Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The East Fifth St. Tree Committee back in action

A reader points out that new signs have appeared here on East Fifth Street between Second Avenue and Cooper Square... The post-Sandy grace period has evidently ended...



...Per the reader: "Note rail with Romney sign does not have a flyer. They must have paid the Tree Committee for a permit."


Previously.

10 comments:

Fipper said...

Glad to see some of us are back to normal.

Marcos said...

It's my observation that the "bicycles will be removed" signs on this street are not securely attached to the rails. I don't own a bicycle and I don't live on this street so I don't have any skin in this game. However, I'm surprised that bike vigilantes have not tried to remove the signs in the middle of the night. I'm only slightly ashamed to admit that I'd like to see this conflict escalate.

Anonymous said...

I live on the block and have a bike locked up there (in good repair) - it would be great if the bikes that are abandoned are removed. It's so hard to park otherwise.

Goggla said...

This end of the block (east) has a ton of bikes, so there's an obvious need for more bike parking. Is there someone to contact about installing more racks or a dedicated bike parking area?

Shawn Chittle said...

There just isn't enough bike parking to go around here.

Sadly, the delivery guys take up many of the rack spaces. Just look at the corner of Ave A and E. 11th; it's all Westville delivery bikes.

So on E. 6th last night at Josie's I could not find anywhere to lock my bike so I had to lock it to a tree fence. I felt bad.

I'm going to get in touch with Susan Stetzer and ask for CB3 to get the city to install several new bike racks.

Or does anyone have a better idea on how to get this done?

Anonymous said...

I went and looked up "dont roof rack me bro". For shame, Romney.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney_dog_incident

Anonymous said...

do they ever actually go thru with it? Because I believe this is illegal...?

Anonymous said...

ANYONE WHO CUTS THE CHAIN ON MY BIKE ON EAST 5TH STREET WILL BE PUNCHED HARD IN THE FACE.

- East 5th Street Asskicking Committee

EV Grieve said...

@ East 5th Street Asskicking Committee

Nice!

Send me info about your next meeting!

Anonymous said...

The city needs to approve of some sort of biker cabal that can legally remove abandoned bikes though an agreed upon process that offers the owner a good chance of getting their bike back if they want it. If anything they could at least know to remove it and maybe give the lock to someone who could use it.
Has anyone noticed the abandoned bikes taking up the two best bike parking places in front of the Morton Williams on Bleecker st? Who the hell would even buy a bike like that here? A beach cruiser for fucks sake! In New York! It's no wonder they left in front of the grocery store.
I've never seen anywhere as bad as East 5th though, it really is the perfect storm of delivery bikes from the restaurants on 2nd Ave and skeletonized crappy bikes that have clearly been used three times and left for six months!
I admit(since you cant see who I am) to locking my own bike to these fences a few times, there is simply nowhere else in the area! If anything the signs do keep the tree fences from becoming huge pyramids of various bike remains, so they probably do serve their purpose despite being obnoxious.