Thieves poach Brooklyn’s ghost bikes for parts

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Looters are stealing the parts from ghost bikes, desecrating the white-painted memorials to cyclists killed on the borough’s streets, according to bicycle activists.

The thefts have stretched across Brooklyn in recent months, with crooks stripping the sidewalk monuments down to their frames — and insulting the memories of deceased cyclists in the process, bike booster and filmmaker Dan Gingold claims.

“It’s very disrespectful and it makes me furious,” said Gingold. “People wouldn’t be disrespectful in a cemetery or a national monument.”

The thieves have mainly gone after easy-to-snatch parts, leaving the ransacked bike frames chained at the spots where cyclists lost their lives:

An all-white bike at the corner of Atlantic and Washington avenues in Clinton Hill — meant to commemorate the 2010 death of cyclist Jasmine Herron — is now missing its seat and rear wheel.

A ghost bike at the corner of Fulton Street and Utica Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant that has honored the deceased biker Ralston Bryan since 2007 no longer has its front wheel.

And one memorializing the late Dan Valle, who was killed in 2009 on S. Fifth Street near the Williamsburg Bridge in Williamsburg, is nothing but a frame, handlebars, and a banana seat.

It’s unclear when exactly the looters struck, but the bikes paying tribute to Herron and Valle appeared intact as of late last year.

Ellen Belcher, a volunteer with the New York Street Memorial Project, said it’s inevitable that people will attempt to steal from ghost bikes.

“People who take parts off bikes are probably not connected to biking or even know what ghost bikes are,” said Belcher, whose group has installed about 100 ghost bikes across the city — and more than 40 of them in Brooklyn. “They are street people.”

No matter how far removed from the cycling world a person is, it’s hard to mistake a ghost bike for a regular bicycle. Not only are they drenched in thick, white paint, making most of the parts useless, but many feature a prominently placed placard describing what the bike is and why it’s there.

Since the New York Street Memorial Project has no official policy on checking up on ghost bikes after installing them, the group doesn’t know exactly how many of the Brooklyn memorials have been stolen or vandalized.

“If someone removed them, we don’t always know,” said Belcher, whose group did receive a heads up when someone cut the lock off of a ghost bike representing the victims of unreported collisions at Borough Hall.

Belcher also got a tip when a thief tried to sell a stolen ghost bike — placard still attached — to a bike shop.

“[A bike shop employee] gave the guy five dollars and then called us to come pick up the bike,” she said.

Stripped ghost bikes aren’t just an insult to cycling activists — each stolen wheel could pose a threat to a sidewalk shrine’s claim on its spot.

Ghost bikes used to be subject to removal by the Department of Sanitation, which considered them derelict. Bike advocates eventually convinced the city to only remove memorials that are in such bad shape they are considered a hazard — but pillaged ghost bikes could potentially be mistaken for abandoned two-wheelers.

And looters aren’t the threat that ghost bikes face.

In 2007, Sam Hindy — the son of Brooklyn Brewery owner Steve Hindy — was killed while trying to ride his bike across the Manhattan Bridge. Activists quickly erected a ghost bike near the spot where he was struck, but a few months later a car ran into the tribute.

Volunteers replaced the ghost bike — then repeated the process two more times after vehicles rammed into the memorial again and again

“After the fourth time, we kind of gave up,” said Steve Hindy.

Still, Steve Hindy believes ghost bikes play a vital role in street safety.

“They are a constant reminder to everyone of the importance of respecting bicycles and their place on the streets of New York City,” he said.

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Mike from Williamsburg says:
I'm sympathetic to the cause. I believe that ghost bikes serve an important reminder.

But are they really supposed to be there forever?
Aug. 7, 2012, 9:15 am
Ernie from Brooklyn says:
The work of Tal Barzilai? Has he finally left Pleasantville?
Aug. 7, 2012, 9:39 am
Ted from Ft. Greene says:
The ghost bike business may serve some value, but the bikes are actually illegal memorials. I know this will get some folks howling, but some one just decided to do this and went ahead. They didn't plan how long they should stay there, they aren't even taking official ownership of the bikes! AND they eat up spaces for parking by living bicyclists.

