12:20 pm May. 11, 2012
On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled Citi Bike, the three-geared two wheeler that his administration believes will change the way New Yorkers move about the city. But he declined to reveal where precisely New Yorkers would be able to rent the 10,000 bikes until today.
This morning, the Bloomberg administration released the locations where 420 of what will ultimately be 600 wireless, solar-powered bike share depots would be installed in the coming year. As expected, they are densely concentrated in Manhattan, Brownstone and north Brooklyn, and Long Island City. There are none in Staten Island or the Bronx.
In Manhattan, there are locations at 11th Avenue between 41st and 42nd streets; 40th Street and Ninth Avenue, 21st Street and Sixth Avenue; and Hudson and Bank streets; to give you a totally random sampling.
In Brooklyn, cyclists can pick up bikes at DeKalb and Vanderbilt avenues, Dean Street and Fourth Avenue, and N. 8th and Berry streets.
In Long Island City, bikes will be available at 11th Street and 45th Road and 48th Avenue and 5th Street, among other locations.
CORRECTION: This story has been updated from a previous version that gave an incorrect total number of bike-share depots.
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