Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light after midnight.
Same goes for the weekend, with the possibility of a thunderstorm:
So the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
With a summery mix coming our way, we’re recommending The Stonewall Inn IPA this weekend. You can find this one on draft all year round, but we think that the heat makes the citrusy hops and gentle finish extra inviting. Look for it on tap near you, or make a ride of it and find it at The Stonewall Inn or the Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room.
Of course this weekend sees the return of Summer Streets:
So excited for the return of the #ClifRideZone at #summerstreets !— Summer Streets (@SummerStreets) July 30, 2019
Come by Astor Place on Saturday's 8/3, 8/10 & 8/17 for a fun, free flowing two-wheel experience with @ClifBar ! pic.twitter.com/6xARdki9la
The protected bike lane is also coming to Shore Parkway in Brooklyn:
This month we'll begin safety improvements on the Shore Parkway Greenway Connector in Brooklyn.— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) August 1, 2019
🚗Organize & calm traffic
🚴♂️Install protected bike lanes
✅ Improve connections to the Shore Parkway Greenway
🚶Add pedestrian crossings pic.twitter.com/2yDxwutB8R
And here's something to make you rub your eyes in disbelief:
Commuting to work this morning down 2nd Av, first time I’ve seen @NYPDnews on a bike (and writing a ticket, I think)… what a refreshing sight!!!! #bikenyc @driversofnyc @jmp_nyc @bikenewyork pic.twitter.com/XuQVhYPbwt— Andrew Casper (@amcasper) August 1, 2019
But rest assured, they're not forgetting about you:
Also, remember, the LPI law doesn't go into effect until December:
The irony is that if you plead not guilty it will be legal well before your hearing date arrives.
In the local media, Evan Friss talks to amNY about cycling and New York City history:
Any other ways history will be a guide with biking in NY?
The most interesting thing about the bicycle is that it’s a kind of rorschach test for what people think of in New York. People’s fears about their neighbors and their streets are often wrapped in the bicycle. And I think that will continue, that the bicycle can serve as a kind of proxy to fights about all sorts of urban issues related to the streets, related to who belongs.
What? People projecting their personal fears on to bicyclists?!? Now that's ridiculous:
The gentry left's self-righteous bicycle ideology is ruining big cities. https://t.co/xFKdU3jgaS— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) August 1, 2019
That's right, "Gary Taustine" is back to help the Post throw us under the bus for the second week in a row, and here's what happens when exaggeration overshoots hyperbole and goes straight to plaid:
A street vendor needs a license to stand motionless on a sidewalk and a 7-11 employee gets 40 hours of training before he can sling a Slurpee, but any miscreant with feet can hop on a bike and anonymously break the sound barrier on Delancey Street without so much as a name tag.
Taustine, who couldn't possibly be a real person, wants you to know that he doesn't own a car--but that doesn't mean this isn't America:
I don’t own a car. Never have. But 45% of households in the Big Apple do, and it’s not a crime. New Yorkers deserve the freedom to load up a vehicle and head for the hills with their families. Our city was still a part of America the last time I checked. And when it comes to parking spaces, any unbiased calculus must conclude that the needs of millions of car owners take precedence over the unpopular hobby of a few hundred thousand gentry elites.
"Gentry Elite" sounds like an bootleg men's fragrance.
Anyway, before the the "gentry elite" criminalizes driving, Taustine should finally get that car while he still can and head for the hills forever.
Let's just hope it doesn't start snowing:
Not only are bikes rendered impractical in bad weather, for many people, including the elderly, disabled and anyone who doesn’t want to show up at work smelling like an anchovy’s armpit, they aren’t a viable alternative to automobiles or public transportation.
It's true, cars are much more practical in bad weather.
Though he probably blames the gentry elite for that.