The idea has value, but it should have rules, limits on the memorial times, and accountability. If the city is permitting this they should issue actual permits as part of an actual program.
Aug. 7, 2012, 10:36 am
BC The Biker and Lovefist Fan from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:
Do you hillbillies realize you're no longer back in your hicktowns and that in the "big city", if it's not nailed down, it will most likely get stolen?

I'm 99.9% sure it was other fauxhemian douchebags who stole the bike parts. Hipsters lack any sense of honor among them, so it's nothing for them to steal from each other. I bet those parts are on the fixie of some hiptard who lives in another hiptard enclave.
Aug. 7, 2012, 11:30 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
BC, you shouldn't use words you don't know the meaning of. Hipster, for instance. Just because you read a fancy word that seemed insulting somewhere doesn't mean you should parrot it when you want to puff out your chest. I'm sure other people tell you this pretty often, but in case they don't: you look very foolish.
Aug. 7, 2012, 11:56 am
hannah from ft greene says:
no news here, i'm not surprised. everything gets stolen that isn't properly locked up in this city. do you think any ghetto kids really care about the meaning of a ghost bike? they want to sell it and make some cash. end of story.
Aug. 7, 2012, 12:38 pm
TRUTH from SEIL says:
60% of comments made on the are made by the same user, using different handles.
Aug. 7, 2012, 12:43 pm
JAY from PSLOPE says:
These people are NOT thieves, legally you can not steal abandoned property, which is what a ghost bike legally is. Its just like when you put trash out at the curb, at that point anyone can take it. Its not theft, its not a crime and the Brooklyn Paper should know better that to use such false language.
Aug. 7, 2012, 12:53 pm
JAY from PSLOPE says:
These people are NOT thieves, legally you can not steal abandoned property, which is what a ghost bike legally is. Its just like when you put trash out at the curb, at that point anyone can take it. Its not theft, its not a crime and the Brooklyn Paper should know better that to use such false language.
Aug. 7, 2012, 12:53 pm
Tal 9000 from says:
You're right, Jay. They are not technically thieves. But they are jerks.
Aug. 7, 2012, 2:13 pm
Ducky Momo from Park Slope says:
So Jay, have you been poaching parts?
Aug. 7, 2012, 2:27 pm
BC The Biker and Lovefist Fan from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:

Oooh! Look at da widdle hiptard trying to be profound. I know exactly what a hipster is. If you're nearby and I yell "Hey! You hipster ——! I'm gonna kick your teeth in!" It'll be you that turns around briefly (with animal fear in your eyes), and runs like hell while pissing on yourself (you hipturds are craven cowards). Your attempt at trying to come off more intelligent than you actually are (a common hiptard tactic) has failed. Go gargle some drain cleaner you noodle armed, beta male douchebag.

We treat hipsters like flies and roaches in San Andreas -- just replace bug spray with an M-4 or AK-47 and a fly swatter with a chainsaw! I've tossed a few hipturds off the top of Mt. Chiliad, and dragged one behind my chopper in Bone County. I recently stabbed one for "ironically" wearing a Lovefist T-shirt (hey, I was having a bad day -- some punk from a lame ass Stillwater gang stole my chopper).

From Los Santos to San Fierro to Las Venturas, HIPSTERS DIE! The only place in San Andreas where fauxhemians are reasonably safe is in Vinewood and in Garcia (San Fierro). Some hipsters tried to settle in Glen Park (I guess they were trying to gentrify) only to be beaten and assraped by homo-thugs (probably Ballas) who had just broken out prison. LOL!!!

Spit'n Cobras MC
Aug. 7, 2012, 2:33 pm
TC the Tryker and MakingLoveToMyFist fan from Redland says:
Woo hoo - I make up works like Nobras MC to describe tools like BC who are so fat with his man-teats he needs some support. You sure some tough dude BC, I think you must love some, how-you-say, fauxhemian hipster, but he rejected you. Too bad - you're fascination with responding shows how sexually frustrated you must be. Really, BC, either your summer school vacation is almost over, or you're way to old to be living in Mommy's basement trolling like you do.

Aug. 7, 2012, 3:10 pm
aj from nowhere says:
Uh, first of all... the bikes that were left out were public property. The people who took them are not thieves.

