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Bicycle Habitat

244 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 40.722831 -73.996932
nr. Spring St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-431-3315 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Bikes, Eyewear, Watches
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Mon-Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri, 10am-6:30pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at Prince St.; 6 at Spring St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Eyewear
  • Watches

Sporting Goods

  • Bikes


Employees of Bicycle Habitat are quick to speak up for that most endangered of local species—the bicyclist. In fact, owner Charlie McCorkell led a number of protests and civil disobedience events in the seventies and eighties that helped spur the creation of bike lanes on city streets and cycling paths on the Queensboro and Manhattan Bridges. In short, his first-rate store stocks everything you could possibly need to be able to ditch your MetroCard forever. The expert staff helps customers decide whether a road bike, mountain bike, or hybrid best suits their needs. Racked overhead, the bikes cover the spectrum from recreational models priced in the low three-figures to state-of-the-art racers for $8,000. Plus there are colorful clothes, shoes, helmets, gloves, and goggles to keep the two-wheeled warrior both stylish as well as safe. Five workstations are used for construction, repairs, and customization.

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