New York City’s new bike share program kicked off over the Memorial Day weekend, and while many residents and tourists took to the streets on the big blue Citi-branded bicycles, not everyone is so amped up about the service. Namely, one local business owner who runs a bike shop that’s offered rentals on the Lower East side for 37 years who now has a Citi Bike kiosk skulking right outside his door.
Finding a parking spot in many major cities can be a pain in the butt, as you not only navigate the streets but have to be mindful of “No Parking,” “No Standing,” and any other number of signs that regulate where, and for how long, you can deposit your car. So once you find a spot and check all the signs, you should be good, right? Not if the city comes by and changes the signs on you. [More]
Last week, we told you about the billboards popping up around Greenville, SC, to promote something called “Greenville Jetpack Rentals,” promising area residents that they could soon be zipping around town in the way all those futurists had predicted we would back in 1958. But as we predicted, this was just cruel viral marketing, and for something nowhere near as cool as jetpacks. [More]