I do not own a car. I, like many others, cycle. Many cyclists would never touch another bike, especially those that belong to deceased cyclists. With the economy the way it is, I am not surprised that this is happening. A Shimano 105 groupset will sell for 600 bucks easy. If you are homeless, that helps. A sora set will go for maybe a couple hundred. Want to feed a family for a week? Survival is important, and I can't blame people for that. The group that put these bikes out there is just stupid and ignorant. There are other ways to raise awareness than leaving bikes on the street (why not honor the living and donate these bikes to underpriveleged youth?). Why not (dare I say it) start a co~op and educate riders on bike maintenece and safety? Why not push for harsher traffic laws and penalties?

I hate to say this, but these riders are deceased. There are riders, cyclists, un racers who are alive. Let's focus on them. Let's start taking back our streets from insane drivers and push for stiffer laws. Let's promote riding as a means to keep youth off drugs and alcohol... no more violence. Cycling has always been a means to unify the masses. Why don't we use it for that purpose?
Aug. 7, 2012, 3:12 pm
BC The Biker and Lovefist Fan from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:
@TC the Trustfund Tryhard from some God-forsaken hick town in flyover country:

Dude, you're trying way too hard AND failing at the same time. You suck AND swallow -- much like your mother WISHES she had done when she first laid eyes on you.

I thought you fauxhemian wastes of carbon atoms were "creative". LOL! Your post is as trite, boring and unimaginative as your pathetic excuse of subculture's "art". The butthurt is strong in thee.

Just remember, every day in San Andreas is "Altamont time" for hipsters!

Spit'n Cobras MC
San Andreas
Aug. 7, 2012, 3:25 pm
ty from pps says:
"Hey! You hipster ——! I'm gonna kick your teeth in!"

And these are the words of the type of people we would want as out neighbors? Oh, BC, how we all wish you lived in Brooklyn.
Aug. 7, 2012, 3:25 pm
aj from nowhere says:
Hey BC~ what do you get out of this? Do you say these things out of some misguided notion that people actually care... or do you actually believe you are that important? How old are you, anyway? You sound like a twelve year old on a tantrum.
Aug. 7, 2012, 3:30 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
First off all, I didn't take any bike parts that day, and I wasn't even in Brooklyn that day at all. There is my alibi, and false accusation is a criminal offense, so don't even try it. Anyway, I do find those ghost bikes to be an eyesore. There are already places to remember the dead and they are called cemeteries, so go to the ones that got buried in to give your condolences. It's not like back in Israel they place a memorial throughout the country for every victim of a terrorist attack done by Hamas. Seriously, why do they need these ghost bikes anyway? I really don't get why the activists say they are so important, but that's activists for you. Either way, they are not official memorials, so taking part of them really isn't considered a theft. Some of those cyclists who the ghost bikes are placed for where known for placing themselves into harm's way to begin with, but websites like Streetsblog will always try to find ways to spin them around to make it seem as if they cyclists wasn't at fault by omitting certain parts of the accidents such as the causes.
Aug. 7, 2012, 3:40 pm
Las ColinBC The Biker and Lovefist Fan as (San from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:
@ty the beta-male yupster from [insert redneck dungheap] but claims pps while his wife cheats on him with various bikers:

It has nothing to do with being your neighbor. I just hate hipsters and yupsters. I'm happy in San Andreas where the likes you live in mortal fear of . . . well, EVERYONE -- gangbangers, local thugs, bikers, and even cops! Some dumb yupster made his way out to Red County only to get curbstomped (made to bite down on a sidewalk curb while someone stomped on the back of his head) by one of local tweeker skinheads.

One time, a lame hipster "motorcycle gang" from Stillwater and Liberty City who called themselves the "Innercity Deth Killerz" . They thought they were big sh*t with their crotch rockets. Str8 cornballs. Didn't last a week. THey were either shot off their bikes by gangbangers, dragged to death behind ours in the desert, or given "flying lessons" from the top of Mt. Chiliad (my personal favorite).

Stay out of San Andreas you gentrifying parasites. Only the strong survive here.

Spit'n Cobras MC
San Andreas
Aug. 7, 2012, 3:53 pm
aj from nowhere says:
Curbstomped by skinheads. I saw that in a movie. Is that what you are referencing?
Aug. 7, 2012, 4:03 pm
Las ColinBC The Biker and Lovefist Fan as (San from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:
@aj the beta-male crybaby with itching powder in his vagina:

You obviously care since you're crying like the little effeminate butthurt b*tch that you are.

