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Friday, July 23, 2010

Pedicab Bicycle Rickswhaws Come To Roosevelt Island - But Only For A Short While

As I was walking by the Roosevelt Island F Train Subway Station last night, I was pleasantly surprised to discover what looked like a new transportation option for tired Roosevelt Island commuters on their way home or Riverwalk residents on their way north. Would Pedicab bicycle rickshaws be a new alternative to the Red Bus and walking?

What a great way to get around Roosevelt Island. I thought whoever came up with this idea was a genius!

My enthusiasm increased when told by the very nice pedicab driver that the ride was free but I quickly realized that this was too good to be true.

And it was. Turns out the pedicabs were there to take real estate brokers and agents to a Manhattan Park event.


It's still a great idea.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

Ah, the yearly most obnoxious Manhattan Park pool party. They don't give a darn that the party is right next to a high-rise residential building where even on the top floor you have to deal with their live music at 10pm. It was quite bad last night considering the bad cover band they hired. Lady Gaga never sounded that bad.

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine how loud it was at 30 and 40 river road. I heard the music outside the octagon and thought it was coming from the garden area at first.

Anonymous said...

A few years ago it was so bad that some folks called public safety to make them lower the volume. It was so loud that nobody got any sleep until well into the night. It was like having your own stereo on maximum volume. I am glad they did tone it down a bit in the following years but they should really shut it down at 9pm latest. It's a work day night. Some people actually want to get some rest.

Anonymous said...

That was a cover band?! Oh god. I thought for sure it was Karoake. That's terrible.

I think they shut it down by 10pm which is the standard for how late you can play amplified sound.

Anonymous said...

They were still making a lot of noise at 11pm.

Anonymous said...

What about the pedicabs? Great to have on the island?? Revolutionrickshaws.com

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