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 of … » 1/19/14 11:39am 1/19/14 11:39am

The NYPD's High Tech New Police Car Can Spy On Everyone

Criminals, terrorists and suspicious-looking minorities beware: the New York Police Department is coming after you with the cop car of the future! The NYPD is testing a prototype cruiser with the latest advances in public surveillance, er, public safety. » 12/27/13 10:40am 12/27/13 10:40am

I'm Going To NYC, Tell Me What To See (And Drive!)

It's been exactly a year since I started as Jalopnik's European guy in Budapest, during which time I had the pleasure of meeting only two fellow crew members, Matt and Mike. The list is going to get much longer next week. » 12/02/13 2:40pm 12/02/13 2:40pm

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

15 Subway Maps That Trace NYC's Transit History

Though you and I are only familiar with a single MTA map, dozens of other maps have attempted to make the NYC subway, er, reasonably comprehensive over the years. It's hard to imagine that the 1, 2, and 3 lines weren't always red, or that the L was once known as the "16 Line," which is what makes these old maps so fun to … » 9/03/13 10:14am 9/03/13 10:14am

New York's New Phone-Charging Taxi Cabs Are Almost Here

While New Yorkers enjoy the last few rides in the city's fleet of trusty Ford Crown Victoria taxis, the production lines are running for 23 hours six days a week in Mexico making "the Taxi of Tomorrow." Don't worry, it comes with USB chargers for your phones and other devices. » 8/15/13 12:55pm 8/15/13 12:55pm

Your NY State License Plate Can't Say PUBES, KOTEX, or LUVCOK

It's not that surprising that "FUCKER," "DILD0E" and "SUCKIT" (and all variations thereof) are on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles's list of banned vanity plates. But non-straight people, Jews, and Kurt Vonnegut fans might be dismayed to know that GAYGUY, PISHER, and KARASS are no-nos, too. We're living in a… » 7/30/13 2:05pm 7/30/13 2:05pm