Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 11 to 13 mph.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.
And the weekend doesn't look too shabby either, though it definitely looks warmer:
So the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
With temperatures creeping back up this weekend, we’re recommending Defender IPA to help beat the heat. Tropical hops and a clean, refreshing edge make it a perfect contender to take on the proverbial “second summer” of NYC.
Yes, the weather's still summery and yet everyone's back to work, which would explain why Citi Bike saw record-breaking ridership on Wednesday yet again:
NEWS: You did it again! Yesterday, riders surpassed the previous daily ridership record by taking 92,341 trips in a single day. 🎉— Citi Bike (@CitiBikeNYC) September 12, 2019
Were you a part of this record-breaking day? Tweet us your ride history so we can see! pic.twitter.com/MEPxP9laLd
As you head out for that weekend ride, remember the Putnam Trail is closed for paving:
In Brooklyn, work on 4th Ave. is ongoing:
Implementation of safety improvements along #4thAve in Brooklyn continues between 15th & 57th Sts:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 12, 2019
🚲Install curbside parking protected #bikenyc lanes
🚶Add new painted pedestrian islands
🅿️🚗Update parking regulations & expand metered parking
➡️Install offset crossings pic.twitter.com/arhI46C9Nw
And the Shore Parkway bike lanes are getting Jersey barriers:
Jersey barriers are being installed this week along the new #bikenyc lanes on Shore Parkway. #nycgreenways— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 12, 2019
More to come for the Shore Parkway #greenway connector through the fall: https://t.co/WdDbTEVty0 pic.twitter.com/mU9nvs6ADy
While in Manhattan the NYPD is getting sandwiches:
Curious what emergency compelled these @NYPDnews officers to block the bike lane, put on their siren, & idle through a green light...I pulled alongside, to see two cops unwrapping deli sandwiches & chilling. #BIKENYC pic.twitter.com/UAgjhk4ugp— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) September 12, 2019
Tomorrow you and your family can take advantage of the summery weather by joining a Kidical Mass ride:
Join thousands of kids across the planet as we ride bikes across NYC.
We are working on routes and times, so check back to get latest details.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.bikereg.com/kidicalmassnyc
3 RiDES! STARTING AT
BROOKLYN: PiER 6
MANHATTAN: TOMPKiNS SQ PARK
QUEENS: SUNNYSiDE - LOU LODATi PARK
+PLUS A 3 BORORiDE!
MEET AT 9:30
WE RiDE AT 10AM!
And on Tuesday you can explore cycling subcultures at the Museum of the City of New York:
I'm moderating a panel next Tuesday at the @MuseumofCityNY. Come say hi! The discussion will feature a range of folks representing various #bikenyc subcultures. Use the discount code BIKE to get $5 off tickets! https://t.co/0BFyu0OUE6 pic.twitter.com/FflDkrNNG9— Sam Polcer (@SamPolcer) September 10, 2019
Finally, a rider on a Citi Bike was attacked without provocation in the 8th Ave. bike lane:
Citi Bike Cyclist Describes Violent Assault By Two Men In Midtown Bike Lane https://t.co/0gPnl5wTxF— Gothamist (@Gothamist) September 12, 2019
A cyclist says she was assaulted in Midtown South this week by two men who tackled her off of her bike and punched her multiple times.
"They seemed pretty proud of what they did," Ina M., who asked that her last name be withheld for fear of retribution from the men, told Gothamist today. "I wasn't even doing anything, I was just biking home." You can see video of the two men walking away from her, with one of them putting up his middle finger, below.
Fortunately this occurred right near the local precinct:
Because she was on the same block as the local precinct, she knocked on an NYPD van window to get help from cops before the men walked away. The three officers who emerged, wearing light blue uniforms with badges, said they were "city school security officers" and declined to help. “They were kinda dismissive about it,” she added. The men, meanwhile, got away.
So much for that.