Tale Of The Tweet: 150 Joralemon Literally Dumps On Citi Bike Share In Brooklyn Heights

Twitter user @duckumu shared a photo of the Citi Bike Share docking station at 150 Joralemon Street covered in what appears to be the building’s garbage (or at least its paper/recycling pile). As previously reported, the building is at odds with the city and the bike share program over the docking station near the property.

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  • Jorale-man

    Disgusting. I’m ashamed to be a resident here with this sort of passive-aggressive childishness. I don’t blame our staff so much as our board members who put them up to this sort of thing.

  • jim

    Keep it classy 150 Joralemon


  • slopemope

    I’m sure there is someone ready, willing and able to take that building maintenance job.

  • disqus_kBkJU7oiVZ

    When the city inevitably fines the building, will the Board members pay the fines themselves, or out of the coop association’s funds? If I were a resident I would be livid . . . .

  • NeighboorHood

    Yes…let’s give the building maintenance job to DOT commish Sadik-Kahn. She’s qualified for THAT at least.

  • Greg

    I’ve been running some data analyses on Citibike’s live station feed (see my comment on the “Passive-Aggressive Parallel Parking” thread for Brooklyn Heights popularity stats).

    I only have data for Friday May 31 – Sunday June 2, and there are some caveats behind it, but I’d like to share some more interesting results:

    Brooklyn currently has 77 stations. Manhattan has 251. NYC has 328. (some of these are still “planned”).

    – Clinton & Joralemon is Brooklyn’s 7th most popular station, NYC’s 70th most popular station.
    – Clark & Henry is Brooklyn’s 4th, NYC’s 60th.
    – State & Smith is Brooklyn’s 8th, NYC’s 78th.
    – Hicks & Montague is Brooklyn’s 9th, NYC’s 79th.
    – Atlantic & Furman is Brooklyn’s 10th, NYC’s 81st.
    – Adams & Joralemon (Borough Hall) is Brooklyn’s 13th, NYC’s 94th.
    – Henry & Atlantic is Brooklyn’s 19th, NYC’s 131st.
    – Clinton & Tillary is Brooklyn’s 21st, NYC’s 146th.

    So Brooklyn Heights, in general, is representing itself quite well. It’ll be interesting to recompare after another week’s data comes in.

  • petercow

    That’s a public sidewalk. The building doesn’t own it. Fine their asses.

    And if I go to check/return a bike from that dock, the building can guess where the trash bag is going.

  • petercow

    JSK received a B.A. from Occidental College (with a major in Political Science), and a law degree from Columbia Law School

    Previously she worked at the Mayor’s Office for Transportation under David Dinkins, the Federal Transit AdministrationParsons Brinckerhoff, as a Senior Vice President and was a board member of the Tri-State Transportation Commission.

    And Iris Weinshall’s qualifications – apart from being married to Chuck Schumer?

  • Greg

    Actually, let me add in one *big* caveat. I’m measuring “popularity” by “popularity per dock”. So a 10-dock station that gets 20 uses would be more popular (2 uses per dock) than a 50-dock station that gets 50 uses (1 use per dock).

    In other words, I’m basically measuring “station congestion”. It’s not *raw* popularity. It’d be interesting to report the latter too, and I’m glad to do so if anyone wants.

  • brooklynheightsblog

    Greg – email us – we’d love to get regular reports from you. webmaster at brooklynheightsblog dot com

  • NeighboorHood

    Lighten up dear.

  • jv

    I can’t believe adults act this way. At this point they aren’t hurting the city just their neighbors. Nice example for kids. So ridiculous!!!!!

  • Sippi MacMillon

    Seeing this building act so un-neighborly makes me revel in its many well-known problems.
    I reported this act of illegal dumping to 311 and I hope @duckumu and others did too.

  • DrewBurch

    That is pathetic, childish and down right disgusting. I hope they get a huge fine.

  • PB

    Greg, I’d love to chat. Drop me a line at Peter at flashlightworthy.com ? Thx.

  • Laurie

    You are all f’ing kidding, right. You know that bags of trash are easily 50-75 lbs, recycling does not weigh any less.. Given that these bike stations occupy a third of the block and do not allow for passage to the street, how is the garbage and recycling supposed to get to the curb, exactly? These buildings have hundreds and some have thousands of residents. Their need to live, walk, move, breathe, eat, go to work and function on a basic level trumps your occasional joy ride. Move the hell out of NYC if you want to bike everywhere!

  • Jorale-man

    Well, our coop’s board can’t get basic things done like repairing problems in the basement or upgrading the elevators but they spend our funds on frivolous lawsuits over the bikes. And now they’re risking getting fined as well.

    As far as I can see, there’s still plenty of room on the sidewalk for our garbage and recycling, and this was a completely gratuitous gesture.

  • petercow

    Yeah, you’d never know blocks that have cars parked on them, have trash taken out. Like my street – Pierrepont. No dock – wall to wall cars. Somehow, someway, Sanitation manages.

