Saturday Sunny, with a high near 84. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
Saturday Night Clear, with a low around 66. South wind 3 to 6 mph.
And for the weekend:
So the Brooklyn Brewery weekend beer forecast calls for...
...Bel Air Sour!
Second summer temperatures are lingering, so we’re recommending you head outside with cans of Brooklyn Bel Air Sour. Our tropical dry-hopped sour ale is tart and breezy so you can take on the heat, and just starting to hit shelves in convenient six packs. Grab a couple and enjoy the sun.
Work on 8th Ave. continues, and a new bike traffic light is coming:
Work on 8th Ave from 38th St to 45th St in Manhattan continues:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 19, 2019
📷: Expanded sidewalk installation in progress on 8th Ave from 39th St to 42nd St
📷: New split phase left turn and #bikenyc signal at 8th Ave & 43rd St
More info on this project: https://t.co/zmU6Nl7QtF pic.twitter.com/uBzSCjuSF4
The Roosevelt Island bridge wills ee intermittent closures for the next week:
#RooseveltIslandBridge over the East Channel of the East River will require intermittent 15 minute FULL bridge closures to all vehicular, #Bikenyc, & pedestrian traffic from 9/22-9/28 6AM-8PM as coast guard regulations to permit marine traffic to pass while #UNGA74 is in session. pic.twitter.com/SB5kYAtjog— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 19, 2019
And today is the Global Climate Strike:
This is what you need to know about the Global Climate Strike set for Friday. https://t.co/cBpESCDlA9— New York City Patch (@NYC_Patch) September 19, 2019
Friday, Sept. 20 at 12 p.m.
The rally begins at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Protesters will then march to Battery Park, where the event will end with speakers and performers, including Fridays for Future leader Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who recently sailed across the ocean for climate action.
You can join fellow riders if you're heading down:
As if drivers and ticketing stings weren't enough to worry about, another rider in Manhattan has been the victim of a random attack:
i was randomly attacked yesterday riding up 1st ave (car lane) in nyc by a man who saw me coming, stepped out from the crosswalk & kicked me off my bike going 20+ mph. for no reason. i crashed into a barrier and flipped, landing partly on my head. i am surprisingly ok. #bikenyc— wilfred chan (@wilfredchan) September 19, 2019
And the NYPD told the victim the attacker "can do whatever he wants:"
Cyclist Assaulted In East Village Infuriated By NYPD Response: 'They Immediately Started Gaslighting Me' https://t.co/QQjMlNN0J2— Gothamist (@Gothamist) September 19, 2019
Chan told Gothamist that one of the officers "implied that I was the one who had hit the guy's foot. He kept insisting that because I was on a vehicle, it was therefore a vehicular accident, not assault. He compared it to someone's foot hitting a car. I asked him, 'So if you or your kid were riding down the street and some guy kicked you off your bikes, that would be okay?' His response: 'He can do whatever he wants.' I shit you not, those were his exact words." Meanwhile, Chan says there were witnesses standing there saying, "We saw him kick him off the bike, we literally saw it."
It's not just drivers--now anybody can hit a cyclist and get away with it.
Meanwhile, the NYPD seems to be issuing fewer tickets to drivers:
>@bicyclesonly: “If this administration really wants to see Vision Zero implemented, it’s going to make sure cops show up at hearings for Right of Way law violations.” As Traffic Violence Increases, NYPD Issues Fewer Moving Violations To Drivers https://t.co/nYjCNh5wbi— Vaccaro & White (@BikeNYCLaw) September 19, 2019
The apparent roll back in enforcement comes as Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed a crackdown on dangerous drivers, spurred in part by mounting public outrage to recent traffic violence. “We're going to use the power of NYPD enforcement on motorists to try and immediately jolt the situation," de Blasio said in July, following a trio of cyclist deaths. (The city’s fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th; more recent data on moving violations was not immediately available.)
Though they are using satellite technology to track down stolen bicycles:
Using satellites that orbit Earth, Officers Sagendorf & Zehrer tracked down a $12,900 bicycle & iPhone stolen on the #UES. 🛰— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) September 19, 2019
Enlisting help from Brooklyn cops, our officers relayed GPS coordinates of the bike to @NYPD79Pct, whose officers arrested the thief & recovered 🚲 &📱! pic.twitter.com/CfLPZghRew
I don't know what that bike is but it looks like they may have found it in space.
Finally, random attacks notwithstanding, there's nothing better than riding in the city:
Make the most of it this weekend.