Friday Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
And through the weekend:
Though it is late September whether you want to acknowledge it or not, so the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...
With hot days and cooler nights on the way, we’re recommending Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale this weekend. Our take on the style is far from the “pie in a glass” school—we add real pumpkins and a touch of baking spices to provide a well-rounded autumnal treat that’s still crisp and refreshing enough for a post-ride treat. Of course, if you’re a pie in a glass person, go ahead and add a cinnamon sugar rim. We won’t tell anyone.
And of course you could always take advantage of the weather to follow the actual Post Road and visit Washington Irving territory:
Speaking of which, if you're wondering when the Tappan Zee Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will finally open, the answer is there is no answer, but apparently it will be blue:
Cuomo Bridge bike path will be blue, have tunnel https://t.co/c2tuSdKY7F— lohud.com (@lohud) September 26, 2019
(And no, I couldn't access the story either.)
In other much-needed regional infrastructure news, advocates lobbied the Port Authority for more bike parking and facilities:
Today over a dozen cyclists are here at the @PANYNJ board meeting to talk about biking in NYC, and how increasing bike infrastructure + adding more secure bike parking like @ooneepod is essential for creating more sustainable and budget-friendly transportation options. #bikenyc https://t.co/874EEGs5Sg— Francesca Royal (@francescaroyal9) September 26, 2019
This morning at 11am Councilmembers Ben Kallos and Jimmy Van Bramer will attend a rally for dedicated bike and pedestrian space over the Queensboro Bridge:
Excited to rally for #MoreSpaceQBB in Manhattan tomorrow with @BenKallos @JimmyVanBramer @bikenewyork @TransAlt #bikenyc & #walknyc!— Laura Shepard (@LAShepard221) September 26, 2019
All are welcome to join us at the QBBSOR entrance on E 59th Street at 11 AM! https://t.co/MbXlfOqQe7
On Friday, Kallos and Van Bramer will rally with activists and commuters at the Manhattan entrance to the South Outer Roadway (across the street from 334 E. 59th Street) to demand an end to the charade of car hegemony over vital public space — especially at a time when bike commuting over the bridge is up 19 percent since 2013, the city says.
And the DOT says it's working towards better Kosciuszko Bridge bicycle access:
We're working with @NYSDOT to begin implementing safety improvements along 43rd St, 50th Ave, 47th St, 48th St & Laurel Hill Blvd in Queens this month, to add #bikenyc connections to #KosciuszkoBridge:— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) September 26, 2019
🚲Protected bike lanes
🗺️New bike routes
🚶♂️Hi viz crosswalks pic.twitter.com/NR9OMs3jCr
Meanwhile, the situation in Downtown Brooklyn remains disastrous:
You'll need a Pumpkin Ale after reading the thread.
And details continue to come in after Wednesday night's Park Slope bike lane brawl:
“Yeah I shoved him,” Halpern said afterward. “It’s theatre, we’re all performers.” pic.twitter.com/IhJjToNcK0— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) September 26, 2019
Where "climate activist" John Halpern gave birth to a Pizzagate-esque livable streets conspiracy:
After those customary salutations, Manning gave the floor over to John Halpern, whom she introduced as a “climate activist” and documentarian who has produced films about, among other subjects, “the Dalai Lama and saving souls.”
Halpern said his video was about projects that had been “foisted upon the community by wolves in sheep’s clothing” — and invoked a fearsome bike lobby more powerful and sinister than any known.
“The people of Transportation Alternatives are not as alternative as they want to present themselves,” he said. “Their funding comes from the likes of billionaire Steve Ross, a crony of Jeff Epstein, and an elite group of backers.”
Which presumably came to him in a vision whilst meditating on some Inwood promontory:
The 64-year-old, who also hosts a weekly meditation class at an Iyengar yoga studio near Union Square, told Gothamist that he didn’t regret his conduct during the meeting. “Yeah, I shoved him. It’s theater,” he said. “The majority of people in the room don’t live here. My suspicion is at least 40 percent are lobbyists or friends of lobbyists...You heard them cheering in unison." (Halpern himself lives in Inwood.)
It's a pretty heady atmosphere up there, especially during low tide.