The Day | On Trains and Bikes Lanes

Phillip Kalantzis Cope

Good morning, East Village.

We begin the day with talk of bicycles. A community meeting was held Thursday night at St. Mark’s Church In the Bowery to discuss bike lanes. And in other two-wheeled news, DNAinfo reports only 0.6 percent of New Yorkers ride bikes to work, according to census figures. The post notes that Department of Transportation figures show that cyclists in New York City increased by 66 percent between 2007 and 2009.

Second Avenue Saga checks in this morning with an update on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. Work has been underway for four years on the line, which runs from 125th Street to the Financial District, but the MTA is currently facing a budget shortfall of $10 billion, which could potentially affect its completion.

Help find Harry! EV Grieve reports that a Chihuahua by the name of Harry is missing in the East Village and needs his medication. There’s a $2,500 reward if found.

Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 53 degrees. Happy Friday, East Village!