Why is it you hipster douchetards talk sh*t when it's safe, but are tearfully ready to suck off the whole club when we're about to feed you through the woodchipper?

The deserts of Bone County and Tierra Robada are full of holes with hipster and yupster douchenozzles decomposing in them.

Stay out of San Andreas or get dragged behind a chopper on a cross-state run!

Spit'n Cobras MC
San Andreas
Aug. 7, 2012, 4:03 pm
BC The Biker and Lovefist Fan as (San Andreas) from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:

The curbstomping is a REAL thing. The movie of which you speak was a case of art imitating life. Far worse things take place in San Andreas. The cops will kill you quicker than the Ballas or Los Santos Vagos will.

Spit'n Cobras MC
San Andreas
Aug. 7, 2012, 4:05 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
That could not have been me posting at 4:40 pm as my mom does not let me use the computer until after 5 pm. But, it was not me who stole the bike parts. Truth be told, I've never even been to Brooklyn. I really wish the Streetsbloggers and Bike Zealots would stop trying to impersonate me.
Aug. 7, 2012, 4:14 pm
Ben from Brownsville says:
did somebody mention that bikers are jerks???
Aug. 7, 2012, 4:45 pm
aj from nowhere says:
Bikers aren't jerks. Drivers are ignorant to traffic laws.
Aug. 7, 2012, 4:56 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Care to explain who is flouting the traffic laws more, aj, because last time I checked, it was the cyclists who disobey them more.
Aug. 7, 2012, 5:40 pm
ty from pps says:
Well, this is nice. I'm glad this thread allowed us to meet a couple of knew characters. I was tired of the "real" Brooklynites and our dumb friend from Pleasantville.

A big welcome to our new post-Apocalypse gang war friends from the West Coast. Nothing says community and a living a happy life like extreme violence and murder.
Aug. 7, 2012, 6:07 pm
ty from pps says:
(btw, BC -- didn't your mom tell you to go outside to play?)
Aug. 7, 2012, 6:09 pm
Saint Loony Up the Cream Bun and Jam from Disturbing says:
Do you mind if I join you?
Aug. 7, 2012, 6:36 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ty, you really got to start taking chill pills and lay off the Haterade you are drinking. Better yet, start taking anger management classes. Either way, nobody owns a ghost bike, so no theft has been committed. Still, there are better ways to remember someone than placing such a thing on the streets. Just go over to their grave on place something there instead, which is better if you asked me.
Aug. 7, 2012, 8:20 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
Aug. 7, 2012, 8:28 pm
BC The Biker and Lovefist Fan from Las Colinas (San Andreas) says:
@ty, the twee twit from pps says:

Hey sweetboy, go eat a big fat d*ck -- you know the kind your sexually frustrated old lady dreams about and goes looking for when she's creeping behind your back at various Italian, African American, Caribbean, Latino, and biker bars.

You and your pathetic ilk can ruin as many neighborhoods in NYC as you want. I'm just letting you and your kind know that if you bring your BS to San Andreas you hipster/yupster assrags will find out first hand if there's an afterlife.

With the exception of Vinewood, and up north in San Fierro (Garcia district), hipsters and yupsters tread with fear. They tried to gentrify some areas of SELS (Southeast Los Santos) but were killed or run out by local gangs within 24 hours of their arrival. In places like Ganton, El Corona and my hood, Las Colinas, hipsters are shot on sight.

Hiptards and the closely related Yuptard subspecies are hated for many reasons, but the most common reason is their condescending attitude and lack of respect. Between 2003 and 2005, hipsters attempted to come to San Andreas in droves. They mainly targeted the Garcia district (where they still have a presence) and various low income areas of Los Santos. For some reason, Las Venturas was of no interest to them but ironically became their final resting place. Long story short, they wore out their welcome with a quickness and by the summer of 2005, hipsters were being shot, stabbed, Katana'd, chainsawed, run over, firebombed and even butt raped by newly formed violent homosexual streetgangs who were sick of transplant "breeders" jacking their style and ruining it. What really started the backlash was an incident known in San Andreas as "Altamont 2005".

