Turmoil along Bedford Ave.
A source close to Mayor Bloomberg said removing the lanes was an effort to appease the Hasidic community just before last month’s election.
Yes appeasing influential voters always goes a long way until it doesn’t. What else?
“They don’t want the hipsters in their neighborhood,” he said. “It’s like in Howard Beach back in the day when they didn’t want black people in the neighborhood.”
But hipsters aren’t black? They’re just ironic right?
The cycling advocacy group Transportation Alternatives has not taken sides in the dispute.