picture from the NYPD stealing bikes in the East Village last Fall I just got pulled by a cop on Delancey, who took my bike and put it in the back of a van. Told me "these kinds of bikes are illegal now even with a brake". He was polite about it; even though it was an asshole thing to do. I kept asking him when this law was passed and how they planned on dealing with Williamsburg. He snickered and said "We went around to bars and loft buildings last night, cutting them down". There ya have it. The NYPD's recent anti-bicycle rampage has come to fruition. I had to walk 12 blocks to my office this morning. Now I have a slip and a court date. The cop didn't even care that I had just bought a bell too! What the hell is wrong with NYC? Must be April fools... suckers!