NIMBYs, who didn't attend any of these meetings, are upset that DOT isn't coming? That's chutzpah.
Oct. 18, 2016, 3:59 pm
Mie says:
Oh shut up PS. There was ample time to whinge and complain about losing something you are not entitled to in the first place. Pay for parking or ditch your car. Bike shares provide for community members 10 fold, free parking only helps you. #PlanetMe
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:41 pm
Giussepe Mangano from Gowanus says:
Poor Park Slopers... Don't like it, park in a garage!
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:43 pm
Shaquon from Clinton Hill says:
Yes, indeed, car drivers are prominent in Hillary's "baskets of deplorables." As she says, they are "irredeemable" and "not America." The DOT isn't going to show up at this meeting to have to endure such crude lowlifes. Hillary wouldn't.
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:51 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
My reason to why DOT won't attend is mainly because they can't seem to get around why they were able to side step the community board to place that rack.
Oct. 18, 2016, 5:14 pm
Community Boards Are Advisory from Brooklyn says:
The DOT isn't coming because the community board doesn't get to decide. They are advisory.

So f-ck off Slope Trash.
Oct. 18, 2016, 6 pm
Bd from RedHook/Carroll gardens says:
I've never had to read such low down trash sense from such as you say billionaires sitting in back seat limos in all years. Has it come to this, where we are at war, now war with each other over this over congested CitiBike racks on every other few blocks, congesting Smith St, Clinton St. and Henry Street. Who are the deplorables speaking out for what rights of low income rentals that stand by and complain. Old timers you say, would and will whack out verbally of how they feel, about where they must park their cars. Wow, this world is really coming to a stale, foul, ignorance - geez, where is the educated ones- if this comes to arguing over Citibike racks- which were brought up 5 years ago, than that was it. Till this past spring and summer, every morning to get up and find no parking but these blues stationed in racks for bikers to come along. These comments are dispicable and deplorable to a long living three generations of hardworking, sweating to earn what they had and have to put cooked food on tables- not orders. They do their interests with pen in hand.
Oct. 18, 2016, 6:40 pm
pedro from Sunset Park says:
Decision was already made.
Why should they come ?
its a done deal
Oct. 18, 2016, 11:49 pm
samir kabir from downtown says:
Once bike riders start following traffic rules, perhaps we can talk.
Oct. 19, 2016, 5:12 am
Guest from NYC says:
The bikes are here to stay.

I recommend getting a subscription, they are very useful for getting around.
Oct. 19, 2016, 8:25 am
Kevd from Flatbush says:
They had many outreach meetings, and you didn't attend them. Perhaps next time you should.
Oct. 19, 2016, 9:06 am
Fran from Carroll Gardens says:
Yes, we are 3 generation hard working people that made this so called unattainable neighborhood what it is today. How dare you knock us down for fighting for our rights as citizens!! What gives you the right to think that you are more important then us. We can't ride your so called Citi-bikes. Why do you feel you have the right to come and take away all our parking spots for your Citi-bikes. Some of us are disabled and unable to ride a bike. Maybe we can settle this by suing them for discrimination. Bikes don't belong in the streets menacing car drivers everyday. They belong in the countryside. Citi-bike lovers don't have the right to think they have more rights because they pay a high rent. Telling us we don't have a right to free parking. You seem to be, "the uneducated ones". Not us!! If you don't like it. Move back to the country. You move out, and leave us the hell alone you pompous idiots that think you have more rights then us. Go back to where you came from.
Oct. 19, 2016, 9:10 am
Mike from Slope says:
I'm hoping the Citibikes are just the first step. It would be great if overall bike infrastructure were improved in the neighborhood. Maybe removing a lane of parking and replacing it with a real separated bike lane on several streets. Or, perhaps, removing one traffic lane from each avenue and making them all one-lane one-way, with the additional space given over to cyclists.
Oct. 19, 2016, 9:10 am
Rick from Carroll Gardens says:
Replacing on-street auto vehicle storage with Citi Bike racks actually INCREASES parking: you can get 6-8 bike racks in the room occupied by one small car. Plus, the Citi-Bikes get a lot more use than a typical car stored on the street.

