Commuter Profiles

Commuter Profiles

Thinking about cycling to work? Get advice from bicycle commuters we have profiled in the T.A. magazine:

  • Bettie Kollock-Wallace, chairperson of Brooklyn Community Board 16 and a personal trainer and group fitness coordinator who commutes from her neighborhood in Brownsville.
  • Diego Gerena-Quiñones, one of T.A.’s Bike Ambassadors and T.A.’s Staten Island Organizer, as well as a bike messenger for Street Kings NYC who commutes throughout New York.
  • Limor Tomer, General Manager of Concerts and Lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who commutes through Central Park.
  • Alex Vessels,co-founder of We-Flashy, a clothing company who commutes from Park Slope.
  • Caroline Samponaro,T.A.’s Senior Director of Campaigns and Organizing who commutes to work in Chelsea.
  • Robyn Hillman-Harrigan and Lillian Gerson, co-owners of Shore Fruit, a bicycle-powered, cut-fruit cart who bike along the Rockaway Beach boardwalk from Beach 86th Street to Beach 106th Street, Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Abby Aguirre, the Features Editor of T., the New York Times style magazine who commutes from south Brooklyn to Manhattan.
  • Janet Liff, a Commercial Real Estate Broker and co-chair of T.A.’s Advisory Council who commutes from the Village to Midtown South.
  • Gretchen Jones, a clothing designer who commutes from Fort Greene, Brooklyn to Manhattan.
  • Hendrik Hertzberg, a staff writer and senior editor at The New Yorker, who commutes from home to the Condé Nast building in Times Square.
  • Ahmer Qadeer and Milagros Dorregaray, a married couple, each of whom commutes from their home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn to work.
  • Jakob Reich, a Professor at Baruch College, CUNY who commutes from Crown Heights in Brooklyn to Baruch College in Manhattan.
  • Jill Smith, an employee at Scholastic Books who commutes from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
  • Bahiyyih Comeau, an employee at Commodities Natural Market, a natural food store who commutes from home to work in the East Village.
  • Leah Strock, a Nurse Practitioner for Project Achieve, HIV prevention studies who commutes from Grand and Clinton on the Lower East Side to Union Square.
  • Kate Mikuliak, a Community & Policy Aide to Council Member Rosie Mendez who commutes from South Williamsburg to the Lower East Side.
  • Kim Graves, a woodworker who commutes from home to work in Brooklyn.
  • J. Daniel Gonzalez , a graduate student who commutes from Gowanus, Brooklyn to Union Square.
  • Carl Jameson , a U.S. Customs Agent who commutes from the south side of Prospect Park to JFK airport.
  • Joshua Benson, an urban planner who commutes from Clinton Hill, Brooklyn to Tribeca, Manhattan.
  • Mary Libby, an International Representative at Christie's who commutes from 74th and Park to Rockefeller Plaza
  • Sandra Evangelina Garcia, a student-intern who bike commutes from the Bronx to Houston Street in Manhattan and to work in Brooklyn
  • The Strike Bikers, the thousands of New Yorkers who commuted by bicycle during the 3-day December 2005 transit strike
  • Josue Cedeno, a business analyst who bike commutes from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to Tribeca, Manhattan over the Williamsburg Bridge
  • Gwendolyn Moore, a self-employed public accountant who bike commutes from Brooklyn to Manhattan over the Manhattan Bridge
  • Daniel L. Doctoroff, the Deputy Mayor of the City of New York who bike commutes from the Upper West Side to City Hall
  • The Brown Family, a family that bikes to soccer practice
  • The Marzulli Family, a family that bike commutes to school from Chelsea to the Upper West Side via the Hudson River Greenway
  • Zoe Ryder White, a kindergarten teacher who bike commutes from Park Slope to East Midtown
  • Sarah Oakes, a project manager for a general contractor who bike commutes from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to West Midtown
  • Luis Fernando Quintero, a jeweler who bike commutes from Long Island City to the jewelry district in Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge
  • William Troper, a database programmer who lives in Englewood Cliffs, NJ and bike commutes to Valhalla via the GWB and Metro North
  • Zester and Nayah Harper, a mother and daughter who live in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, and use bikes and scooters to run errands
  • Jeff Jenkins, a Verizon technician who bike commutes from Staten Island to Lower Manhattan
  • Rudy Buenafe, a computer programmer analyst who bike commutes from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan
  • Officer Tom Bluenke, a corrections officer who bike commutes from Staten Island to Manhattan via the Staten Island Ferry
