Mathieu Lefevre's bicycle

Atlantic Cities: The Strange Case of a Warehouse Full of NYPD-Seized Bicycles

Sarah Goodyear examines NYPD’s refusal to release seized bicycles, including the bicycle of crash victim Mathieu Lefevre, as the latest example of a broader problem of lack of police transparency.

Eighteen months after Superstorm Sandy inundated New York City, thousands of bicycles still sit, rusting, in a warehouse in an obscure corner of Brooklyn.

The bikes, impounded by the New York Police Department for various reasons over the months and years preceding Sandy, languish unclaimed in the Kingsland Avenue facility.

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