Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 90. West wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 70. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
As for the weekend, head to the beach and stay there:
As for what to take with you, the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
With plenty of heat ahead, we’re recommending a particularly cold can of Brooklyn Lager this weekend. Count on its clean, smooth profile for plenty of refreshment, and hold the can on the side of your neck between sips for a little extra cooling down. Just make sure not too many people see you—it looks a little weird in public.
Or just drink it while standing in the cooler.
Starting this month Manhattan's most disjointed greenway will get some improvements:
This month we will begin safety improvements on FDR Service Rd in Manhattan:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) July 11, 2019
🚴New two-way protected #bikenyc lane on greenway from 25th-33rd Sts
🚲🚶Add shared bike/ped path from 33rd-34th St
🚶Add pedestrian island/curb extension at 34th St
🚗Calm traffic at FDR Drive exit pic.twitter.com/86Ou3R7vkE
Starting on Monday there could be partial night closures on the Queensboro Bridge bike and pedestrian path:
#QueensboroBridge work will require single lane closures 7/15-7/19:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) July 11, 2019
Mn-bound lanes & pedestrian/Bike path, 10PM-5AM
Qns-bound lanes, 11PM-5:30AM
Pedestrians & #BikeNYC are advised to proceed with caution. Cyclists may be required to dismount as they approach the work zone. pic.twitter.com/bzK368PBis
And today you can expect a full closure of the Ninth St. Bridge in Brooklyn:
*UPDATE: #NinthStBridge work (over the Gowanus Canal) has been rescheduled & will require FULL bridge closure 7/11 & 7/12, 9AM-4PM. All vehicular, pedestrian, & #Bikenyc traffic will be diverted to adjacent bridges over the Gowanus Canal. pic.twitter.com/Vl3ZKp7KC4— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) July 10, 2019
As for the NYPD's Bicycle Safe Passage Plans, the bike lane ticketing photo-ops continue to come in:
Meanwhile, in the same precinct...
NYPD stopped a young delivery guy on a bicycle to issue him a ticket. Instead of giving him a warning. Hunts Point Avenue & Seneca Avenue #thebronx #bronx #thebx #bx #boogiedownbronx #bronxbestshots #everydaybronx #southbronx #bronxlife #huntspoint #senecaave #postthepeople #bronxnative #nypd #mobilephotography #galaxys9 #samsungs9 #samsungmobile #adobe #lightroom #abc7ny #streetstyle #strideby #streetphotography #fatalframes #nyc #newyorkcity #streetlife #perspective #agameoftones
And yesterday morning the crackdown officially went into Full Irony Mode when the NYPD ticketed a cyclist after stopping in the bike lane to ticket a cyclist:
This @nypd car is driving up and down CPW this morning. I almost hit it as I had to swerve around it when it stopped a cyclist, then it stopped & ticketed me also for essentially walking my bike through a red light. What is going on here Mr Mayor @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio #uws pic.twitter.com/3HUF80sM5j— kimwatkinsnyc (@kimwatkinsnyc) July 11, 2019
In Queens, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer wants the NYPD to do something about all the cars parked on sidewalks:
With the number of bicycle casualties rising, Councilman Van Bramer is calling on the NYPD to step up their actions against illegal parking throughout the 108th Precinct. https://t.co/PWYldTQ88M— QNS (@QNS) July 10, 2019
In letter to NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, Van Bramer listed off 11 locations within the command where he claims residents are forced to walk in the street with their children because of vehicles parked on sidewalks.
“The 108th Precinct has become the epicenter of rampant illegally parked cars on the sidewalk and in the street, in addition to placard abuse. The precinct is overrun with illegally parked cars whose owners have no concern or respect for the law or resident of the community,” Van Bramer wrote. “Fifteen cyclists have died this year. Illegal parking makes our streets unsafe for everyone.”
Which is a problem our mayor, Bill “You Don’t See Cars Drive On The Sidewalk A Whole Lot" de Blasio has yet to acknowledge even exists--despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary:
I’m sad to report that a taxi crashed into Westville restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen on 9th Ave & 54th St. The cause is under investigation. My office is in contact with NYPD. We currently know of 8 injuries, 5 going to hospital. We are monitoring. https://t.co/osaRbWPhq8— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) July 11, 2019
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Hopefully they find the e-bike responsible.
But yes, it's true, even people on tiny vehicles with tiny motors can be a menace--like Captain Seersucker here who took out a Citi Bike rider while riding an e-scooter and then took off like Sherman McCoy:
#bikenyc, always signal when departing the lane to avoid crashes. Also, fuck this dude on the scooter. Vocalize your intent to pass. When you crash into someone go up to them and ask if they're ok. Motorized vehicles in the lane in general need to be extra vigilant and signal! pic.twitter.com/Bhio9tk4VB— Ed Yoo (@moogman2268) July 11, 2019
Not sure vocalizations would have helped here, but hit and run is hit and run. So if you see this guy browsing the linen suits at Men's Wearhouse be sure to turn him in.
Or at least confiscate his scooter.