Monday, August 11, 2014

Follow our advice or you stand a 68% chance for wet fanny tomorrow

Some are only slighty cracked. Others look
 the victim of wild dog packs
It’s gonna rain. Take along a plastic bag.

How do we know about your 68% chance? We physically inspected the 24 stations in the Financial District and Battery Park last week. Along that journey, we counted 545 docked bikes. Of those, 373 had cracked seats.

The good news: Citi Bike seems to have an aggressive replacement program under way. All the good seats are not pale gray survivors of the winter.  They all look brand spanking new.

Below is a list of the stations we visited

47Financial DistrictBarclay St & Church St1113
36Financial DistrictBroadway & Battery Pl1833
43Financial DistrictJohn St & William St2238
35Financial DistrictLiberty St & Broadway1424
41Financial DistrictMurray St & West St2333
37Financial DistrictOld Slip & Front St1418
35Financial DistrictPark Pl & Church St1016
42Financial DistrictPearl St & Hanover Square1218
39Financial DistrictFront St & Maiden Ln2239
35Financial DistrictBroad St & Bridge St1829
27Financial DistrictMaiden Ln & Pearl St1822
47!!!Financial DistrictBus Slip & State St3545
36Financial DistrictCliff St & Fulton St1324
43Financial DistrictFulton St & William St2026
35Financial DistrictPeck Slip & Front Street1726
29Financial DistrictSouth St & Gouverneur Ln1519
39Financial DistrictSouth St & Whitehall St2127
31Financial DistrictSpruce St & Nasau St510
31Financial DistrictWater - Whitehall Plaza1118
24Battery Park CityLittle West St & 1 Pl1120
25Battery Park CitySouth End Ave & Liberty St37
39Battery Park CityVesey Pl & River Terrace2333
49Battery Park CityWest Thames St67
39Financial DistrictWilliam St & Pine St1118