There are 11 stations planned for the neighborhood, where Citi Bike is set to launch this year.
The bike-share system will be offline all weekend, beginning Friday 10 p.m.
The price of a yearly bike share membership will increase to $149, officials said.
The DOT presented details of its bike share program to Queens Community Board 1 Tuesday night.
A review of city data shows very few low-income residents have purchased annual Citi Bike memberships.
A local assemblywoman asked the Department of Transportation to consider the space for Citi Bike.
A new South Street bike rental shop is offering monthly and annual share plans.
Rafael Vasquez, 38, pulled on more than 10 Citi Bikes before one sprung loose, cops said.
The MTA may help finance the expansion in Greenpoint and Long Island City, a spokeswoman said.
Community members say they want bike sharing in Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Sunnyside.
DNAinfo looks at the East Village versus Williamsburg as part of a series on healthy neighborhoods.
Related Companies, a developer of luxury real estate, launched its own bike share program.
Worksman Cycles, founded in the city in 1898, touts itself as the oldest bike manufacturer in America.
The stations are causing congestion and blocking seniors from accessing the street, the board said.
Ahead of Monday's launch of the bike share program, Citi Bikes started arriving at docking stations.
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