The addition of Citi Bikes has been of great benefit to Carroll Gardens.
Oct. 19, 2016, 9:14 am
Daniel from Flatbush says:
The DOT just needs to look at the data! We need 5x as many Citibike stations in Park Slope to keep up with demand. As long as there is free car parking anywhere in this city we shouldn't even think twice about re-purposing it. If it were being put to valuable use, then it wouldn't be free to use! But we also need to consider replacing some of the paid parking spots to get the stations closer to every destination. There the DOT should do an economic analysis and see which users will pay more per square foot and use that in allocating the space.
Oct. 19, 2016, 9:30 am
Pedestrian from Sunset Park says:
" Once bike riders start following traffic rules, perhaps we can talk."

Good point. We should also remove all car parking from the streets until car drivers start obeying speed limits (no going 28mph in a 25mph zone!), not rolling through stop signs, stop double-parking, etc.
Oct. 19, 2016, 9:47 am
FB from Carroll Gardens says:
Bikes do not replace the cars. The people that ride bikes, leave their cars at home clogging our city parking. Where does it say that they have the right to have both cars & bikes to use at their own disposal whenever they want. And I have to struggle looking for a place to park as a disabled citizen. Where is the right in that!! Can someone answer that question?
Oct. 19, 2016, 10:01 am
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
@ Fran from Carroll Gardens

Car parking is not a right, dear.
Oct. 19, 2016, 10:04 am
Spain from Park Slope says:
"Our Parking" - because everyone in Park Slope owns a car and everyone in Park Slope is entitled to free on street parking.

These people are completely insane. This city needs a parking permit system yesterday.
Oct. 19, 2016, 10:19 am
Oy from NY says:
If this is a gripe session, can't the comments be reflected in the meeting minutes and then forwarded to DOT? Why waste taxpayer dollars on staff time to this when DOT already attended plenty of meetings already on this topic?

DOT has a lot of work to do, and it doesn't have an unlimited budget. The agency leaders need to make choices. Let them focus on other more critical projects, like fixing streets and intersections where people are getting killed.
Oct. 19, 2016, 10:22 am
Joe from Park Slope says:
It's amazing how these elitist drivers are pushing for keeping their free perks. People who can afford a car are not in any way needy. They should get a spot in a garage or quit whining about having to spend time looking for parking. If you can't afford a garage space and absolutely need a car, move somewhere where you can afford a garage.
Oct. 19, 2016, 10:52 am
Uninvited Guest from NYC says:
Citibikes are here to stay?

I'll believe that when I see their financials, which seem to be more elusive than Trump's tax returns.
Oct. 19, 2016, 11:08 am
Tyler from pps says:
"Bikes don't belong in the streets menacing car drivers everyday."

Fran is unhinged. Perhaps she is disabled and needs to travel by car, but I don't think she should be operating that vehicle herself. It's clearly too scary out there for her. I'm not sure how she even gets to her car and back with all of the "menaces" out there!
Oct. 19, 2016, 11:26 am
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
@ Uninvited Guest from NYC

The company that runs Citibike posts their financials publicly. Google is your friend on that.

Also as a private company not receiving tax payer dollars they are not necessarily required to do that.

Perhaps drivers who are receiving tax payer subsidies via free parking should be required to post their financials before using street parking.
Oct. 19, 2016, 11:46 am
Uninvited Guest from NYC says:
Sorry Dave, their published "financials" only show revenue, but not expenses. That's only half the picture.

And they are receiving public support in that the docks are sited on public property (which they were supposed to compensate the city for, but never have, claiming financial difficulties). And there are a number of public servants at the DOT, whose salaries are paid by our taxes, working exclusively on Citibike issues and projects.
Oct. 19, 2016, 12:02 pm
Trollerskates from Moving Target says:
People like Fran are the ones that need to move to the country. Only the super rich should have cars in the city, if you can't afford a second rent to store your private car, you need to get a bike, or leave. The elites are done sharing their streets with peons.
Oct. 19, 2016, 12:13 pm
Brian Van from Gramercy says:
Tal Barzilai is back to tell us how something happened where he wasn't present nor paying attention.

