I work in the Chrysler Building, at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.
After work yesterday, I did a little shopping in the conveniently located Duane Reade store in the lobby. I left the building with a bag full of junk and walked to the official New York Business Improvement District bike rack on 42nd Street between Lexington and Third. My bike was still there, but my rear rack and the folding baskets attached to it were gone. Someone, in broad daylight on a crowded street, had taken out their allen keys, unscrewed the rack and baskets, and walked off with them. I have no idea what time this happened. I got to the office around 8:00 and left a little after 6:00.
Why, why, why, won't the Chrysler Building let those few of us who commute by bicycle park in the loading dock/freight area? They did duriing the transit strike, when there were many more bicycles.