I wasn't aware the city had money to burn.
I rode over the GWB to the NY side for a change and met some friends for a ride down the west side highway. I noticed stepped up parks police presence in the 150's as I rode south. I passed by an patrol officer, standing tall, arms crossed in green parks uniform behind him, leaning up against a tree was a rather upright hybrid frame shod with some deep ZIPPS... I had to do a double take.
There's a chance the bike didn't belong to him but there was no one on that lawn around him and he was standing three feet from the tree.
If true, talk about a waste of money.
Pretty windy day in NYC today.
PS- I later found out that increased police presence may have had something to do with a rape in hudson park at 5AM same day.