The privilege of getting somewhere quickly and relatively inexpensively has been offset by the price of being wedged between strangers with nothing inanimate to hold onto as the train lurches ahead. New York City subway usage, at 1.763 billion rides last year, has hit its highest point since 1948. If you were going to…
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I want to love streetcars. I really do. Who doesn’t want to go rolling through your neighborhood, bells dinging and clanging, like you’re living in a Rice-A-Roni ad? But just when you thought these antiquated relics of the Victorian Era were dead, now Streetcars: The New Batch are coming to your city.
If a gondola can’t help solve Brooklyn’s transportation issues, maybe a streetcar can? New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce the Brooklyn-Queens Connector, an above-ground trolley that links the two boroughs. New Yorkers could be riding such a thing as soon as 2024.
Nothing screams “America” like hopping on your skis or snowboard to shred through the streets of New York City while holding the Stars and Stripes. With a Jeep Wrangler as your chaperone. In the middle of a snowstorm.
New York City recently went from concrete jungle to the North Pole with skyscrapers, accumulating over 20 inches of snow in the midst of a major snowstorm. As a result, the state governor called for a cease-all on travel beginning later today.
Micro-unit developments—new apartments that are 400 square feet or smaller—are sprouting up all over the country as cities try to cram more housing into their neighborhoods. New York City’s first micro-unit development opened this month and it’s controversial—even in a city where people already pay top dollar to live…
New York City will definitely not be having a White Christmas, but when winter finally does arrive, sanitation trucks will be hauling some of the city’s snow-melting salt out of this quite beautiful sculpture. Turns out this is also an incredible story about how city buildings can be done right.
New York City is the largest, wealthiest city in the United States of America, the richest, most powerful country in the world. Captains of New York finance move billions with the click of a button, and drive down heralded streets like Fifth Avenue. So why can’t the people who make its manhole covers afford any shoes?
Against all odds, the Nissan NV-200 will rule the streets of New York. As of today, the vast majority of cab drivers must buy the so-called Taxi of Tomorrow when they retire their old yellow cabs.
The sprawling construction sites buried below NYC are carefully regulated places, inaccessible to the public. But one photographer has been exploring these caverns and tunnels for 15 years at the MTA’s request—and his work paints an amazing picture of life underground.
New York City cab drivers have a global reputation for being a bit unsafe. Faced with the pressures of speed and the tipping system, motoring prudence can sometimes get thrown out the window. So to encourage safety, the city is making cabbies watch this incredibly sad video about the consequences of…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.