Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 6 to 9 mph.
And here's how the weekend is shaping up:
So heed the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast...
...and make sure you've got plenty of Summer Ale!
With storybook summer weather at hand, we’re recommending our own warm-weather classic: Summer Ale. With blue skies and blazing sun overhead, this is the peak time to enjoy the clean, refreshing edge and sunny aromas of a can of your own. We recommend buying a six pack, drinking one, and using the slot as a handy sunscreen holder for your ride.
Oh, and if you ride to Red Hook for that free kayaking you'll want to keep this in mind:
Reminder #bikenyc detours on Imlay St during @FIAFormulaE:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) July 12, 2018
7/13-7/15: Cyclists detoured via Commerce St to Van Brunt St & then Sullivan St to Conover St
7/16-7/20: Cyclists use Imlay St path from Bowne to Verona Sts & roadway from Verona to Pioneer Sts https://t.co/lPaHCKi8qP
Also take your time on the Williamsburg Bridge on Saturday as it will be undergoing graffiti removal:
#WilliamsburgBridge graffiti removal on the pedestrian & #bikenyc path on 7/14, 7AM-2PM requires no closures. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to proceed with caution. @NotifyNYC pic.twitter.com/vVhXSYRf74— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) July 12, 2018
That doesn't seem like a waste of time at all.
And if you use the Triboro Bridge a commenter reports that police have been ordering cyclists to dismount and walk:
Cops on the Triboro for the second morning in a row making us get off and walk our bikes-- at 7:30 in the morning.
That's only, what, two miles?
Hey, what's an extra 40 minutes on your morning commute?
(If you wanted 40 minute delays you'd be taking the subway.)
Of course the big news is that the mayor said never mind the NIMBYs and told the DOT to move forward with the Skillman/43rd Avenue bike lanes:
Nearly 300 people have been injured along Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Queens. 2 lives have been lost.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 12, 2018
@NYC_DOT has listened to voices across the community. I've instructed them to move forward with pedestrian safety and protected bike lanes that will save lives. #VisionZero pic.twitter.com/uFu4pb5CtJ
This is a welcome trend; recently the DOT also moved forward with a much-needed protected bike lane on Broadway in the Bronx along Van Cortlandt Park (currently under construction) despite a similar community board freakout. The chair of Community Board 8 called that a "failure of democracy," but anyone with any common sense called it long overdue.
Finally, Senator Golden now says he back speed cameras:
Though it's not a lock yet:
You might think that would settle the matter, but on this one bill, there have been more feints and fake-outs than the entire New York Knicks team managed this past season.
In fact, as of late afternoon Thursday, no announcement of a special session had been made by the Republican majority leader, John J. Flanagan.
Indeed, the proof is in the gelatinous dessert:
Senator Golden now says he wants to pass a speed camera bill.— TransAlt (@TransAlt) July 12, 2018
We say: THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING.
Chip in to sustain this campaign: https://t.co/ADUDuu9OF8
For every $5 you give, we’ll send a box of pudding to Senator Golden. We need more than words to pass this bill. pic.twitter.com/8Jg7mdO1Zj
Otherwise it's gentlemen* start your engines:
*Or skeevy bros as the case may be.