I think the sanitation department needs to figure out a way to recycle these abandoned bikes. How about photographing and tagging obviously bent-up and abandoned bikes, saying that they will be removed in two weeks if not either repaired or moved. This could be done on a systematic block by block campaign, putting warning signs up informing residents what will happen. As it stands many of the bike racks that the city has installed over the past few years are uselessly clogged up with abandoned bikes.
I’m guessing that the Brandie Bailey ghost bike being tossed over the schoolyard fence is connected to the major water pipe replacement happening on East Houston Street. Since the Obama motorcade where the cops clipped locks and carted off all the bikes along Houston Street, this memorial bike has been leaning against its usual pole without a lock or plaque and looking bent and ragged. If it was found by school maintenance it is likely they put it aside, as the memorial bike must be well known to them.