Pictured above is my car, a 2008 Honda Fit Sport, parked snugly Wednesday on my street in Sunnyside, Queens. I was lucky to find that spot—just 100 feet from my door—and the rules for that side of the street meant it could stay there until Monday. All of which was great, until road crews showed up Thursday morning,…
I’m not a genius, which will become increasingly clear to all of you, but I urge you to not do at least one simple thing: If an app you’re using to navigate New York City on your bike tells you to take the Lincoln Tunnel, try to resist the suggestion. The Lincoln Tunnel is not for bikes, it is for cars, a fact one…
Unfortunately, my travels and my business usually bring me to New York City a few times a year. I really don’t care for it. Bad smells, democracy and Chipotle are all nauseating to me. Thankfully, though, there’s been an increase in private driveways to sooth my nerves.
The ongoing subway crisis in New York City this summer has evolved into a potent cocktail mixing commuters’ worst fears together in a hot, claustrophobic, underground nightmare tube. Delays are on the rise, creaky equipment dating back to the 1930s is in dire need of replacement, and actual PTSD might be setting in.…
I grew up in Northeast Ohio, where driving, like in most of the non-urbanized and subway-ified world, is just a part of life, like shitting. And—not dissimilar to Midwestern defecation, come to think of it—Ohioans tend to drive very slowly, while honking is mostly unheard of and speed limits are generally abided by.…
I have a great job. I get to make videos with a super-talented group of car fanatics. There is, however, one caveat to this job. I have to commute from an outer borough in New York City into Manhattan. This often means taking the subway, which this summer especially, has proven to be a nightmare. But I have something…
Manhattan sunlight streamed in through the blinds, lighting up the small flecks of glitter still dancing in the air from the night before. Someone was knocking at the door. Tap tap tap.
The New York Metro Transit Authority sent millions to three upstate ski resorts last year instead of allocating that money to repair a subway on the verge of collapse. Because, priorities.
New York City commuters lost pay, missed doctors appointments and even got fired due to subway delays, a new survey finds.
“I’ve never seen you happier,” my wife told me one day last week. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. As I started to do a little dance around our living room, she looked at me with bewilderment. The reason for my burst of happiness? I had parked our car and wouldn’t have to move it for more than a week.
Driving through New York can be harrowing, but that’s mostly because there are way too many vehicles on the streets. I think to truly be able to experience a nice city drive, you have to get out really, really early. Or go back in time.
If you got a ticket from a New York State Trooper recently in New York City and thought that traffic tickets from the state are on the rise in this area, then you’d be right: they totally are. By a massive percentage, too.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the state is accepting applications from companies to test autonomous cars on public roads.
Maybe it seems like New York City hates cars so much because it tickets the shit out of them. Over half of the revenue raised by fines last year were because of parking tickets. I guess the city is trying to tell me not to drive here.
When a parking garage collapsed in New York City, an employee of the garage told local station CBS New York it would be at least three days before engineers could make the garage safe enough for owners to check the fates of their cars. That was in February. There are reportedly more than 40 cars still inside.
Amtrak police fired a taser on two suspects in New York City’s Penn Station, leading to chaos and confusion as unfounded reports of gunfire spread, causing massive crowds of people to rush out of the station Friday night.
Driving around Manhattan can hardly be considered driving because there’s so much damn traffic and construction and crazy taxis and people on the street. Most of the time you’re “driving,” you’re actually just stopped or digging your car out of a pothole, or are constantly avoiding accidents or dodging human bodies.…
A man who fell in between a subway platform and a train and was crushed 167 times by the platform extender was granted $10 million by a jury yesterday.
The above gif just looks like a subway, doing exactly the thing subways do. But this is no ordinary train—it’s the first glimpse at an infrastructure project first proposed almost a century ago.