  • Katharine Clark, a theatre artist who bike commutes from Astoria to East Midtown, Chelsea and the Upper West Side
  • Anita Prinz, a nurse who uses her bike to make house calls on the Upper East Side
  • Bicycle Cherry, a group of women cyclists who bike commute to work from Greenpoint to Manhattan over the Williamsburg bridge
  • Pascal and Mitch Abidor, a father and son who bike to work and school from Marine Park, Brooklyn
  • Joel S. Seidenstein, a social studies teacher who bike commutes from Leonia, New Jersey to the Bronx via the George Washington Bridge
  • Emily Chan, a map specialist for the New York Environmental Justice Alliance who bike commutes to Manhattan from Fort Greene via the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Stephen Balser, an owner of an interior installations company who uses his bike to get around from jobsite to jobsite
  • Mike Rahal, an intern with Sam Schwartz Co. who bike commutes from 22nd St. and Third Avenue to Broadway and Houston
  • Rhonda Smith, a products development manager at GORP.com who bike commutes from 102nd between West End and Riverside to 19th between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Sheila Resari, a producer at GORP.com who bike commutes from 107th Street on the West Side to 19th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Mark Granger, a project manager with the Superfund Project at the EPA who bike commutes from Washington Heights (181st Street) to Federal Plaza on Broadway
  • Melody D'Arnell, a sales- and repairperson for antique jewelry who uses her bike to visit to clients from Midtown to Uptown Manhattan
  • Josh Max, a freelance writer and guitarist who bike commutes from Park Slope, Brooklyn to Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Frederica Johnson, a personal shopper who uses her bike to get to clients
  • Preston B. Price, an assistant manager who bike commutes from Astoria, Queens to Downtown Manhattan
  • Nick Malter, a fireman who bike commutes from Windsor Terrace to Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn
  • Cordelia Rose, a museum registrar for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum who bike commutes from Times Square to the Upper East Side via Central Park
  • Shannon Slon Simon, the acting director for visitor services at the Museum of Television and Radio who bike commutes from the Upper West Side to Midtown via Broadway
  • Bernie Brosk, a real estate broker from Gramercy Park who uses his bike to meet his clients
  • Danny Lieberman, a project manager who bike commutes from the Lower East Side to Downtown Manhattan via the East River Bikeway
  • Vincent Gallo, a filmmaker who uses his bike to get around Downtown Manhattan during his workday
  • Zdenek Kriz, a lighting designer from Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, who bike commutes to wherever his job takes him in Manhattan
  • Kathy Keane, an actor and bookkeeper from the East Village who bike commutes all over Manhattan
  • Ariane van Buren, a negotiator for shareholder relations on environmental issues who bike commutes on the Upper West Side
  • Richard E. Linde, an executive recruiter who bike commutes from the Upper West Side to the Upper East Side via Central Park
  • Cheryl Colbeck, a chemical technician for Hunter College who bike commutes from Englewood, New Jersey to the Upper East Side via the George Washington Bridge
  • Hilda Perez, a purchaser who bike commutes from Brooklyn to Soho via the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Stephanie Wright, a legal secretary who bike commutes from Morningside Heights to Midtown via Central Park
  • Michael Rosenthal, a video producer who bike commutes from the Upper West Side to Midtown
  • Mark Consani, a supervising librarian for the New York Public Libraries who bike commutes from Yonkers to Harlem via the Broadway Bridge
  • Cathy Wassylenko, a scenic designer and painter who bike commutes from Clinton Hill, Brooklyn to Midtown Manhattan
  • Hillary C. Hedges, a venture capitalist who bike commutes from the West Village to Fort Lee, NJ via the George Washington Bridge
  • Hal Ruzal, a manager at Bicycle Habitat who bike commutes from 204th Street to Soho.
  • Ellen Fader, an advertising executive who bike commutes from the Upper East Side to Midtown West.
  • Alexander Dupuy, a software developer who commutes from the Upper West Side to the 125th Street Metro North Station
  • Sandy Gold, a teacher who bike commutes from West 72nd Street to Harlem
  • Hugh Markoff, an options trader who bike commutes from the West Village to Liberty Street
  • Bill Buchanan, a computer technician who bike commutes from the Upper East Side to Wall Street and then on to all his job sites