I enjoyed locking my bike at the fancy new bike rack/shelter at 30th Ave and 31th St in Astoria. Brilliant to put it in front of the liquor store! I only live 2 short blocks away. But yes, I bike there all the time for shopping needs. I'm all for fancy bike racks, but I'd prefer more less fancy bike racks. Or bike racks on Steinway where there are no parking meters.
Still, I approve.