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post #2146 of 7129
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Originally Posted by RedDevil10 View Post

 

The worst is the garbage juice that sits in the gutter and then just bakes.


Or as some call it, "Chinatown".

post #2147 of 7129
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Originally Posted by Garth Vader View Post


Or as some call it, "Chinatown".

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown...

post #2148 of 7129
Worse than any of these is the smell of the truck that hauls rancid meat and grease to the rendering plant. Pure, unadulterated, vomit inducing vileness.
post #2149 of 7129
How did you come to be in proximity to such a thing?
post #2150 of 7129
It runs down 24th street once a week, collecting restaurant waste on the way to the Darling International rendering plant off of Third, leaving a rancid plume in its wake.
post #2151 of 7129
yeah, i'm impressed. I was in midtown and outside for a lot of today, and saw people on them everywhere.

http://gothamist.com/2013/06/27/sexy_city_bike_stats_one_month_in.php
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Today is Citi Bike's one month anniversary! To mark the occasion, the DOT has sent out a "statistical report card" on the program, which now has over 100,000 members. Here's the propaganda:

-Number of trips (as of 5 p.m. June 26): 528,991, more than the population of Miami, Atlanta, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Oakland, Sacramento and hundreds of other US cities

-Number of trips in the last seven days: 200,823, roughly equivalent to the entire population of Akron, Ohio, or Des Moines, Iowa

-Total annual, weekly and daily subscriptions purchased: 113,692, nearly the population of Berkeley, California; 50,000 annual members, equal to the population of Hoboken

-Estimated miles traveled to date: 1.28 million, the equivalent of 50 trips around the Earth

-Estimated number of calories burned since launch (assumes an average of 40 calories per mile biked): 50 million, the equivalent of 91,000 Big Macs or nearly 52,000 entire pints of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream

-Average number of rides on each of the 6,000 Citi Bikes: 88
post #2152 of 7129
Egads. I have been so fortunate never to encounter it.
post #2153 of 7129
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Maybe it's worse up there. I've smelled dump (trash, sanitation, call it what you will) truck smell and I didn't think it was as bad. But hey, to each his own.
I think the source of confusion is that most people think of dump trucks as the tilt-bed construction trucks that haul gravel and the like.
post #2154 of 7129
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

It runs down 24th street once a week, collecting restaurant waste on the way to the Darling International rendering plant off of Third, leaving a rancid plume in its wake.

I'm usually getting out of the subway at 14th and Third just as it is flying by, too. It is lovely.
post #2155 of 7129
The citi bike thing I find interesting. I mean it seems like so many more people are riding bikes to commute because of them. It is like these people had no idea this invention of the bicycle existed before the city provided this service. Why haven't these people been riding their own bikes already?
post #2156 of 7129
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Why haven't these people been riding their own bikes already?

 

I know a lot of people who get turned off to cycling because they buy rubbish bikes and/or don't properly maintain them (e.g., leave them outside in the rain, don't pump up the tires). I think Citi Bike solves this problem nicely. 

post #2157 of 7129

Bike real estate in an apt is pretty costly. Think my garage charges 80 or 90/mth for bikes. Bike parking at your office is probably a pain in the ass as well.

 

lefty 

post #2158 of 7129
Bikes also take up a ton of room inside of an apartment. And they suck to carry on stairs. And if left outside, they'll be disassembled in no time.
post #2159 of 7129
i took one out for the first time yesterday. 4 people stopped to ask me about it over the course of 30 mins. at one point i was at a red light in a three way conversation with a guy in a truck and one on a motorbike.
post #2160 of 7129

I need to have my tires rotated and two of them rebalanced. Called a garage on the UES. $75 to work on the car PLUS $60 for the rotation and $50 for the balance.

 

Drove to LIC - $40 for all.

 

lefty

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