[May 24 via EVG reader Mark]
The Citi Bikes docking station on East 13th Street at Avenue A continues to a source of anger for an unknown person or group of people.
On May 17, someone hung anti-Citi Bike flyers and slapped a large hunk of dog poop on the unoccupied docking station. (Later cleaned off.) The following week, someone taped photocopies of a Post article titled "Get the rack outta here" on the docking station ... with instructions to call 311.
Now, a reader on that block notes that the anti-Citi Bikes campaign has moved on from poop and colorful flyers.
"I spoke with Citi Bike workers about an issue I had docking a bike at the 13th Street station. The two workers explained that someone has been vandalizing the mechanism for docking a bike at the station .... and they found four bikes with punctured tires [yesterday] morning.
"They also said it this was not the first time this station has been vandalized."
Meanwhile, on Sunday, I saw a woman remove a bike from this station... she got about 50 feet down East 13th Street before realizing that the tire on the bike she selected was flat. It was likely flat when she backed it off from the docking station.