Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, New York Times' Living City series explores the city's enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant… » 10/09/14 5:32pm 10/09/14 5:32pm

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 8/28/14 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