Tag: Bicycles and Bicycling

Chasing Rembrandt’s Tulips on Two Wheels

While primarily a painter of people, the Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn immortalized at least one tulip. In 1634 he painted his wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, as Flora, goddess of spring and flowers, crowned with a wreath of blooms, of which the largest is a tulip. Its petals are unmistakably striped, with white and red […]

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New York Today: Citi Bike’s Electric Bikes Are Fast. But Are They Dangerous?

Weather: Brisk and windy start to the day. In the afternoon, it gets cloudy and temperatures climb into the 60s. In the evening, a chance of light rain. Alternate-side parking: In effect through Wednesday, then suspended through Saturday for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Passover. ImageCreditNatan Dvir/Bloomberg Citi Bike, New York City’s bike-sharing program, has […]

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Citi Bike Pulls New Electric Bikes Off Streets, Citing Safety Concerns

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A month ago, Jordan Wyckoff was riding an electric Citi Bike to work in Brooklyn when he slammed on the brakes to avoid a minivan that swerved in the bike lane. But when he hit the brakes, the front […]

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New York Today: How the Superrich Leave Their Mark on New York

Weather: Sunny skies. The temperatures will get into the mid-40s, but the windchill may have you reaching for a scarf. Alternate-side parking: In effect until March 21 (Purim). ImageCreditHolly Pickett for The New York Times The real estate mogul Harry Macklowe erected 42-foot-tall photographs of himself and his new wife on a Park Avenue building […]

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Sporting: A Rough Ride to Bliss in Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is perhaps best known for its credo of Gross National Happiness, or G.N.H., an official index of prosperity and quality of life in place of gross domestic product. G.N.H. is based on four guiding pillars: good governance, sustainable socioeconomic development, environmental conservation, and the promotion and preservation of culture. Part of […]

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Phys Ed: Can Low-Impact Sports Like Cycling Be Putting Your Bones at Risk?

Could competitive cyclists be putting their bone health at risk? A disquieting new study of bone density in elite cyclists and runners suggests that the answer might be yes. The study found that the cyclists, both male and female, had thinner bones than the runners, even though all of the athletes were young, healthy and […]

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The L Train Will Stay Open. So What Happens to All Those Plan B’s?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo abruptly called off the L train shutdown, he upended years of careful planning to ensure that 275,000 displaced riders were not left stranded in an L-pocalypse. Now, even as officials forge ahead with a […]

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Lens: An American Photographer’s Pilgrimage to the Italian Village of Luzzara

It starts with the river, the River Po, whose Alpine source near the French border pushes the waters eastward across the Italian peninsula until its mouth kisses the Adriatic Sea. A balding, shirtless man sits on the bank beneath a patterned beach umbrella, a fishing pole jutting off to his side. Lush foliage surrounds both […]

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Ofo, Pioneer of China’s Bike-Sharing Boom, Is in a Crisis

BEIJING — Brilliantly simple, emission-free solution to the problem of urban congestion? Or the maddening height of venture-backed technology hubris? Dockless rented bicycles swept into Chinese cities two years ago. Their arrival inspired a wave of similar mobility experiments around the world, even as city dwellers in China bemoaned the sight of candy-colored bikes heaped […]

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Bike-Share Options Are Rarely Available for People With Disabilities

Andre Bryant did something this past summer that he had never done in his 48 years: He rode a bike. Mr. Bryant, who has cerebral palsy, rode a hand-powered bike — a tricycle, actually — as part of a pilot program in Detroit, where the bike-share, called MoGo, is trying to provide more options for […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: A Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree With Bronx Roots

(Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) It’s Wednesday. Governor Cuomo is scheduled to have lunch with President Trump to discuss infrastructure. It’s not yet known what is on the menu. Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 45 but winds that will make it feel like the 20s or 30s. […]

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In This Corner of New York City, It’s Gray-Haired Pedestrians vs. Bikes

A tiny wedge of a park on the East Side of Manhattan is a haven for the older people who fill its benches and often park walking canes and wheelchairs beside them. “You don’t feel like you’re in the middle of the city,” said Marjorie Posner, 77, a retired financial manager and park regular. “It’s […]

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