Brooklyn Heights residents successfully lobby to relocate Citi Bike bike rack

Some Remsen Street residents have managed what many New Yorkers throughout the city have only dreamed of: getting the city to relocate a Citi Bike bike rack kiosk away from their curb.

According to the Daily News, residents of an 87-unit apartment complex at 60 Remsen Street were quick to criticize the bike racks when they went up across the street from their building in April, with some of them filing lawsuits against the city, charging that the racks blocked building entrances and thus were a threat to public safety.

So some time in the last week, the city Department of Transportation (DOT) moved the Citi Bike kiosks away from Remsen Street on the east side of Hicks Street and over — around the corner — to Hicks Street, north of Remsen Street.

The bike racks now sit in front of a small commercial stretch.

“It logistically didn’t fit,” a source told the Daily News. “(The street) was too small for when the bikes were going to come in.”

After a year of logistical delays, Citi Bike officially launches on May 27. There are dozens of sites located in Brooklyn.

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