Granted they aren’t killing anyone or blowing anything up but this kind of behaviour still drives me crazy. It reminds me of the Jewish school in Montreal that demanded a YMCA cover it’s windows in the gym area, as the young Jewish students were distracted from their school work because of the women working out in Lycra. To the Jews in Montreal I have one thing to say. Cover your own damn windows. To the Jews in New York I have something similar to say. Get a bike and try riding it around in NYC and maybe you will leave the bike lanes alone. Damn it I begin to seethe at religious people. It seems that few are capable of self sacrifice for their faith and insist on forcing their morals on those who do not think like them. As much a Jewish failing as Muslim albeit far less violent. H/T Islam in Europe
NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Two young cyclists in the Williamsburg neighborhood in New York have been charged with repainting a bike laneremoved at the request of Hasidic Jews.
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Quinn Hechtropf, 26, and Katherine Piccochi, 24, surrendered to police Tuesday and were charged with criminal mischief, the New York Post reported. They were given desk appearance tickets and released.
“We’re self-hating Jewish hipsters,” Hechtropf joked.
The neighborhood at the Brooklyn end of the Williamsburg Bridge has long been a major center of the Hasidic movement. In recent years, it has also attracted young artists.
The Hasidic community complained of the 14-block bike lane on Bedford Avenue. Leaders argued the cyclists speeding by were a safety hazard and also a moral one because T-shirts and skimpy bike shorts left too much of their bodies exposed by the strict standards of the local Hasidim.
Local residents have complained they are getting the blame from the public while cyclists like Hechtropf and Piccochi are the ones breaking the law.