Do New Yorkers Really Have Sex in Taxis? An Investigation

Earlier this month, the New York Times Style section published a wistful memoriam to taxi fucking, the allegedly forgotten act of getting in the back of city-run yellow taxi cabs and—drunkenly or otherwise—going at it while drivers play accidental Peeping Toms. » 3/17/15 1:17pm 3/17/15 1:17pm

The Crash of Delta 1086 Is Exactly Why Airlines Cancel Flights for Snow

We've all moaned and groaned over flights cancelled due to weather. It's maddening to miss your connection (or even your whole trip) because of bad weather, but incidents like today's crash of Delta 1086 in a snowy New York City are exactly why they make that tough call that can affect millions of travelers. » 3/06/15 8:50am 3/06/15 8:50am

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 8:57am 1/26/15 8:57am

Why Penn Station Sucks

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New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who's got the best pizza? What's the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks. » 1/15/15 6:16pm 1/15/15 6:16pm

Most expensive tolls in the United States

Nobody likes paying tolls, but they are a necessary evil. The money from tolls is used to fund the construction of new roadways, as well as maintenance. Unless you live in one of the 22 states that don't collect tolls, or a state where you can get by without owning a car, you have no other choice but to pony up and… » 1/06/15 10:20am 1/06/15 10:20am

Traffic Stops In New York City Just Dropped An Insane 94%

All the lunacy going on between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department has had one bizarre side benefit for any fans of hooning, according to data obtained by the New York Post. Traffic enforcement has basically ceased, turning the city into a Mad Maxian-automotive playground. » 12/30/14 12:15pm 12/30/14 12:15pm

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 4:57pm 12/18/14 4:57pm

Travel Disaster: New York City Could See Six Inches of Snow Tomorrow

The East Coast's first major snowstorm of the year is expected to start cranking tomorrow afternoon, dropping significant snow in the Northeast the busiest travel day of the year. Out of all of the major cities, New York City is poised to see the most, with up to six inches possible. » 11/25/14 4:03pm 11/25/14 4:03pm

The Secret To Cheap And Safe Parking For A Tourist In New York City

A friend and I recently booked a hotel room in Washington, D.C., for one night. The room came to around $190 total, or a reasonable-for-D.C. $95 per person. And the parking? $48 plus tax. » 11/13/14 2:00pm 11/13/14 2:00pm

Speed Limits, Skybridges, Paint: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

New York City takes a big step to save lives on the streets, but not everyone wants to slow down. And Twitter's proposing a way to keep its employees separated from the regular people of San Francisco, at least while they're at work. It's What's Ruining Our Cities! » 11/09/14 1:00pm 11/09/14 1:00pm

Should New York City's Speed Limits Be Lowered? A Jalopnik Debate

The New York City Council just passed a bill to drop the city speed limits on residential streets to 25 MPH, from 30 MPH. Under the guise of protecting pedestrians, the New York City Council has diminished Freedom. While their goal is noble, the Council decision is Wrong. One Raphael Orlove thinks they're right. » 10/09/14 9:00am 10/09/14 9:00am

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

You'll Never Find The (Unofficial) Oldest Bridge In New York City

The picture above is not, unfortunately, the oldest bridge in New York City. It's a picture of the Manhattan Bridge, arguably the prettiest in the area, under construction in 1909. While that's plenty old, it's still not the oldest bridge in New York. Not by a longshot. And you'll never find it. » 8/09/14 2:30pm 8/09/14 2:30pm

In 1893, 2.5 million pounds of horse manure filled NYC streets per day

Think New York summers are pungent now? Imagine what it must've smelled like at the turn of the 20th century. Before the introduction of the automobile, horses were leaving about 2.5 million pounds of shit in the streets per day. » 7/11/14 12:26pm 7/11/14 12:26pm

Hero Captain Ditches Boat For Threesome, You Would Do The Same

Ok, so maybe 51-year-old Craig Gallo deserves to lose his motor vehicle and boating licenses for crashing his fishing vessel into the runway approach lights at Laguardia Airport. But at least he had a good reason. » 6/24/14 8:20pm 6/24/14 8:20pm

The NYPD Is Looking For The Driver In This Insane Sidewalk Hit And Run

The word "insane" gets bandied around a lot around these parts, but truthfully, there are very few other words for the driver in this video. Because I don't know what other than insanity would encourage you to mow down a pedestrian, just strolling by on the sidewalk. » 5/21/14 9:58am 5/21/14 9:58am

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

This Horseless Carriage Might Be The Unlikely Future Of New York City

An "electric horseless carriage" was unveiled at the New York Auto Show last week. At the ceremony, it was heralded as the future of tourist rides in Central Park by its builders and local politicians alike, a replacement for the barbaric horse-drawn carts of today. And sadly, it might never see the light of day. » 4/21/14 4:00pm 4/21/14 4:00pm

Traffic Tickets Are Through The Roof In NYC

We all hate traffic tickets. But ask anyone who lives in New York, and they'll tell you that driving can be a little nuts. People run lights, zoom down quiet streets, and generally terrorize the masses. New mayor Bill de Blasio said no more to that, and the result is that traffic violations have gone way up. » 3/18/14 12:00pm 3/18/14 12:00pm

Tour the Crazily Complex Skeleton of NYC's Newest Subway Line

The Second Avenue Subway is more than 80 years in the making. Some said it would never be done. Yet, deep underneath Manhattan this spring, the final framework is being laid for a system that will carry millions of commuters through the city—and it looks downright primordial. » 3/04/14 3:46pm 3/04/14 3:46pm