more on biking in NY
I've discovered some bike lanes (there's on on 8th Ave, wahey!), which pleases me despite the fact that they're all co-opted by pedestrians and people pushing various wheely things.
I spent the better part of 10 minutes (and enlisted the help of a nearby stranger) unearthing my bike from a mountain of grimy delivery bikes and numerous heavy chains. And, as soon as I managed to wrench my bike free, the two delivery people popped onto the street and unlocked their bikes.
There are so many people here, on foot, in vehicles, on bicycles. It's like a non-stop parade except without the marching bands and drag queens. Oh, an no shriners either.