The city is riding high after a judge dismissed the first legal challenge to the CitiBike program.
A coalition of neighbors and businesses in SoHo sued the city over the bike docking station in Petrosino Square.
The neighbors said the station should have been shifted to an on-street car parking area across the street. They also said the station disrupted an area dedicated for public art.
But a state supreme court judge ruled the station has a "proper park purpose" because it encourages people to use the park.
She also rejected the argument that CitiBike is just a commuter program, and noted the park has had a traditional bike rack for years without any opposition.
The ruling could provide an important precedent in the city's favor if bike share opponents elsewhere argue against CitiBike stations on parkland.
In a statement, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan said in part, "The court’s decision is a victory for the hundreds of riders who use this station every day."
The Friends of Petrosino Square say their attorneys will file an appeal.