Friday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
And while the sun may make an appearance this weekend it could be fleeting:
So do your part by heeding the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast and stock up on plenty of...
With warmer temperatures just a cloud away, we’re sending Brooklyn Defender IPA to help the sun shine. Count on its bright, fruity aromas and snappy finish to chase away the lingering clouds and get your outdoor adventures off on the right foot.
Maybe if we all drink enough Defender the sun will triumph.
But in the meantime it looks like we're gonna need...'da fenders.
I'm truly sorry for that.
Either way, you don't want to close out the work week with a ticket, and the current hotspot is the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge::
And yes, they will ticket you for things that aren't illegal:
NYC taxpayers are wasting a tremendous amount of money on very poorly trained public-sector workers. Ticket will be thrown out, wasting officer's time, supervisor's time, court's time, taxpayers' time. https://t.co/m2BUvtEuJY— Nicole Gelinas 🚌🚆🚇🚲🇺🇸🇫🇷 (@nicolegelinas) May 9, 2019
And while St. Nicholas Avenue above 125th is always a favorite, sometimes the stings happen a little further south:
It's an ideal spot to pick off riders as they enter and leave Central Park.
Moving on, when is a rideout not a rideout?
It's pretty safe to assume nobody's checking for bells.
On Monday, May 20th, there will be a ride to school in the East Village:
Chantal wants YOU to join her and her fellow #bikenyc East Villagers who will #BikeAveB to school on Mon 5/20. We’re riding to demand a safer Avenue B for all of the students and families that use it. RSVP here: https://t.co/uenvTm7kqx pic.twitter.com/6k5GFWPUf6— Ryan Smith (@smithry00) May 9, 2019
And sign the petition for Avenue B safety improvements while you're at it.
Of course, when it comes to riding to school, not only do you need bike lanes, but you also need bike lanes that don't have cars in them:
When cars turn our sidewalks into parking lots & block our bike lanes and crosswalks, they put pedestrians and cyclists in danger. It’s particularly unsafe for children, seniors, & people with disabilities. This is a threat to public safety that NYPD must take more seriously. pic.twitter.com/vtuNxLZ8eb— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) May 9, 2019
Then again, where do you expect School Safety Agents to get dressed...at home?!?
At this rate it's only a matter of time before you come across someone doing their morning ablutions in the bike lane in that shower costume from "The Karate Kid."
As for cars on the sidewalk, that doesn't happen, remember?
Biking is a sport, a true test of human performance and perseverance. It’s also an efficient form of transportation that can reduce the number of polluting car trips people make. E-bikes, if their costs continue to fall, could make a major contribution to the latter idea.
But first, cycling culture needs to get out of its own way.
More importantly, so does the Mayor.