How NYC Would Respond to an Actual Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Attack

It's been 30 years since the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man first squished through Manhattan. With Ghostbusters returning to theaters tomorrow for an anniversary run, we thought it appropriate to consider a very serious question: How would New York City actually fight an evil god in the form of a marshmallow man?… » 8/28/14 2:08pm Thursday 2:08pm

Car Thefts Are Down A Stunning 95 Percent In NYC Since 1990

You know those old 1980s movies like Death Wish 3 where New York City comes off as some dirty, crime-ridden, lawless hellhole? Sometimes when I look at crime stats from that era, I think it really was like that. The good news is crimes across the board have dropped in the Big Apple, especially auto thefts. » 8/04/14 12:44pm 8/04/14 12:44pm

NYC's Most Lucrative Fire Hydrant Earns The City $33,000 a Year

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The fire hydrant. For decades, it has been feared by any New York City driver who dares to venture out without a tape measure. If your car comes within 15 feet of a hydrant, the next thing you know you may be at the tow pound, picking it up with a several hundred dollar bill. » 5/01/14 3:53pm 5/01/14 3:53pm

These Gorgeous Photos Show How New York City Builds A Subway Station

New York City's construction of the long-awaited 2nd Avenue subway is well underway, and last time we saw the tunnels being built. After the tunnels are bored, though, the city needs to build the stations along the route. These photos show the new 86th Street subway stop under construction, and they're nothing short… » 1/19/14 11:39am 1/19/14 11:39am