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Astoria Citi Bike installation to begin tomorrow

Citi Bike location in Long Island City

Sept. 21, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Citi Bike stations will roll in across two sites in Astoria tomorrow, sources for the bike share company say.

One of the stations installed tomorrow will be at Vernon Boulevard and 41st Ave, and another at 24th Street and 40th ave. More stations will be added in the coming weeks.

The installations are part of the program’s expansion into Astoria and Long Island City, where 66 bikes will be installed in the two neighborhoods combined, the DOT announced earlier this month.

Astoria can expect to see 59 Citi Bike stations installed by the end of the fall. Long Island City, which already has 13 Citi Bike stations, will have an additional seven coming its way in the coming weeks.

The expansion is the final component of phase two of Citi Bike’s expansion which will see 12,000 total bikes in the city-wide system by the end of 2017.

Astoria is the second neighborhood in Queens to feature Citi Bike, operated by Motivate. It was introduced to Long Island City in 2015.

Information on current and upcoming station locations can be viewed on Citi Bike’s online map.

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Anonymous.

Being an Astoria native I have seen how Astoria has changed in the 30 plus years I’ve lived here in MY HOMETOWN. Neighborhood has been ruined and it is not the quiet family oriented neighborhood it once was thanks to “foreigners” moving in from other parts of the State as well as Country. It will never be the same!

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Albert

But if you could guarantee that those foreigners ride bikes rather than drive cars then I’m happy that they’re here.

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Astoria Neighborhood Alliance

Why doesn’t the city focus on shutting down the new whore house on 23rd Ave and 27th before they start inviting more traffic to what used to be a quaint little area.

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Albert

Are you saying that the city can focus ONLY on either bikes OR particular other issues – they can’t do both?

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Astoria Neighborhood Alliance

We don’t want them in our nice borough. Keep them in the city where they belong. Nice residential neighbors being ruined with illegal whore g houses and now citibikes.

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Albert

There’s a connection between what you say is a whore house and bicycles? And as for ruining a neighborhood do you believe that more and more cars will make things better? Better how?

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Albert

And therefore all cyclists should be banned? I believe that over 35 thousand people died in car accidents last year. Just sayin…

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