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A massive handmade bike expo is coming to the Knockdown Center (the most Brooklyn thing about Maspeth, Queens) and cycling enthusiasts won't want to miss out. From August 15 to 17, locals are invited to head to the 50,000-square-foot Knockdown Center for the second annual Bike Cult show, which brings purveyors of custom, handmade bicycles to one central location. This year, the show will kick off with an opening night showcase and party on Friday,...
It was over a year ago that we first spoke to Thomas Callahan of Horse Cycles and visited his Williamsburg workshop. There are a lot of bikes in Brooklyn—as well as a lot of craftsman making beautiful, functional things in general—but Callahan stands out for not only his dedication to his craft, but also because of the exceptional product he creates. Which is why we're not afraid to say that Callahan makes the most beautiful...
Just last week, we came across the news that Citi Bike could very well live to see another year if (1) membership prices increased and (2) a new investor decided to fund the operation. But, of course, there was one hitch: The city refused to let Alta Bike Share, the company behind Citi Bike, increase membership prices unless they expanded the programs coverage by 3,800 bikes. Well, Alta was listening and now, Brownstoner is reporting that they've...
These stories are still depressingly common, but also, a needed reminder of how far we have to go before Vision Zero comes anywhere close to being a reality: Gothamist reports that a 46-year-old cyclist was killed earlier this morning in Bushwick, after being hit by a BMW at the intersection of Broadway and Halsey. It gets worse: "The driver then crashed into a parked car, and proceeded to barrel down a one way street near...