thursday in the hood

Lets look more closely at this bike

It was parked outside the Bank of America Tower 
W. 42nd St/Sixth Avenue
Those are
MetroCards
used
to gain entry to the city's
subways & buses

 Edited to add: Apparently this is an urban legend .. check this out

35 comments:

  1. Now that is a unique idea!
    Dare I say, "only in New York"?

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  2. Hahaha, I love it! It reminds me of the spirit of public installation art that existed in Portland, OR when I lived there.

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  3. It amazes me that the wheels can turn! I love the bird poem! Did you write it?

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  4. hee hee
    You didn't hide it from ol' «Louis» this time!
    He found it on the chain guard right away!

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  5. That`s a great idea and you have made a wonderful shots...

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  6. Well that's a new one. Makes for interesting conversation and a very unusual photo.

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  7. Well one thing's for sure, if it's ever stolen, it ought to be easy to identify! Nice catch!

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  8. Super shots, and so clever of the bike owner.

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  9. Damn, those advertising guys have gone mad - leave your bike for 5 minutes and they're all over it! Is nothing sacred any more? ;)

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  10. So cool. What a wonderful idea and a great find for you! Only in NYC.

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  11. cloudia made me laugh - can't do that with tokens hehehehe

    great looking bike
    at first I thought it was candy wrappers, just goes to show where my mind goes

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  12. Darn! No subway here in Indiana. How will I cover the rust on my 1952 Schwinn one-speed?

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  13. How fun is that! I can't decide if the person is making a statement for or against public transportation . . . .

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  14. Only in NYC!

    Methinks someone needs to get a life! Can you imagine how much time it must have taken to get those all positioned just right and stuck on so they don't fall off?

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  15. What a wild idea for bike decoration. I love it.

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  16. That's very cool.. and very popular! You happened upon a legend.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-carr/the-legend-of-the-metroca_b_431283.html

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  17. WooHoo, you're a witness to the authenticity of a urban legend....mmmm, not really a legend though now that you've proven it is real.

    I'm assuming all those MetroCards are used????

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  18. Being the recycling queen that I am... I am sooo loving this! Very creative!
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  19. I love the bike! Seriously! It's art and function perfectly combined!

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  20. Seriously, if I'd been on that street, I would have sprinted all the way, just to get the picture before you!

    I have to make it to NYC one day. There is so much we have to talk about .... and race each other to take photographs of.

    Den Mom

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  21. OMG!! What a bike! AND - a comment from Den Mom. Sigh!!!!

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  22. This is great - I saw this bike when I was in New York in January - I thought at the time it was some piece of urban art.

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  23. Wow, what a lucky find! According to the link, it's quite a coup to see it.

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