Friday Showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then a slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 12 mph becoming west 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. West wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
And the weekend will be cool and crisp:
Therefore, the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
...Bel Air Sour!
With colder weather chasing away this week’s oddly warm temperatures, we’re recommending our Bel Air Sour to keep a little of that tropical spirit around. Its bright fruity aromas and tart, breezy edge are more than a match for the cold. It’ll even fit into any early Valentine’s Day parties (or anti-parties) you might attend.
Speaking of being unattached, if you have opinions on the dockless bike share pilots in Rockaway and the Bronx here's your chance to share them with the DOT:
Our street ambassadors were recently #intheBronx & #inQueens collecting feedback about NYC’s dockless #bikeshare pilot 🚲 #bikeNYC— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) February 7, 2019
Missed us? Please take a moment & let us know your thoughts about dockless bike share via this quick survey: https://t.co/GyEF2NOPJl pic.twitter.com/K8TJ8DwM4h
How about some more bike shelters for a start?
Then add some docks and I think you're onto something.
And if you were planning out to Rockaway to try those Lime bikes, keep in mind the MTA has apparently closed the Marine Parkway Bridge bike/pedestrian path on weekdays for the winter:
The MTA website does mention the bridge will be closed to car traffic on weeknights, but it says nothing about the path:
Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial
The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during overnight hours on weekdays from Monday, February 4, through Wednesday morning, February 6, and again from Monday, February 25 through Thursday morning, February 28. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross-Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11:59 p.m. and 5 a.m., including the Q35 bus. The closures are necessary for biennial inspection.
Meanwhile, next time you're on Delancey street check out this delightful sculpture:
Finally, the Midtown North precinct's ticketing blitz in the wake of Monday's fatal hit-and-run took a violent turn yesterday evening:
Footage from midtown north precinct @NYPDMTN tackling riders of color and confiscating bikes #bikeNYC @NYCSpeakerCoJo 46th Street and 9th Avenue @GershKuntzman @sydneyp1234 @ChristRobbins @seancoughlinnyc @Chekpeds @dahvnyc pic.twitter.com/9WOWMW8P9h— Chelsea Skye (@pekochel) February 7, 2019
Gothamist has more:
“Come on man, be fair. He knocked him off the bike, pulled him off the bike," says the man in the car, who identifies himself as Eugene Green. "Don’t be bullshitting." (The audio in the video is poor.)
Widawski said she saw at least five cyclists being ticketed at the intersection, and took a photograph of one of the citations; it was for "failure to use a bicycle lane."
And Corey Johnson asks the question on everyone's minds:
How can the response to a truck killing a cyclist be to target cyclists? https://t.co/v969XsanQA— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) February 8, 2019
So be extra alert out there, as we could be in the midst of the biggest bike crackdown in quite awhile:
Cops on 2nd ave and 20th giving out tickets for not having lights, and going through reds. #bikenyc— Shmuli Evers (@Shmuli) February 8, 2019
Welcome to the fairest big city in America.