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At Mudspot, Cars Lose Parking Space To Bike Rack

Bike Parking at Smith and Sackett StreetsGersh Kuntzman The only other example of in-street parking in the city at Smith and Sackett Streets in Brooklyn.

The Mudspot on East Ninth Street will get the first in-street bike parking of its kind in Manhattan, which will claim one space for a car and give cyclists eights new spots to lock up.

“As cycling increases in popularity, we’re starting to look to the street for parking,” said Hayes Lord, the bicycle program director for the Department of Transportation.

Under the plan, a car-length space would be cordoned off with planters and four circular bike racks would be installed. Mudspot lobbied for the additional parking and will be responsible for keeping the area clean.

During a presentation to Community Board 3’s Transportation Committee, Transportation official Wallace Murray said that the parking would help alleviate the foot-traffic jam caused by the numerous bicycles locked up in front of the cafe just as the sidewalk narrows. Read more…

Arrest In 2nd St. Shooting

The authorities have arrested a man and charged him with attempted murder in connection with a shooting along East Second Street last week. The man, Claudio Daniel, 31, also faces assault and weapons charges in the incident, which occurred Jan. 12 at 225 East Second Street and left a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim, whom the authorities did not identify, is listed in stable condition.—Meredith Hoffman