Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Historic Brooklyn fights new bike-share program

Historic Brooklyn fights new bike-share program - NYPOST.com
The city’s just rolled out its bike-share program — and it’s already been targeted by a gang of preservationist vandals in Brooklyn. Flyers plastered yesterday on a “Citibike” station on Clermont Avenue in Fort Greene warned sponsor Citibank, “Residential landmark blocks are not for advertising or commercial activity.” Other messages ripping the use of Citibank’s corporate logo reportedly popped up at similar stations in another historic district in Clinton Hill, and the real estate blog Brownstoner fielded many other complaints. “Homeowners on these blocks can’t even repair a crack in their sidewalk without [the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission] watching so why does Citi get a free pass? Plus, they’re friggin’ hideous,” cracked one Brownstoner reader.

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