Wednesday, 5 Tishri, 5784
  |  September 20, 2023

Picture of the Day

From 770 we’re biking out: A new row of parking spots for Citi Bikes NYC was installed on Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue, soon to offer bicycle rentals in the neighborhood. More

Turn Back Your Clock – Until Congress Votes Differently

Next Story »

Erev Shabbos in Crown Heights

Notify of
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
More stolen parking spaces
November 4, 2022 2:23 pm

Another opportunity for the liberals in Manhattan to make life more challenging and uncomfortable for those of us with families in the outer boroughs.

Good for Crown Heights
Reply to  More stolen parking spaces
November 4, 2022 3:59 pm

The streets don’t belong exclusively to cars. I live in Crown Heights and have been waiting for this for years. The closest Citi bike station was at Franklin Ave until these new ones opened. These stations are good for the שכונה . They will encourage more biking (good exercise) and make getting around crown heights a little easier, especially for those without cars and at times when driving makes sense

Do it on the island!
Reply to  Good for Crown Heights
November 4, 2022 4:42 pm

Do it on the island!

Reply to  Do it on the island!
November 6, 2022 12:42 am

They can be installed on the island- a win-win.

Reply to  Do it on the island!
November 8, 2022 12:58 am

The way the parkway is administered is that the islands are managed by the NYC Parks administration and the street is by the DOT.

The DOT is the one that administers citi bike.

Also the parkway is a National Scenic Landmark which would make it more complicated to make citi bike the islands.

Oh man
November 4, 2022 2:27 pm

There goes a lot of parking space 😣

No lost parking
Reply to  Oh man
November 5, 2022 7:53 pm

These are still parking spaces but instead of parking spaces for three cars, now a few dozen bikes can park.

Three cars
Reply to  No lost parking
November 5, 2022 11:09 pm

…which can hold twenty or so people between them. Did you forget that part, or are you eliding it deliberately?

Reply to  Three cars
November 6, 2022 10:16 pm

Theoretically. But the majority of vehicles in crown heights often drive with 1-2 occupants. Also they’re huge.

Free parking
November 4, 2022 2:45 pm

Oh no! What about the publicly owned land that people want to park their private vehicles on??

Do it on the island!
Reply to  Free parking
November 4, 2022 4:43 pm

Says someone who doesn’t own a car!

Reply to  Do it on the island!
November 6, 2022 9:49 am

Says someone who doesn’t own a parking spot.

Reply to  Do it on the island!
November 6, 2022 10:18 pm

If I don’t have space to keep my private belongings, can I just take up part of the public thoroughfare? Think of any example that’s not a car or a Rubashkin tent and tell me why it makes sense

Where are our “machers”
November 4, 2022 2:54 pm

Where are our “machers” who take pics with the politicians every week when we need them to protect our parking? Don’t fool yourself, this is all geared to make having a car difficult.

This is all to pass more laws to have congestive p
Reply to  Where are our “machers”
November 4, 2022 5:38 pm

Agreed….. they don’t want anybody driving cars anymore

Reply to  This is all to pass more laws to have congestive p
November 6, 2022 10:19 pm

Wait… do you mean it like it’s a bad thing?

A bicyclist
Reply to  Where are our “machers”
November 5, 2022 7:48 pm

Maybe also paying attention to those of us who dont drive?

Look at the flip side
Reply to  Where are our “machers”
November 5, 2022 7:54 pm

It may be harder to park a car but it’s not easier to find a bike…

Fantastic news!
November 4, 2022 2:58 pm

I have been waiting for this for a while for citibike to spread further Westward into Brooklyn. Hope they add a couple more stations in crown heights. Lots of people are gonna benefit from this. The few vocal people complaining about losing five parking spaces can go fly a kite. Seriously, flying a kite is fun and it may put them in a good mood and perhaps they will stop complaining for a minute. Never mind, how silly of me. These people always find something to complain about. 🙂

Reply to  Fantastic news!
November 5, 2022 7:21 pm

have you ever owned a car in CH and spent a literal 3 hours looking for one damn parking spot?

Reply to  nme
November 5, 2022 9:28 pm

Sounds like maybe you shouldn’t own a car if it’s so onerous. Luckily, there’s now a convenient citi bike station right on eastern parkway. It’s healthy for the body, mind, and spirit, and it’s inexpensive. Three hours of biking is a joy! Give it a shot!

Reply to  Hmm
November 5, 2022 11:11 pm

And when you want to take your family out somewhere? Or when you need to haul a week’s worth of groceries? Just because you’re a freewheeling single doesn’t mean that the rest of us are.