He's got good company in a couple of current and former councilmembers, sadly.

Amazing how the privileged class can't ever seem to acknowledge that maybe someone else - maybe a LOT of other people, like hundreds of them - asked for something that they personally think they have no need for. But the needs of the one-who-lives-25-miles-away outweigh the needs of the many
Oct. 19, 2016, 12:15 pm
Fran from Carroll Gardens says:
You people are out of touch with reality, you really think that because you are super rich you have more rights then the people that aren't. Pay for parking you say!! I never had to before!! Why should I now. Because you think I should!! I am not even going to waste my time talking to you people. You make no sense at all. You are egotistical, self indulging idiots that only care about your own rights and no one else. Tyler, I am not unhinged just because I want to fight for my rights!! You are! I am very capable of driving anywhere and everywhere. Trollerskates, You move to the country. I have been a city girl all my life. And, this is where I will stay. You call me a peon. You are the peon for talking this way. You are the lowlife that is not intelligent enough to talk with respect!!
Oct. 19, 2016, 1:59 pm
carolegardens says:
Here is the problem with bikes as transportation: Winter! A wide variety of means of transportation will always have to share the streets of NYC due to our climate here. Duh. The vitriol is really unnecessary. Logic wins!
Oct. 19, 2016, 2:08 pm
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
@ Fran from Carroll Gardens

Tyler is right, your logic and rants are completely unhinged. You sound like a female, local version of the epic troll "Tal Barzilai"

Delete your driver's license and/or take your car and drive far far away.
Oct. 19, 2016, 2:26 pm
Dentist from Park Slope says:
WOW. great argument.

"I never had to before!! Why should I now."
Oct. 19, 2016, 2:54 pm
Trollerskates from Moving Target says:
Fran, you never had to pay to park before because your neighborhood was rapidly becoming a smog choked slum until we gentrified it. Now you can pay to store your private car in your new and improved neighborhood, and enjoy the cleaner air we brought you, or leave.

Your welcome.
Oct. 19, 2016, 3:20 pm
Belle from Carroll Gardens says:
Talk about elitist bigots. There are no bigots to rival the rich bike crowd. Overwhelmingly white, profoundly intolerant of everyone who doesn't look like them. They say cars are getting a free ride when cars are paying through the nose, to be licensed, inspected and insured, in huge gas taxes for street infrastructure upkeep, have to pay to park on commercial streets. The freeloaders are the bikers. They don't have to pass a driving test, don't have to keep their vehicles in shape, don't pay a thing outdide of the taxes everyone pays for bike lanes and bike docks. I know these comments will evoke a torrent of abusive, profane backlash from bike bigots like those above, probably those very bigots above. That's what bullies do: Spread intolerance and beat up the people they hate.
Oct. 19, 2016, 3:28 pm
Fran from Carroll Gardenes says:
Trollerskates, I can understand where you got your name now. My neighborhood was never a smog infested slum. How dare you! You came along and decided to take it over because of its beauty and it's safety which we worked hard to keep up with. You are destroying this neighborhood with your pet peeves. You are spoiled weaklings that cry when they don't get their way. We made this neighborhood what it is today. Not you!! I have decided not to speak anymore. You are not worth my time!! You are nothing but a bunch of bullies!!
Oct. 19, 2016, 3:45 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
If anyone is some elitist snob and always feeling that they should get everything, it's the bike zealots. They always use such claim that riding a bicycle is the only way to go green even though it isn't as a way to claim that their needs outweigh everyone else's. Unfortunately, not everyone can ride a bicycle on a regular. BTW, we motorists pay a lot to upkeep our vehicles, and that isn't something cheap, plus we get fined if we don't hence not having that optional. Also, I suggest looking at the causes to why some of us choose driving or riding a bicycle or even using public transportation rather than just focusing on the effects. Maybe some of us drive because we are coming from areas that don't have that many viable alternatives to getting around, have transit that isn't compatible with our schedules, or even have to work late night shifts when most transit isn't even available. The real reason for the community doesn't like the Citi Bike rack is mainly because they felt that it was placed with little to no input hence being done in an esoteric fashion otherwise known as elitism. As for those named Fran, Belle, or even Uninvited Guest, none of them are me and I don't know any of them, and I would think that they don't know me either nor did I ask them to come here or vice versa. One other thing, most of those vehicles that are parking on the streets for free are actually paying for the roads through taxes for infrastructure, so in a way, they are paying for it, just not directly.
Oct. 19, 2016, 4:31 pm
Trollerskates from Moving Target says:
Obviously, the oh so tolerant (lol) local mooks commenting here can't actually afford to own a car, unless the rest of us pay for it. Otherwise, you would be looking forward to paying to park your polluting machines whenever, and wherever you like. I'd bet a few dollars that Fran and Belle have their cars registered in another state, like the freeloaders they are.
Oct. 19, 2016, 4:33 pm
George from Park Slope says:
Why does some guy from Pleasantville matter in this conversation at all?
Oct. 19, 2016, 4:42 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
i park therefor i am - street parking is never going to go away - loosen the butt plugs
Oct. 19, 2016, 5:05 pm
Tony says:
Here is a fact: Homeowners Across the Globe do actually park their cars on city streets. Use google and see for yourself! In Rome and in London,in Boston and Nairiobi and in Mexico City there exist "homeowners" who park their cars for free on city streets. And they don't need to have a "right" to do so. In what world do you live?

