"This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever ridden a bike in New York".
"Since moving to New York I have found these derelict bikes to be a symbol of the city. The city takes from you as much as it gives. I feel people glancing at them and quickly thinking:that's New York. Imagine if all the bikes tied at poles were brand new and immaculate; it wouldn't be The City. The toll the city takes on these bikes is so visible that you cannot help but wonder about the toll on people over the years." Michele Castagnetti.