Plaza Hotel Wants Citi Bike Rack Gone
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 Updated at 1:21 PM EDT
The Plaza hotel says a Citi Bike rack outside its front door is an eyesore that causes traffic backups.
Lawyers for the Plaza and the city squared off in a Manhattan court Tuesday.
The hotel wants the Citi Bike rack removed from Grand Army Plaza.
The hotel and condominium says the 147-foot-long Citi Bike rack is unappealing and causes limousine backups in front of the hotel during major events. The bike rack is in a former traffic lane.
A city lawyer says it's an ideal spot for a bike station: centrally located, with Central Park and other attractions nearby.
A judge didn't immediately rule.
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