In addition bikes are toast in the rain and sleet and snow which is the NYC winter and in addition many NY residents can not ride bikes for a wide variety of reasons.

Bike riders get a grip!
And Citibike trolls who inhabit this and other boards on this issue need to go away!

Enough already.
Oct. 19, 2016, 5:40 pm
Lilly says:
If no cars can park on the streets of NYC then there go Uber and Lyft and ...??? Sigh. Back to yellow cabs and NYC busses.
Oct. 19, 2016, 5:45 pm
boof from brooklyn says:
If on-street parking is so valuable, then why is it free? We need resident parking permits at a reasonable fee. Make it required to have in-state registration and insurance. That would clear up about a third of the spots right there (and discourage insurance fraud). When people adapt and available parking spaces start decreasing again, just raise the rates. Problem solved.
Oct. 19, 2016, 7:10 pm
Dan from Brooklyn says:
Every parking space given over to Citibike is one less chance to have some ——'s car alarm go off for an hour while I'm trying to sleep.
Oct. 19, 2016, 7:35 pm
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
Hi idiots (aka concerned drivers)

Losing the hysterics for a moment Citibike has taken away single digit number of parking spots in the neighborhoods around here. If that is the tipping point for parking Armageddon then the problem is too many cars not a couple bike racks.

And GTFO with this deluded belief that you pay for the streets.

Plus finally Trollerskates is right you wouldn't be able to afford your car if everyone else didn't pay your way. (1) note how many cars in this area actually have NY plates (2) everyone including non-drivers pay higher taxes and rents to support the giveaway of free parking in a dense city. As suggested earlier in the chain please feel free to leave if you don't like it here.
Oct. 20, 2016, 8:53 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
@ Tony - bravo

@Dave - well I have two cars (yes two) and no problem affording them as one is paid off. I keep one here and the other at my country estate which is pretty much used by my wife to motor about.

