Answering the question of ‘will it hurricane?' these are some of the coolest cars I found in blacked-out Lower Manhattan. Up top is a '70s Lincoln Continental. Below are the GranTurismo MC Stradales of Maserati of Manhattan and a new Dodge Challenger across the street. Then there's the proud blackout Tesla. At the…
I have no idea what these two creations were doing on Franklin Street in SoPo. It's hard to find words how strange it was to see these out of the corner of my eye, glowing within the darkness.
A burned truck holds an American flag in Rockaway, Queens.
"I DROVE A SEMI HERE –" I'm talking to a tough guy with a biker mustache working with a group of trucks pumping water out of buildings near the South Street Seaport, deep in the Lower Manhattan blackout. There's a din from the generators running around us, but he's just talking in that loud way that a lot of my…
This car washed up eight miles away from its kiddie ride at Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Sandy is always finding ways to add insult to injury.
Electric car detractors often talk about ‘range anxiety,' where potential owners supposedly worry about getting stranded having run out of battery power. I've always thought this was bullshit. Who could test my theory better than the owner of an electric sports car in blacked-out downtown Manhattan?
This is the descent into darkness below 34th street. Life where the power is on is completely as normal, but once you get down to where there are no lights, no traffic lights, things get very different.
Buses and some subways are running in New York City, but that doesn't mean that transit is fixed.
A couple of New York bros caught the owner of the infamous Superstorm Sandy Bentley not only flooded, but driving through flood waters. It looks like someone really wanted some insurance money.
Traffic levels have caught up in New York faster than the infrastructure has recovered. This is a ten-block line for gas in Brooklyn this morning.
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Last night I set off from my Upper West Side apartment to go see Manhattan blacked out south of 34th street, particularly the East Village where some of my friends live. How would my old stomping grounds look after Sandy put it under water? More importantly, could I find a delicious, hot meal in the dark?
Getting gas in New Jersey is a challenge after Sandy. Use the hashtags #njgas and #njopen to find what's available. Share what information you have with them as well.
New Yorkers are still assessing the damage of Sandy. Here is the boardwalk Rockaway, Queens pulled up onto a Mini.
Sometimes, it's just easier to sell a car than clean it. At least the seller isn't hiding any flood damage, though here's how to identify a formerly-flooded car.
Sandy claims a classic Mercedes 190SL. Excuse us while we shed a tear. (Hat tip to Tony!)
Limited service of the Subway outside of Lower Manhattan starts tomorrow morning. The MTA's Twitter feed has a full list of running trains from Governor Cuomo.
Mayor Bloomberg’s spokesman declared on Twitter that passenger cars will not be banned from entering Manhattan, as the New York Post recently reported. There are no traffic lights in Downtown Manhattan, there is debris on the road, and emergency vehicles need room to move, but cars will still be allowed into the city.
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Sandy supports the Save the Manuals campaign, kindly supplying this Tundra owner with a new stick shift.