Women’s Ride sets off from Queensbridge

Women gathered on bikes at Queensbridge today ahead of a seven-mile ride to Borough Hall to highlight the gender gap in the cycling community and to call for more bike lanes in Queens.

A few notes:

More notes after the jump

  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney and her West Side colleague Jerry Nadler, wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Admin and the Nat. Transportation Safety Board addressing a whole bunch of concerns about helicopter tourism after the March 11 helicopter crash just north of Roosevelt Island. The reps, along with Nydia Velazquez are opposed to helicopter tourism, which also brings a lot of noise to the districts.
  • Maloney also launched her breast cancer commemorative coin, which is pink and gold and cost $5, designed to raise funds for breast cancer. 
  • Up at Queens Day in Albany, Chocolate Factory Theater co-owner and CB2 2nd vice chair, Sheila Lewandowski, told Time Ledger that if her theater hadn’t secured a permanent home at 38-29 24th in industrial Dutch Kills, the site “would have become just another hotel.”
  • Pix11 documented (and sort of added a layer to) some tasty cake drama in Astoria
I saw this really horrifying truck just lounging in industrial Dutch Kills. It’s kind of badass and probably from hell.



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