Kuntzman’s bike stolen — again!

The Brooklyn Paper

This newspaper’s famously bike-riding editor has had yet another bike stolen — the second time in eight months that his wheels have been swiped.

“Clearly, someone doesn’t want me biking to work,” quipped the editor, Gersh Kuntzman, 43. “I think we can rule out my cardiologist.”

Kuntzman told cops that he locked the bike in a ground-floor storage area in The Brooklyn Paper’s 55 Washington St. headquarters on March 17 — ironically after biking to work directly from the 84th Precinct stationhouse, where he filed that week’s police blotter.

The bike, a used Trek, was there when Kuntzman checked on it two days later, but was gone by March 23, he told police.

Two Trees Management, which owns the building, said there had been no other reports of stolen bikes during that time frame.

The shocking crime recalls the theft last year of Kuntzman’s beloved Marin roadster, which was taken from in front of his 13th Street house, despite also being locked.

That crime was never solved.

Kuntzman vowed to return to the streets, thieves be damned.

“As a famous governor of California once said, ‘I’ll be back’ — though given the economy, it would be nice if someone had a spare bike he’d like to donate.”

In case no one caught it, Kuntzman continued, “That was a hint, people.”

Reader Feedback

Eazy D from Sheepshead Bay says:
It was Norman from atlanticyardsreport.org.
March 25, 2009, 4:17 am
TIZI from TIZI says:
BROOKLYN PAPER YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO WRITE ABOUT ,,WHO CARES ABOUT A STOLEN BIKE
March 25, 2009, 7:14 am
Reader from Brooklyn says:
Ask Madame Ruby. For twenty dollars she'll tell you a lot of things. For thirty dollars she'll tell you more. And for fifty dollars she'll tell you *everything*.
March 25, 2009, 8:08 am
Michael from Bay Ridge says:
I think TIZI really said it.
Is this actually news?
March 25, 2009, 8:47 am
sharon from Prospect heights says:
I guess North Flatbush Avenue isnt the only "GRITTY" neighborhood in Brooklyn.
March 25, 2009, 11:35 am
elaine from Prospect heights says:
So much going on in Brooklyn, this is only one of the hundreds of bikes that get stolen each day, who cares? Write about the neighborhoods and politics like a good Editor.
March 25, 2009, 11:37 am
Norman Oder says:
I'm assuming Eazy D was joking, but rest assured, it wasn't me.
March 25, 2009, 11:51 am
Dav from Brooklyn says:
Let him post in the lost and fount section since he is an editor he gets 10% discount………
March 25, 2009, 1:18 pm
Tommy B from Mill Basin says:
What's the matter Norman? Gersh's bicycle is good enough to heist? I bet you'd feel differently if it had training wheels.
March 25, 2009, 4:30 pm
Tommy B from Mill Basin says:
CORRECTION INCLUDED

What's the matter Norman? Gersh's bicycle IS NOT good enough to heist? I bet you'd feel differently if it had training wheels.
March 25, 2009, 4:36 pm
Top Gunn from DUMBO says:
Hey Gersh, Steve Witt -- the Ratner-hugging scribe that he is -- has a bike for you with no brakes.
March 25, 2009, 4:45 pm

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