Reply to  Huh
November 6, 2022 9:50 am

Says the person freewheeling parking spots on public property…

A bicyclist with a family
Reply to  Huh
November 6, 2022 8:22 pm

I have children and no car. We get our groceries delivered. Our choices for leaving are maybe more limited but we somehow make do

Reply to  Huh
November 6, 2022 10:21 pm

I’m not sure why your groceries or Sunday outings are my burden?! Sounds awfully socialist, to be honest, to ask the public to bear the burden of your parking space. I understand that this is New York and lefties run the place, but I think we should draw the line at the public subsidizing your car.

So exciting!!!
November 4, 2022 3:34 pm

I always hated that you had to walk to Bedford to rent a bike now it’s right here! I hope the kids in the neighborhood will use them all the time!!

No one asked you
November 4, 2022 3:34 pm

All it will do is invite more white yuppies to raise rents, and took away valuable parking spots. I look forward to the bochurim vandalizing it

The boys of 749
Reply to  No one asked you
November 4, 2022 4:56 pm

Let us know how much you’re willing to pay we can take care of it for you

Wipe them out
Reply to  The boys of 749
November 5, 2022 10:13 pm

Oh don’t you worry, the yellow school buses will take care of it when they make the turn !!!!!!

Reply to  No one asked you
November 5, 2022 9:29 pm

Ah, yes, the Jewish owners of housing (private homes and buildings) have no agency – it’s purely the fault of the white people moving in. Surely the answer to this is encouraging vandalism. 👶🏻🧠

November 5, 2022 7:22 pm

There’s a reason they have been on every street in new york besides this one till now, it’s a white person magnet, no one here rides them, because the boys have their own bikes and the women can’t ride, because it’s not tznius. this also takes up 8 parking spots which now makes the chance of me finding a spot in front of my house across the street 8 times less likely to happen, being that 8 more cars are looking for a spot near THEIR home.

Reply to  nme
November 6, 2022 12:56 pm

What in the me’aa shearim are you talking about? Women and girls can also benifit from the bikes if they so wish.

The war on driving continues.
November 5, 2022 7:28 pm


Reply to  The war on driving continues.
November 5, 2022 9:30 pm

You absolutely love to see it

November 5, 2022 8:16 pm

Anyone who wants a bike can get one or has one
Who is renting these extremely expensive citi bikes anyways
Plus right across the street from 770
This is crazy
Move it a block or two away
It’s not parking for people with bikes- it’s stealing parking from cars and just making more money off ppl and ripping them off
If you don’t have a car and ride a bike or want more ppl to ride bikes then open a cheap bike rental store front
This isn’t helping anyone and just annoying

Most who rent CitiBikes do not wear helmets.
November 5, 2022 9:27 pm

Drivers, watch out for these unprotected riders.

Reply to  Most who rent CitiBikes do not wear helmets.
November 7, 2022 7:21 am

Drivers ought to be watching out for everything outside their cars at all times. Odom muod l’olam, and cars are very dangerous to anyone outside them.

Someone has already abandoned a CitiBike in Cr.H..
November 5, 2022 9:31 pm

Saw it this afternoon on Maple St., just west of Brooklyn Ave.

Yet another object to mis-handle in Cr. Hts.!

November 5, 2022 9:53 pm

Why don’t they put them inside the subway station and make an elevator to transporr them?

November 6, 2022 12:47 am

25 bikes is much more useful than a few parking spots. This is fantastic news for the community.

No its not
Reply to  Excellent
November 6, 2022 1:06 am

Theres not need to have those literally every zipcode, not even mention that this is the most needed place to park in whole ch!

Go to kingston around the park and you find more if you like those ITS 5 BLOCKS!

Reply to  No its not
November 6, 2022 10:22 pm

Seems like it’s faster to walk. And healthier. Try it.

Reply to  Hmm
November 6, 2022 10:52 pm

Now go walk 5 blocks and get all the overpriced bikes you desire!!

Leave the parkway for what was intended: A place for Parking cars! Do you notice all those building with no parking right?

Reply to  Exactly
November 7, 2022 6:48 am

Eastern parkway was constructed 150 years ago. Cars weren’t invented until 130 years ago. I’m glad the parkway’s designers intentions storage or non-existent means of transport. They were visionaries

Reply to  Hmm
November 7, 2022 10:44 am

I was talking about the lanes

Abi gezunt
November 13, 2022 6:17 pm

That’s why so many people have moved to East Flatbush