Citi Bike to add station to East 12th St. and Avenue B to alleviate demand in East Village

September 12, 2017 / 0 comments

We’re excited that the Citi Bike program has finally started expanding into Harlem, Brooklyn and Queens, but this Lower East Side dweller was most excited to see that one of the newly-planned 140 stations includes a new station in Alphabet City.

Removal of 14/B Citi Bike valet station causing capacity problems in East Village

August 29, 2017 / 1 comment

Back in mid-July, Citi Bikers in the Lower Side Side/East Village received an email announcing that the Citi Bike station at 14th street and Avenue B would be removed.

How Many Bicyclist Deaths/Fatalities in New York City by Year (since 1996)

September 15, 2016 / 2 comments

New York City has added miles and miles of protected bike lanes over the last couple decades as ridership has increased many-fold.

“Dockpocalypse” hits Citi Bike stations in East Village, Alphabet City

October 22, 2015 / 0 comments

Living near the East Village, it’s not a rare occurrence to find the two Citi Bike stations nearest my apartment completely bare. When it happens, I have to walk to a station a couple extra streets to grab a bike.

Get 24 free months of Citi Bike by referring 24 friends

October 21, 2015 / 0 comments

Are you considering Citi Bike? If you open a new annual membership, you can get a free month through if an active member refers you for a membership.

Is Citi Bike experiencing docking problems?

September 11, 2015 / 3 comments

A couple of days ago, I wrote about receiving an email from Citi Bike stating that the bike I docked was still in the wild four hours later and that I was incurring charges for continued usage.

Did you get the dreaded “Looks like you’ve had a Citi Bike out for a while…” email from Citi Bike?

September 7, 2015 / 0 comments

At 2:30 AM in the morning, I received the “OH CRAP” automated email from Citi Bike customer service telling you that something is amiss. You may have seen this subject line: Looks like you’ve had that Citi Bike out for a while…

Citi Bike confirms locations for the 80 new stations in Upper West Side and Upper East Side

July 10, 2015 / 0 comments

After much discussion and community input (complaining, letter-sending and yelling), a plan has been agreed on for the approximately 80 new stations planned for the Upper East Side and Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

How to choose the best Citi Bike at the docking station

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Picking a Citi Bike is a crap shoot. Other than kicking the tires, there’s not much you can do to ensure you chose a good or bad bike until you actually start riding the bike.

1,000 brand new, redesigned Citi Bikes hit the streets of New York City

July 3, 2015 / 1 comment

Citi Bike released 1,000 of their redesigned bikes this week. I wasn’t aware of the new bikes, so when I first came across one, it was a surprise.

No Valets: How to crowdsource Citi Bike’s supply and demand problem

April 16, 2015 / 0 comments

Last year, Citi Bike introduced a new valet service to maintain balance throughout the bike sharing system.

Citi Bike: System improvements and expansion coming in 2015

March 30, 2015 / 0 comments

This morning, an email from the new CEO of Citi Bike Jay Walder, landed in my inbox. The email announced their plans on improving the Citi Bike service in 2015.

Citi Bike: What does the “Trip Open/Completed” status mean?

September 1, 2014 / 3 comments

Every so often when I log into my CitiBike account to check out my usage. Last month I came across a “Trip Completed” in my history.  

What do the lights mean on Citibike?

Red/Yellow/Green: What does it mean when I get a red light on a Citi Bike dock?

August 16, 2014 / 0 comments

It’s been about a month now since I started my Citi Bike membership. I love the program; it’s completely changed how I access the city. 

Citi Bike Review: Is Citi Bike Worth $100? Hell Yes.

August 9, 2014 / 4 comments

I resisted Citi Bike for nearly a year. I liked the idea of the city’s bikeshare program, but since I already had a monthly MTA pass, my own bike sitting at home, I pushed off Citi Bike as a nice-to-have, but was more a luxury that I would only use from time-to-time. 

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