Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

February 6th, 2019: Who's On 1st?

Our surreal streak of springlike weather may be at an end, but today's commute isn't looking too daunting:

Wednesday Weather

Wednesday A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. North wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night Rain, mainly after 7pm. Steady temperature around 42. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunrise: 7:01am

Sunset: 5:20pm

Central Park may now be car-free (in theory anyway, if not in practice) though there's evidence it could be getting a new traffic light:

If so, will a ticketing sting follow?  Speaking of which:

Meanwhile, further up on 1st:

PSA: police ticketing cyclists for "blowing red lights" at 20th st and 1st ave, claimed they'll "be out here for a couple of months" from r/NYCbike

Though the reception seems to be considerably more bike-friendly uptown:

If you commute between Manhattan and Queens, watch out for the Queensboro Bridge Kicking Salmon:

And finally, in news that should surprise nobody born after 1920 or who isn't Andrew "Dice" Clay, people really don't appreciate it when you make ethnicity-based generalizations about how they drive:

On Tuesday, he caused a Twitter-storm after he wrote “I think I’m likely to die in an extremely Brooklyn way, whether that’s getting hit by a Hasidic schoolbus while riding my bike or a heart attack while arguing with a pseudonymous southern Brooklyn twitter account.”

His tweet caused a backlash of people accusing him of being anti-Semitic.

First of all, everybody knows that buses can't be Hasidic.

Planes, maybe:


But buses, no.

Also, he needn't be worried, at least statistically speaking:

Douglas M. Schneider, the Democratic District Leader/State Committee Member for Brooklyn’s 44th Assembly District blasted Rizzo by saying “Bikers have been killed by charter busses, tractor trailers, distracted drivers, sanitation trucks & car doors, but never a “Hasidic bus.” @nickrizzo’s fear of Hasidic drivers is irrational & bigoted. We cant tolerate bigotry from BK Democratic Party leaders. He should apologize.”

No word yet on heart attack stats from arguing with southern Brooklynites on Twitter.

We may have to check the NYC Open Data portal.