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An ode to the cargo van

There is a persistent myth out there, long disproved by men of science, that the bumblebee should not be able to fly. Proponents pointed to the obvious fact that a bee is large and its wings are relatively small; a straightforward (and shortsighted) calculation proves they can’t generate enough lift or beat their… » 9/19/14 3:48pm 9/19/14 3:48pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part II

Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. We’ve already taken a drive through the history of these yellow people movers and highlighted the Fords and Toyotas that make up the majority of the official fleet. Today we’re talking about… » 9/13/13 12:39pm 9/13/13 12:39pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part I

Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. Yesterday we dove into the history of these yellow beasts and what makes them so special to this city. Today, I present the first part of my comprehensive guide to all the models currently in… » 9/12/13 8:43am 9/12/13 8:43am