The event that culminated in the infamous "Altamont 2005" where 35 hipsters were killed and 129 were injured, was supposed to be a Lovefist reunion concert at Santa Maria Beach in Los Santos. Rival motorcycle clubs called a temporary truce in celebration of the return of the mighty LOVEFIST. Bikers and heavy metal fans from all over San Andreas as well as Vice City, Liberty City and even a few from lame ass Stillwater turned out for this epic event. Beer, Babes, Bud, Bikes & HEAVY METAL!!! One big biker party! Hell yeah!!! It was all good until a crapload of THEM showed up with their trucker hats, "ironic" shirts and a snarky, disrespectful attitude.

I heard one of them talking —— about Lovefist. He said something to the effect of "Who are these old people? Look at them! They're not even being ironic! Where's the PBR? Don't these cretins serve Soy Lattes here?!" I walked up to the hipster and told him to leave if he likes the way his face currently looks. He smirked, then looked to his left at one of the cops on duty. "You must be looking forward to going back to prison" he smirked, with a nasally voice similar in tone and timbre to a Vuvuzela. He and the other hipturds chuckled.

That dumb hipster had no idea that the cops at the gig not only hated them as much as the bikers did, but were also on our payroll. I looked at the cop and signaled him to leave the area. He knew the drill. The hipsters saw the officer leave and looked at each other in disbelief. "Now, the fun begins!" I yelled. "It's ALTAMONT TIME MOTHERF*CKERS!!!" Upon saying that the now terrified hipster and his friends began frantically looking for an escape route. Too late. It was now open season on every hipster in attendance. Lots of blood. Lots of broken bones. Lots of bodies. The best part of it was that LOVEFIST kept playing while a hipsters was being stabbed "American Me" style in front of the stage! ROCK ON! It turned out some were dragged to death at nearby Verona beach by bikers from Liberty City (I believe it was The Lost MC) because the hiptards thought it would be "kewl" to take pics of themselves sitting on motorcycles that weren't theirs. Idiots.

From that time on, dead bodies of hipsters who wandered too far outside of their enclaves have been found all over San Andreas. The surrounding desert areas of Las Venturas have been nicknamed "the killing fields" due to all of the hipsters currently buried there.

Stay out of San Andreas. Stick with Stillwater or Broker in Liberty City, because everyday in SA is ALTAMONT TIME!

Bill Clayton
Spit'n Cobras MC
Aug. 7, 2012, 10:23 pm
ty from pps says:
Tal -- Who was asking you?
Aug. 7, 2012, 10:46 pm
someone from somewhere says:
"People wouldn’t be disrespectful in a cemetery or a national monument."

Sure, but these are not cemeteries or national monuments. To everyone who isn't some crying hipster ——, the bikes are just litter. The thieves are doing the city a favor by removing some of the trash you tools left chained up on public property.

If you want to save cyclists, get them to put on helmets because that fedora isn't going to do ——.
Aug. 8, 2012, 1:22 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
BC, you do understand that the condescension society has for you is completely warranted, right? Your tl;dr screed earned you eye rolls, not respect.
Aug. 8, 2012, 7:52 am
Bob from NY says:
I guess people who put ghost bikes have learned now that they should weld all the parts!

The trollish arguments that stealing parts from these bikes is not stealing makes no sense. These bikes belong to someone: the person who put them there. If the government considers them "abandoned property", it is up to the government to remove them, and there are procedures for that.

The suggestion that anyone can make hundreds of bucks selling parts from this bikes is also ridiculous. These bikes are deliberately cheap, and most of the parts are ruined to discourage thieves (apparently not always successfully!)
Aug. 8, 2012, 8:06 am
BC The Biker (MOTORCYLE - not fixie) from Las Colinas (Los Santos, SA) says:
@Mike, the beta-male p*ssy who gets beat up by PR girls from Williamsburg says:

Mike, very few show condescension to my face unless they're bad asses, suicidal or plain stupid (that would be you). Hipsters are condescending when it's safe because they're cowards. They still have nightmares of catching beatdowns from the Anime Club in high school.

People mock you all of the time but you're too slow in the uptake to know when you've been mocked. Your response to my "TLDR screed" has confirmed your stupidity to all readers -- even those on your side. You're a world class idiot. You're gonna feel like fly covered sh*t and a bigger chump (if that's even possible) once you wipe the tears from your face and start googling.

Stay away from San Andreas unless you want to be fed, feet first, through a wood chipper in Angel Pine. HIPSTERS DIE HORRIBLY IN SAN ANDREAS.

