Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 7 to 15 mph.
Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South wind 11 to 13 mph.
And for the weekend:
With the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calling for...
With clear skies and some cooler evenings ahead, we’re recommending Brooklyn Lager to keep you moving this weekend. Pick it up in easy-to-transport cans and enjoy the smooth caramel and piney, fruity aroma of our classic amber lager.
Looking ahead, the NYPD has announced the bike lane closures in conjunction with the UN General Assembly:
Attention: NYC Bicyclists, the bike lane on 2nd avenue from E57th St to E42nd St, and the bike lane on 1st Ave from E36th st to E49th St. Will be closed starting Sunday Sept 29 do to the UN General Assembly. Take note that various side blocks will also be affected. #bikenyc pic.twitter.com/rLziyQRgkT— NYPD 17th Precinct (@NYPD17Pct) September 20, 2018
1st Avenue will also be closed to cars and pedestrians:
1st Avenue is shut down to not just bicycles but also vehicles and pedestrians. You may use any other non blocked street and follow the rules of the road.— NYPD 17th Precinct (@NYPD17Pct) September 20, 2018
But only the bike lane is closed on 2nd Avenue, so you're free to throw yourself to the cars just as long as you "follow all traffic rules:"
Bicycles may ride in a lane on 2nd avenue and follow all traffic rules. As for 1st avenue the entire street will be shut on the specified blocks for vehicles and pedestrians— NYPD 17th Precinct (@NYPD17Pct) September 20, 2018
Oh, and the following Citi Bike stations are going offline:
⚠️Service Alert: In advance of the 2018 UN General Assembly, the following stations will be temporarily removed today.— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) September 20, 2018
• 1 Ave & 44 St
• E 47 St & 1 Ave
• E 53 St & Madison Ave
• Grand Army Plaza & Central Park S
Check the app/map for available stations.
No wonder they're offering discounts.
So they want you to ride bikes but the bike lanes and Citi Bike stations are closed, go figure:
Right hand, meet left hand. pic.twitter.com/B4mDbKbdJw— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) September 20, 2018
Anyway, here's a map of all the closures:
The 73rd session of The UN General Assembly will begin next Monday. There will be a lot of street closures throughout the city especially around the UN. These are the main closures in the 17th Pct. Note other streets may be closed at any time. Please follow no parking signs pic.twitter.com/vjkuV4jFnw— NYPD 17th Precinct (@NYPD17Pct) September 20, 2018
Moving on, the judge in Daniel Hanegby's killer's trial has released video of the event:
Here's how low the stakes are for the driver:
Lewis is on trial because he refused a plea deal that would have given him a $1,000 fine, driver remediation classes, and a six month license suspension. He now faces up to 30 days in jail if found guilty.
No wonder drivers are so casual when it comes to hitting cyclists:
In happier news, the Sheridan Expressway de-expressway-ification is moving along:
The $75 million project will result in a newly-fashioned boulevard complete with signaled crossings for pedestrians and cyclists at Jennings Street, East 172nd Street and East 173rd Street. The plans also include a two-way bike path along Edgewater Road to Starlight Park and the Bronx River Greenway. Within the park, a new pedestrian bridge will be built on the Bronx River.
Though hopefull they'll maintain the current nautical vibe:
In California, scooter riders no longer have to wear helmets:
And shirts also remain optional.
Pictures of cars smashing into groups of cyclists. Stories about throwing quarters and lit cigarettes at bicycle riders along Northern Kentucky’s Route 8. Memes including homophobic slurs calling cyclists gay.
That’s some of the content found on the Facebook group “NKY Hates Bicyclists” administered by a trio of Northern Kentuckians, including one running for a local school board.
They seem nice.