Stolen Citi Bikes Keep Turning Up Deep in Brooklyn

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Since the NYC bike-share program only exists in gentrified neighborhoods (meaning well-off and white, generally), some riders are taking matters into their own hands. The New York Post reports that at least 67 lifted Citi Bikes have been found far from the docks, in neighborhoods like East New York, Brownsville, and Crown Heights. They’re not exactly inconspicuous. “The first time we saw it, I thought it was kinda funny,” said a police source. “We can only assume they’re taking them for joyrides or that the crook would rather take a bike than a train ride home.” For a struggling business, it’s probably just heartening to know there’s still some unmet demand.