Lower East Side Knitted Bicycle

When it comes to public art and bicycles, New York City and small town Missouri seem to have a shared interest.

Somewhere on the Lower East Side of Manhattan sits – for lack of a better description – a bicycle in a sweater. I wonder if someone knitted the bike at home and then brought it outside to display it on the street, or if its sweater was knitted separately and attached to the already-locked-to-the-sign bike? Either way, this bike is full out hipster-fresh ugly.

photo by David Factor

My friend Factor emailed me this photo last week after my post about the beautiful, classic Schwinn I found for sale in small town Ste. Genevieve, Missouri and the public art bicycles I blogged about last February, also found in Ste. Genevieve.

So my question for you is if you had to have one of these bikes living on your block, which would you prefer; the Ste. Genevieve bikes or the Lower East Side sweater bike?

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  1. Hm. Think I gotta go with the Ste. Genevieve public art bikes. Too bad the Tour isn’t happening again in Mo. Sigh.

  2. Sweaterbike hands down. I mean, it’s knitted!!

  3. I like the sweater look. But the small town street scenery gets me everytime so I have to go with the Ste. Gen art bikes.

  4. Obviously the sweater bike. I mean, it was up for at least a week without getting stolen.

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