Downtown Brooklyn retains its No.1 NotSpot Spot for the second week in a row. The numbers are way down though -- 61 hours there vs. 188 in Week 1. But you’d expect the numbers to come down because in Week One we were in snowstorm recovery mode.
A Manhattan station makes its first appearance with Midtown North at No. 3. But really, the story remains Brooklyn. Four of the five neighborhoods with the least reliable service -- whatever the reason -- are there.
Brooklyn’s Clinton St & Tillary St station takes the prize for the least reliable station so far this year.
TOP 10 NOTSPOTS WEEK 2
NO. of STATIONS
NOTSPOT HOURS PER STATION
NOTSPOT HOURS PER DOCK
Dumbo/Vinegar Hill/Navy Yard
And the least reliable station is...
We've’ added a new benchmark to follow -- the 5 least reliable stations in both boroughs, based on cumulative NotSpot Hours since Jan. 5. So far, this reinforces our argument that Brooklyn suffers service issues far more than does Manhattan. Brooklyn’s best of the worst equals Manhattan’s worst of the worst. Got that?
|MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOOD||STATION||NOTSPOT HOURS|
|Midtown East||E 55 St & Lexington Ave||68.25|
|Civic Center||Centre St & Chambers St||60.25|
|Midtown North||E 53 St & Madison Ave||47.25|
|Financial District||Spruce St & Nasau St||43.75|
|Midtown North||W 37 St & 5 Ave||38.7|
|BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOOD||STATION||NOTSPOT HOURS|
|Downtown Brooklyn||Clinton St & Tillary St||133.5|
|Williamsburg||S 3 St & Bedford Ave||107|
|Downtown Brooklyn||Cadman Plaza E & Tillary St||94.5|
|Brooklyn Heights||Columbia Heights & Cranberry St||88.5|
|Fort Greene||Myrtle Ave & St Edwards St||68.25|
- A new station opened in Chelsea at West 20 St & 11 Ave
- In Brooklyn, the Carlton Ave & Park Ave station emerged from the ashes after going gray in early December
- We recorded our most bikes available, 5674
- A water main break took out a Union Square station starting Thursday.
Most recorded: 5674 at 9:30 am Saturday 1/18. (That’s the current record.)
Fewest recorded: 4837 at 5:30 pm Wednesday 1/15 (Record 4226 at 5:45 a.m. Sunday 1/5
How to read the charts
- What’s a NotSpot? A NotSpot is a bike-sharing station that is empty or filled at the time we conduct a survey. Then we check to find the time the station was once again able to service people.
- What’s a survey? A survey is when we peruse the data provided by the official map and the data provided by a map produced by a researcher at the Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis. We conduct two surveys daily, Monday through Friday. We do not survey on weekends.
- About the rankings: We rank the Top Ten NotSpots by neighborhood. We take the total NotSpot hours produced by all stations in the ‘hood and divide that by the total number of docks there.