Caroline Samponaro of Transportation Alternatives and Biking Rules!; Bike messenger Heather Loop,; Satmar representative and City Council Candidate Isaac Abraham, and Hassidic Bike Enthusiast and founder of Tarif Bike Geshaft Baruch Herzfeld.
…On December 8, 2008, at 3:30am, rogue bikers Quinn Hechtropf and Catherine Piccochi were nabbed by South Williamsburg’s Satmar Hassidic community’s Shromrin Patrol for illegally re-painting a bike-lane that had the week before been controversially removed from Bedford Avenue by the city, for reasons murky at best. Thus began the great Willliamsburg Bike Wars, a Hipsters vs. Hassidim saga whose players include a who’s who of Bikesters, Hassidic High-rollers, and even Mayor Bloomberg himself! Join us at Pete’s as we give out stage over to an array of players to hear out both sides of the issue.