Thursday, December 10, 2009
Bike loving hipsters arrested for vandalizing street
From the NY Post:
Police yesterday busted two of the hipster Brooklyn cyclists who repainted whole sections of Williamsburg bike lanes the city had just removed at the request of the neighborhood's Hasidic community.
Quinn Hechtropf, 26 and Katherine Piccochi, 24 -- who surrendered hours after posting a video of the guerilla public-works operation on YouTube -- allegedly used paint rollers and stencils to recreate all the markings that had been sandblasted away.
"We're self-hating Jewish hipsters," Hechtropf joked last night as the two walked out of the 90th Precinct with desk-appearance tickets.
ON A ROLL: Bicycle advocates repaint bike lanes and spray on a cyclist icon after the markings were wiped out along a 14-block stretch on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
"They handcuffed us," Piccochi complained.
Both were hit with criminal-mischief charges as well as a violation for defacing the street.