As far as paying my way - thank you :) You are also paying for my wife's more than generous board of ed pension, our rent controlled apartment (daughter turns 21 in December so she will be on the lease and another maybe 60 years in he building) and shortly our social security, senior discounts etc - again thank you as you are very much a mensch.
Oct. 20, 2016, 10:33 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Dave, first of all, knock it off with the personal attacks and act your age, which shows which group is behaving maturely and which one isn't. As I have said on a previous topic here as well as on the NY Times, there are parts of NYC that are transit deserts, so a car is needed to get around more efficiently in which any form of road pricing will be seen to them as both a regressive tax and punishment for them having such limited options, plus not all of them are high up on the ladder. Again, look and understand the causes to why there are those living in the city that choose driving rather than the effects. In other words, taking away parking spaces on the streets does affect them in a big way especially if their own property doesn't come with parking. Another thing is that if they live in the city, they do pay for the streets, so they are already paying for them even if not directly. On a side note, there have been cities such as Chicago and SF that have placed numerous metered parking that was done by market rate and it was found out that they were used less rather than more making them net money losers. Nevertheless, the main point is about placing a bike rack while side stepping the community, and that is the reason why this one has gotten residents so riled up on it. In all honesty, bike commuters are still a small fringe according the NYC Census Bureau, so I can't understand why do you bike zealots always feel that your needs must outweigh everyone else's despite that. More importantly, with winter coming in two months, I doubt that most will even be riding bicycles in the snow. Then again, I doubt most will be riding them in the rain either let alone when there is record breaking temperatures during the summer. Overall, nobody really hates bicycles, it's just the narcissistic behavior they tend to display.
Oct. 20, 2016, 5:55 pm
Tony says:
@Tal Barzilai
Thank you. Amen.
Your climate descriptions of NYC makeking the case for all types of transportation being needed on the streets of NYC. This part of Brooklyn has had an influx of many new residents which puts the pressure on the city to create alternate modes of transportation. (We all know the streets are often clogged around here). Bikes are a nice alternative if one works within biking distance. I for one work in NJ and I need a car to drive to work daily. I am sure I am not the only person who drives to work to a place which has no public transit access. Around the neighborhood I use my own bike regularly (I find Citbikes too costly). This is just Me however. We all lead our daily lives in different ways. Amen to that too.

Too many of these black and white thinking bike trolls/people are plain ole rude and nasty. That's why I believe they are trolls. Maybe they were paid to be here by Citibike? :)
Oct. 20, 2016, 10:09 pm
Stephen from South Slope says:
It's really simple. Everyone should want bikeshare everywhere, as well as bike infrastructure. Why? Simple.

The easier we make it for people (old, new, pink, green,etc.) to not own a car, the fewer cars there will be to compete for spaces. In the long term, this is the only way to make the situation better for those who need/want to continue to drive. Of course, there are also transit and pedestrian improvements, but the bottom line here is: if you drive, and want to continue to do so, it's the other drivers/car owners who are the overwhelming competition (perhaps permitting is in order?), not the cyclists "taking" a tiny fraction of spaces that will actually end up producing fewer drivers and helping the issue.

As for those who can't wrap their minds around year-round cycling, you must not be paying attention, they're everywhere. And, bikeshare makes it even easier to do.

Finally, those who were caught off guard by all of this, reflect on why that is. Sure, government can always do more to engage with communities in deeper and broader ways, but ask yourself if you are plugged in to your own community. Notifications of planning process was in papers, the CBs, community groups, civic organizations, faith communities, and among members of the community itself. We all bear some responsibility in creating this community, and part of that is staying informed. Connect and interact, and missing out on something like this (especially this high profile), is much less likely.
Oct. 21, 2016, 12:33 am
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
@ Tony

So move to Jersey or quit ya whining.
Oct. 21, 2016, 8:43 am
Fran from Carroll Gardens says:
The plates you see from other states you idiots are the people that come to visit their relatives that live in this neighborhood. You are probably the type that would get out of state plates just so you could get insurance cheaper. And then you ride your Citi-bike. A disabled person has no choice but to drive a car. So therefore they should take the bike stations away and put some disabled parking sights on our streets. That would not take away parking from anyone. Take care of the elderly and the disabled first before the healthy and able bodied.
Oct. 21, 2016, 11:20 am
Trollerskates from Moving Target says:
Someone should tell Fran about access a ride. There is no need for anyone to own a car in Brooklyn. People choose to own cars because they are lazy, selfish, and antisocial. And they expect the rest of us to subsidise their self absorption. The free ride is over folks, pay the proper cost, or get yourself a bike, or a metrocard.
Oct. 21, 2016, 12:04 pm
Fran from Carroll Gardens says:
@trollerskates - You truly are a troll!! A total idiot as a matter of fact. I have a Access-a-ride for your information. But they don't take me to NJ to visit with my grandchildren. And I have to wait 1 hour to be picked up because they are never on time just to run an errand a few blocks away. All you have to do is jump on your Citi-bike. Don't you dare put down the elderly and the disabled. Just by listening to your answers you are disabled in your brain. You are the lazy selfish and self absorbed. You need a Citi-bike to do your chores. Why don't you walk? Who the hell are you to tell me I don't need a car. You are the one that doesn't need a bike.!!
Oct. 21, 2016, 12:29 pm
Tyler from pps says:
Fran says, "The plates you see from other states you idiots are the people that come to visit their relatives that live in this neighborhood."

