How New Yorkers are shedding pandemic pounds

Robin Graven-Milne, owner of Bike Plant, repairs a bike tire at the Bike Plant bike shop in the Bedford–Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn borough on June 07, 2021 in New York City. The availability of bicycles has declined as prices have increased in the U.S. due to inflation and a rise in demand since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to research firm NPD Group, bike sales have increased by 77% in the past year with the average price paid for bicycles rising by 27%.


Photo credit: Michael M. Santiago | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Thirty-year-old Benny Maidenbaum comes from a family of sportsmen and said he's always been "very active."
  • Basketball twice a week and pounding sidewalks as a real estate agent kept him fit.

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