If you're not killed in one of the many ways one can die in San Andreas, the cops will find a reason to throw you in jail. I used to HATE cope hardcore, but after dealing with hipsters, I don't hate cops AS MUCH.

Hipsters don't fare too well in the San Andreas prison system. I saw this one fella – a huge, buff black dude, make a hipster drink urine. They pissed in a cup and made the hipster drink it. I LOL'd. Normally, whites back each other up in prison. A stand-up Peckerwood (like me) who can hold his own, has little to worry about. Real recognize real, game recognize game.

Hipsters, on the other hand, make us whites look bad because they're so feeble and weak. Weakness is never a good thing behind prison walls and hipsters epitomize weakness. When that piss drinking hipster hit the mainline, they immediately nicknamed him “Becky” – a slang term used by blacks to describe white girls they want to have sex with. Later that night, after lights out they turns f*cking the living sh*t out of "Hipster Becky". He spent a week and a half in the infirmary and had to get butt hole stitches. After that, he became known as “Bow-legged Becky”. They made him wear pigtails, heels and lipstick made of Koolaid and vaseline.

I'll say it again: STAY OUT OF SAN ANDREAS! You're not safe here! Not anywhere! You can get carjacked and killed in the airport parking lot! San Andreas is the carjacking and grand theft auto capital of the world! I just got back from a job and passed though Vinewood. I saw a hipster walking near the Cathay Theater. I stabbed him just because it was cloudy outside.

Bill Clayton
Spit'n Cobras MC
Aug. 8, 2012, 10:29 am
BC The Biker (MOTORCYCLE - not fixie) from Las Colinas (Los Santos, San Andreas) says:
This just in! It looks like the locals of San Fierro have declared war on fixies and hipsters! Fixies are being melted down for scrap metal, and hipsters are being fed thru woodchippers for use as fertilizer for Marijuana growers. HELL YEAH!

Bill Clayton
Spit'n Cobras MC
San Andreas -- Where Men are Men and Hipsters DIE!
Aug. 8, 2012, 10:34 am
Ethan Von Nasalhonk from Nieuw Breukelen says:
BC, you are a complete ——. Drop dead you Sons of Anarchy/Devil's Ride reject! My father can buy you and your pathetic motorcycle club. You better watch yourself! We are the future. Under-evolved neanderthals like you belong in a museum!
Aug. 8, 2012, 10:48 am
sj4 from williamsburg says:
If a car takes me out... honor me be putting my bike under a kid who will ride it not by chaining it to a pole to die! The more wheels on the rode the safer we are. Steal the ghost bikes and ride them so that we don't need ghost bikes.
Aug. 8, 2012, 11 am
Scott from Park Slope says:
BC, Grand Theft Auto is a video game, this is real life. When you mow down pedestrians and cyclists in real life, real people die and real people suffer. Real drivers go to prison for a very long time for vehicular manslaughter. They really get sued for real money by grieving relatives and survivors.

The ghost bikes are a memorial, but they're also a protest against transportation policy that does not take reasonable measures to ensure the safety of those who get around by bike.

Defacing a memorial might not be illegal, but it is disrespectful. Would you have been quite so insulting and churlish toward the departed if someone had vandalised the impromptu (and by some people's estimation, "illegal") memorials for the victims of 9/11 that sprang up on fences and sidewalks around the city? Would you call the people who erected those "illegal" memorials "fauxhemians" and douches too?
Aug. 8, 2012, 1:20 pm
Panhead Pete from SCMC (Angel Pine, San Andreas) says:
To Mike from Williamsburg, Ty from PPS and other twee sissies who are too stupid (that included YOU, Brooklyn paper -- and you know why) to know when they've been "had" or too much of butthurt p*ssy to admit it. Put the following terms in a google search AS IS:

San Andreas Lovefist Bone County Glen Park Santa Maria Beach

The first three hits will tell you all you need to know.

To put it nicely, you guys are SLOW. No wonder you tried so hard to get with /b/ and failed. PWND! LOL!

Oh, and before you predictably claim "Oh, I knew the whole time", stop lying. You predictable mama's boys would've called it as soon as you (with every bit of what little brain power you have) figured it out.

Panhead Pete
Spit'n Cobras MC
Aug. 8, 2012, 1:27 pm
Panhead Pete from SCMC (Angel Pine, San Andreas) says:
Holy schnykees!!! Scott figured it out!!!

