Christopher Meyer may have hit the curb with his front tire, causing him to fall from his bike. It is not clear if a vehicle was involved, but it is a fact that he suffered fatal head trauma as a result of the crash that early morning. As one friend wrote: "Whatever the facts, the crime is that Christopher's no longer here."
Exerpted from/by Gothamist:
"Christopher was a rare spirit," says James Bradley, the owner of Sound
Fix, a record store where Meyer worked for at least five years. "He was
sweet and kind and he made everyone laugh. He was just a wonderful,
"The only bad thing I could say about him was that he rode that bike
everywhere and it worried me and I told him so," Bradley said.
According to an NYPD statement,
police responded to a 911 call of a person being struck by a vehicle in
the northbound lane of Meeker Avenue near Frost Street around 3:53 a.m.
Bradley said Meyer, a Greenpoint resident, started working for Permanent Records after he was forced to close Sound Fix this spring. "Some people you work with and they leave, and that's that. I really thought he was going to be a friend for life."
Meyer's coworker of several years, described his friend as an avid
cyclist. "[Cycling] was essential to the way he lived his life. He was
always wearing his helmet and he was always had his gear and he had one
pant leg tied up. To the extent I knew him he was a safe bicyclist."
Wolf described Meyer as a friendly, opinionated record store clerk
with a fondness for titles on Drag City, Merge Records, and all types of
"Christopher loved metal. Classic stuff from the '80s like Celtic
Frost and Venom, as well as bigger names like Maiden, and he also loved
the meanest current extreme metal," Wolf says.
"He was just a bright, sparkling guy. It's almost a cliché at this point, but I never heard anyone say a bad word about him.
"Whenever the police figure out whether this was an accident or a hit
and run, I'll be interested in that. But right now, I'm just going to
miss my friend."