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Bicyclists in New York City, At Least Those Allowed To, Consider Carrying Firearms For Defense

Particularly poorly lit bike path has seen its share of crime


Cyclists who use a secluded bike path along the Hudson River in upper Manhattan are arming themselves because the NYPD is not ensuring their safety — and a victim of a recent attack said Wednesday he's preparing a lawsuit days after he was brutalized by thieves.

Two-wheeler Keith Cho was riding on the Hudson River Greenway near W. 164th St. after sunset on Aug. 24 when he was sent flying to the ground by a clothesline that thieves had set up between two trees.

Cho said three men beat him until he was semiconscious. One attacker even used brass knuckles, causing serious lacerations.

"I'm thinking, 'I'm bleeding to death,' " Cho, 40, of Fort Lee, N.J., told the Daily News, showing off a grotesque rope scar on his neck. "I didn't know if I was going to make it or not. Thank God I'm alive."