I say, "HAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA!"

Fran says, "You are lazy selfish and self absorbed."

I say, "Oh lordy! The irony. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!"

You're delusional, Fran.
Oct. 21, 2016, 2:25 pm
Tyler from pps says:
By the way, Fran. Why are you using our overburdened and taxpayer subsidized Access-a-Ride system when you have a car? I thought that was why you *needed* a car? And now you're telling us that your neighbors and fellow taxpayers are subsidizing BOTH your Access-a-Ride usage AND the storage of your personal property???

I own a car. I wish I was as delusional and selfish as you to convince myself that I "need" my car and have a "right" to free storage of my personal property.
Oct. 21, 2016, 2:28 pm
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
Fran,

You should show some gratitude

Sincerely,
The tax-payers who subsidize your selfish existence.
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:05 pm
Dave from Boerum Hill says:
Fran, move closer to your grandchildren. New Jersey has plenty of parking.

There I fixed your problem.
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:07 pm
Fran from Carroll Gardens says:
FYI, the only bike I like to ride has the seat removed. Well, that and the black homeless guy at the park who smells like old urine and feces.
Oct. 21, 2016, 3:10 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I hate to break to you bike zealots, but as much as you despise the car culture, it's not going away anytime soon just like the WNBA, so learn to live with it. I dare some of you to see what it's like living in the southern part of Brooklyn, eastern part of Queens, northern part of The Bronx, or even the entire borough of Staten Island without having a car, and then you will see why most of those living there need one to get around on a regular basis. The boundaries of NYC aren't where the subway lines stop and transit deserts do exist beyond them. It might be great that you guys can get around without a car and even afford to live in such areas considering your incomes, but that's not the case for everyone. Sometimes, those such as myself feel like a modern day Jacob Riis who was known for showing how the other half of NYC lived mainly by looking at the lower classes and their standards of living, which made the city give them better housing later on. In this case, I'm talking about the part of the city that isn't on the guide books and where the tourists don't go to much. As for the out of state license plates, I do agree that they can be wrong and possibly be used because they probably cost less, but some of them are there because those that own those vehicles could have been from those states originally and now live here, so it might be from where the vehicle was originally registered or that the owner didn't change their place of residency when they moved. On a side note, for whatever any of you can say about driving being subsidized, I can easily say the same things about how bicycles are being subsidized as well along with mass transit or even walking. As a matter of fact, just about everything we use involving an infrastructure is being subsidized, so maybe we should have no subsidies for anything and just pay the full price for everything instead and notice how much they really cost.
Oct. 21, 2016, 5:34 pm
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
I think Dave from Boerum Hill just outed himself as the perv who writes all the fake comments. Only 3 minutes between him and the fake Fran.
Oct. 21, 2016, 7:13 pm
Old time brooklyn from Slope says:
Go for it fran
Get every dime you can
Oct. 22, 2016, 5:51 pm
Lady from South brooklyn says:
What happened to the 18 inch law that the sanitation made years ago. Does the building owner still has to clean the gutter or does Citibike who rents the space cleans and what about the snow? Is this law eliminated?
Oct. 24, 2016, 12:11 am
Tyler from pps says:
Have you noticed Citi Bike stations un-maintained, Lady? I sure haven't.
Oct. 24, 2016, 10:01 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Yum, let me get in on that please.
Oct. 24, 2016, 3:14 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
I enjoy drinking human diarrhea and eating poo.
Oct. 24, 2016, 5:01 pm

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