Give this man a prize!

Panhead Pete
Spit'n Cobras MC
Aug. 8, 2012, 1:28 pm
Panhead Pete from SCMC (Angel Pine, San Andreas) says:
Scott, I hope you don't think that me and the brother are actually advocating vehicular homicide. Killing hipsters solves nothing. You can't point and laugh at dead people, or sell them weed for 5 (or more) times the normal price.

Lovefist fury!
Aug. 8, 2012, 1:31 pm
BC The Biker (MOTORCYCLE - not fixie!) from Las Colinas (Los Santos, SA) says:
@Scottie boy,

You know, I actually thought you had half-a-working brain until I got to the end of your first sentence.

[SARCASM] Real life? Really? Thanks for "educating" me about vehicular homicide and "real life". You REALLY opened my eyes with that one. [/SARCASM]

Listen up you shortbus reject, I never advocated any defacement of the memorials. If I did, I dare you to point it out. I stated that it was mostly likely other Fauxhemian douchebag hipsters stealing the bikes and parts. The only people who would have any real use for those bike parts are:

- Crackheads & other types dopefiend
- Poor people in dire need of cash (you know, the poor people displaced by gentrification)

I'm thinking you got busy with google because you come off as way too slow to actually play a video game -- especially online.
Aug. 8, 2012, 1:48 pm
Editor from Actual Newspaper says:
Based on this comments thread, Brooklyn Paper is extremely popular over at Kingsboro Psychiatric Center.

Between Tal Barzilai and the Grand Theft / Aziz Washington guy, this place is just a complete and utter cesspool.
Aug. 8, 2012, 8:25 pm
Master of Puppets from says:
@some jerkoff who wishes he were an "Editor from Actual Newspaper" instead of a talentless hack working for a competing hipster rag,

You're just butthurt because you fell for an obvious troll (the GTA guy) and your delicate hipster ego is bruised. Yes, I know exactly what you are. You morons are predictable in the extreme.
Aug. 9, 2012, 1:28 am
Scott from Park Slope says:
GTA Troll, the GTA series is the best video game franchise ever made. San Andreas was a great expansion of Vice City, but running around finding the horseshoes was a little tedious. I played it to 100% completion after finishing a project that I had pulled 90-hr weeks on.

So, yeah, I know the series inside and out. But it doesn't make you any less of a boor, nor clever in the slightest.

Your behavior proves you are a twit.
Aug. 12, 2012, 8:30 pm
BC The Biker (MOTORCYCLE - not fixie!) from Las Colinas (Los Santos, SA) says:
@Scott from Park Slope says:

Yeah, go ahead and tell yourself that. There's even minute chance that you may even believe the BS you just posted. I bet you racked that substandard brain of yours to come up with that pretentious, "try-hard" response. You're still an idiot . . . and to be called a "boor" by a hipster is like a junkie in-denial trying to accuse me of having an addiction because I've had one too many beers.

We all know you hit up google because you were butthurt by my comments and thought Las Colinas was a real neighborhood. There's a reason you hipsters/yupsters are a petty criminal's wet dream -- you are all literally that stupid!

We also know that you hipster/yupster beta-male p*ssies lack the hand-to-eye coordination needed for a game like GTASA. You lack in other areas too. That's why your old lady is on the prowl for strange (and possibly black) d*ck or has gone lesbo!

Your transparent behavior proves you're everything I've accused you being and more.

Bill Clayton
Spittin' Cobras MC
Aug. 12, 2012, 11:05 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
first of all, Editor from Actual Newspaper, if you are who you say you are, then I call you out for slander and you can expect a summons from my lawyer father for at least $1million suit, but I will accept an apology and season tickets to the WNBA. I don't believe that an Editor should make personal attacks as this goes way below the belt in my books. I would think that an editor would prefer a nerdy leftist over the sheepsblogger bike zealouts who hamas this website day and night. Back to the topic. I don't believe in ghosts so if the bikes are being scavenged, they never died even though they probably deserved it making an eyesore and an expense to the taxpaying motorist that actually have jobs, unlike Mr.Editor, Scott, Ty and Mike and Other Mike, and Ileavenonamebutiamthesamepersonpostingunderanalias.
Aug. 16, 2012, 8:32 pm

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