Friday Sunny, with a high near 87. West wind 3 to 6 mph.
Friday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
And so far the weekend's looking like it could be wet:
So the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
With the dog days of summer properly upon us, we’re turning to Defender IPA for relief. Bright, tropical hop aromas punch through humidity, the clean bitter edge refreshes in the face of heat, and best of all, you may just be able to find some of the first bottles of Defender IPA with its striking new label (check our Instagram @brooklynbrewery for the preview.) Good luck and stay cool.
Hopefully the rain holds off for Summer Streets this Saturday:
This Saturday, 8/11 from 7AM - 1PM, @NYC_DOT’s Summer Streets provides 7 miles of car-free streets with free activities like city agency booths & giveaways, food & beverage sampling, arts & cultural workshops, fitness, adventure & bike programming & more: https://t.co/yi1de9f0MW pic.twitter.com/YCWLeyafJy— New York City 311 (@nyc311) August 9, 2018
There are also plenty of Weekend Walks:
Can't make it to #SummerStreets in #Manhattan this Saturday? Join any of the #carfree #WeekendWalks going on throughout the City 8/10-8/12.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) August 9, 2018
Special thanks to @Blick_Art for sponsoring Summer Strolls (Park Slope) in #Brooklyn 8/11 🎨 🖌️@nyc311 @nycgov @nycgob pic.twitter.com/9HkF9UhMF2
The Belmont one is in the new dockless bike share zone, so try a Jump bike...if you can find one:
Not sure what's going on there.
Speaking of dockless bikes, the Times recently followed a Lime general manager around Rockaway:
Good morning! With dockless bikes becoming more present in New York City, we spent an afternoon with a general manager for Lime, a dockless bike operator. https://t.co/Wq5gEXxl2k— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) August 9, 2018
Then a distress call came in about a bike in Far Rockaway.
“It looks like someone complaining that the bike is in front of their house,” Mr. Kazimirov said.
After a bit of searching, we found the bright green bike in a driveway on Beach 64th Street.
Mr. Kazimirov quickly diagnosed the problem: a broken lock, probably jammed with sand. The bike was loaded into a white van and taken to the company’s warehouse in Bay Ridge for repairs. So far, Mr. Kazimirov said, he hasn’t had to rescue bikes from trees or bodies of water — as dockless bike operators have had to do in other cities.
Ah yes, a house under siege. Good thing Mr. Kazimirov arrived when he did, I'm sure they were about to run out of food and water.
In other news, if you're among the many cyclists who have been caught out in the Summer of Ticketing, there's a good chance you've been wrongly subjected to a surcharge and/or points on your license:
Because cyclists only see the wrongful penalties on the DMV site after they’ve already input their decision to plead guilty, Vaccaro (whose firm is a Streetsblog sponsor) believes the vast majority of people getting bilked are not aware that anything is off. “We think a lot of people just pay the money without looking, without investigating,” he said.
As one of these cyclists, I was glad to know that Vaccaro & White is working to fix the situation:
Vaccaro & White wrote @NYSDMV / @NYPDNews and proposed a remedial program (letter is linked in today's @StreetsblogNYC). Told them to find / re-classify the misclassified tix, refund surcharges/lift penalty points as needed. In the meanwhile, we recommend pleading not guilty!— Vaccaro & White (@BikeNYCLaw) August 9, 2018
In the meantime, it's surcharges if you get a ticket, and no charges if a sanitation worker runs you down in the bike lane:
According to the NYPD it's possible the victim "accidentally went into the vehicle:"
When large vehicles are coming at you in the bike lane it can be hard to not go into them.