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.”