Should Riding a Bike in a Skirt Be a Crime? The NYPD Allegedly Thinks So

I have a bike that I adore. It’s a white Kona that I’ve named Snow White, though she’s not as snowy as she used to be (who is, really?). Anyway, I usually ride in shorts or workout gear.  And unlike running, which should never be done in a skirt, I occasionally wear a bike skirt to ride. Because there is nothing cuter than a girl in a skirt on a bike.

The NYPD seems to disagree. According to the New York Daily News, a Dutch woman was in town for the New Amsterdam Bike Show and was stopped by the NYPD for wearing a skirt on her bike. She told the NYDN, “He said it’s very disturbing, and it’s distracting the cars and it’s dangerous.” In the end, she wasn’t ticketed; but she was very confused.

If true, how appalling is that? If the NYPD is going around ticketing people for wearing sexy clothes distracting traffic they better arrest everyone in the Meatpacking District on a Saturday night. And don’t even get me started on Washington Heights in the summertime.

This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. So in honor of skirt-donning, girl-riders everywhere, I’ve assembled a gallery of girls riding bikes in skirts.  Enjoy. And then get out there in your Herve Leger bandage dress and hit the Columbus Avenue bike lanes. (Hopefully law enforcement authorities won’t shut down my site.) Read More


Maclaren Makes a Stroller Inspired by Candy: This Is Not Going to Go Over Well on the Upper West Side

It’s been a long time since I owned a stroller. But when I did, one of the strollers I owned was a Maclaren (yes, multiple strollers are a necessity. Don’t ask me to explain.) I don’t keep up with baby gear anymore–that’s a phase that I prefer to keep in the deepest recesses of my subconscious.  But I spend a lot of time on the internet for work, and I inevitably bump into things like this: Read More

Please Tell Me This Is Not a Fashion Statement

Thanks to MyUpperWest for publishing this disturbing image. (And kudos to them for using my preferred method of photography: the “take-a-picture-of-them-from-behind-so-you-can-mock-them-without-hurting-their-feelings.”)

Look carefully at this photo. A very put together and sophisticated looking woman, at least until you get to the knee of her left leg. SHE IS WEARING  A STOCKING ON ONE LEG.

There are several problems with this: 1) It was a zillion degrees this week and no stockings should be near anyone’s legs. 2) SHE IS WEARING A STOCKING ON ONE LEG.

I hope there is a medical reason for this. Compression stocking? I don’t know. But if you recognize yourself in this picture, could you please drop me a line and let me know if I’m missing out on some sort of Parisian trend or something? Merci.