I recently moved from another borough to Astoria, in Queens, New York. Now my commute takes me over the Queensboro Bridge, and I've noticed that there's always a police presence on the bridge. There are bicycle cops on the Queens side in the morning, and on the return trip, I've seen the bike cops either in the middle of the bridge or on the Queens side.
What's the story? I never thought of the bike path on the bridge as a high-crime area, at least not during rush hour.