From A Walk in the Park:
A non-profit bike group which provides free lessons to kids in parks had all of its bikes stolen in a brazen burglary in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Bike New York had thirty-five children and adult Schwinn mountain bikes and accessories — estimated at a total of $10,000 dollars — stolen from a large green container located next to the abandoned iconic 1964 Worlds Fair New York State Pavilion. Thieves also made off with 40 helmets, clothing, and a bike pump.
Instructors discovered the theft on July 5th when they arrived on the first day of Summer camp at around 10:30 in the morning to find the lock missing and the door open. The container's entire contents were cleaned out. The thieves left behind official NYC Cycling Maps and waiver forms strewn around the metal box. According to Bike New York, the camp was supposed to run for seven weeks and reach 120 kids per week, ages nine and up. The group hired instructors to provide free of charge two-hour sessions three times daily to area camps and programs including the Parks Department, PAL and the YMCA. Activities were to include bike driver's ed and, group riding and trips promoting safe bike use.