abandoned bikes in nyc
when i lived in the city, i always wanted to create a photo album like this. now i can vicariously live out my dream thanks to the wonders of weblogs. ;-)
the photos are what you would expect, however, i think the na´vetÚ of the blogger is even better than the pics. obviously, the guy ain't a local.
"New York has a lot of abandoned bicycles. I don't know why. Do people forget the combinations or keys to their locks? Do they forget they had a bike? Most of the bikes pictured here are pretty cheap bikes. Some of the bikes appear to have been abandoned long ago. Consider this ever-growing photo album a way to remember those forgotten bicycles."
i would argue that people abandon their bikes in nyc after other people try and/or partially succeed in stealing them. the owner just leaves the remaining bike-let on the street. voila, an abandoned bike ...
Abandoned Bicycles of New York
Wednesday, January 14, 2004