  • petercow

    You know what’s funny to me.. I don’t even bike that much.. I tried Citibike on the first day, and yesterday, had my own bike out for the first time in about 10 months.

    But I’ve lived in this city my entire life.. nearly 5 decades, and when I see the anti-urban/anti-neighborhood/anti-environemtn crap that our obesiance to the auto has caused, it makes me want to puke and cry. Jane Jacobs would be spinning.

    And yet, these tiny measures, bike-share, the Prospect Park West bike lane, generate such foaming rage.. and from whom.. don’t tell me it’s from people who want what is best for this city.

    So even if I never, ever, ride a bike again, count me in as one of its strongest supporters.

    It will take years of such progress to help reverse the crap – hundreds of traffic deaths a year, out-of-control-asthma in kids, non-stop honking, that we now take for granted as “normal”.

  • Stuy in my eye

    I feel like you could use a little brush up on your math skills. How do empty boxes and cans weigh 50-75 lbs a bag? How big of a bag of recycling are you talking about? If the bike kiosks take up 1/3 of the block, that means there is 2/3rds of the block left, yes? What’s wrong with putting the trash on the majority of the block that’s still vacant. Technically speaking, you’re not supposed to cross the street in the middle of the block, so forgive me if I’m not heartbroken that you’d have to walk an extra 150 feet to the nearest intersection in order to accommodate said trash and bike kiosks.

  • Joe A

    They should fine them till their eyes bleed.

  • Joe A

    I would be so tempted to,start throwing the bags into the buildings lobby.

  • NickBC

    I’d rather see more people who want to bicycle everywhere move into NYC.

  • PB

    While it does seem to make sense to leave a 3′ gap here and there in these longer docks — specifically for the convenience of the sanitation department for example, that would of course take up another 1/6th of a parking space and would send car lovers like Laurie into a greater rage.

    More to the point, before this bike rack was there the street was lined with parked cars. Somehow the sanitation workers were able to carry or lift or toss the bags over these parked cars. The bike rack and its bikes are far less of an obstacle so really, these bike racks have made the life of the sanitation workers easier. Look at that — yet *another* advantage to the bike share system!

  • Joe A

    What a rather moronic post. Related to MonroeOrange by any chance?

  • Chris Mcnally

    That is not popularity, that is efficiency. In you analysis a station of 25 where 75 bikes were removed daily would be 3 times more popular than a station of 75 bikes where 75 bikes were removed daily. It is 3 time sore efficient but not in any way 3 times more popular.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlsiLOnWCoI Arch Stanton

    Humm…No sooner did we drive MO away then this one shows up.

  • Greg

    Right. That’s exactly what I was trying to say in my followup caveat post. I’m frankly unsure which is a more interesting measure. I suppose they’re both interesting in their own way, and they’re both incomplete as the full story goes.

    Looking at raw, popularity *per station*, as you’re suggesting, over the same time frame, I get:

    – Clinton & Joralemon is Brooklyn’s 14th most used station, NYC’s 139th most used station.
    – Clark & Henry is Brooklyn’s 6th, NYC’s 81st.
    – State & Smith is Brooklyn’s 4th, NYC’s 56th.
    – Hicks & Montague is Brooklyn’s 8th, NYC’s 111th.
    – Atlantic & Furman is Brooklyn’s 11th, NYC’s 128th.
    – Adams & Joralemon (Borough Hall) is Brooklyn’s 5th, NYC’s 78th.
    – Henry & Atlantic is Brooklyn’s 25th, NYC’s 207th.
    – Clinton & Tillary is Brooklyn’s 28st, NYC’s 215th.

    So all stations are more heavily used than the average Brooklyn station and all but two are more heavily used than the average NYC station.

    Note that State & Smith and Borough Hall both become a lot more “popular” when measured this way. That would imply these are larger stations than normal, which is indeed the case.

  • willowtowncop

    I’m starting to think gas should cost $20 a gallon.

  • dbgb

    Complain to 311 on the building – this is clearly a passive aggressive move. Citi Bikes?! NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD! They need to get over it. Also, this just makes the guys picking up the recyclables jobs harder. Just dumb. Anyway here is info on the building:

    Owners Corp.

    150 Joralemon St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11201‎
    (718) 797-9565

    NYS Department if State:

    Selected Entity Name: 150 JORALEMON ST. OWNERS CORP.
    Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: 150 JORALEMON ST. OWNERS CORP.
    DOS ID #: 715265
    Initial DOS Filing Date: AUGUST 05, 1981
    County: KINGS
    Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
    Current Entity Status: ACTIVE

    Selected Entity Address Information

    DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
    82 WALL STREET / SUITE 300
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10005-3686

    Chief Executive Officer
    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11242-1108

    Principal Executive Office
    BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11242-1108

    Registered Agent

    Building management is with:
    Advanced Management Services
    26 Court St # 804 Brooklyn, NY 11242
    (718) 852-5310