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.
While everyone else with morals and reason was asleep, unknown vandals forkjacked a forklift and went on a rampage in Brooklyn Bridge Park this past weekend. One Nissan Leaf was tragically lost in the incident, may it forever RIP In Peace.
In 2006, then-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an executive order establishing the Office of Special Enforcement, a citywide agency responsible for enforcing “quality of life” regulations—a nebulous, ideologically charged concept that refers to anything from music venues with too many noise complaints to…
New Jersey State Police and the FBI are searching for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a suspect in the Manhattan bombing explosion from Saturday night. Authorities believe he’s driving a blue 2003 Honda Civic with New Jersey plate no. D63EYB.
A giant BMW X5 was swallowed right up on the streets of New York City on Tuesday after a water main broke on the Upper West Side, opening a sinkhole.
Recently, footage of a woman melting down on a New York City subway while trying to sell bugs went viral. There wasn’t much context until Friday, when the woman behind the stunt—who, not according to plan, peed during it—admitted it was a prank intended to bring awareness to homelessness and mental health.
A crazed woman trying to sell bugs on the D train last night got heckled, freaked out, and then threw bugs on everyone, as the New York Post reports. If you’re wondering what it’s like to live and commute in the New York City subway system, here you go.
In case you didn’t catch the mood from the headline, the news wasn’t good.
With public transportation so far-reaching in Manhattan on top of the arduous task of actually keeping a car in the city, gas stations aren’t places that most New Yorkers visit regularly. But for the city’s taxis and the few who do own cars, gas stations like the Mobil Station on Eighth Avenue and 13th Street in…
Everyone says New York City is very un-car-friendly. But that doesn’t stop some cool stuff from showing up. Come take a walk with us as we hunt for cars.
Anyone who has been away from their car for a while knows the joy of being reunited with it. The familiarity hits on all of the senses: the scent of the interior, the feel of the wheel, the sound of the engine. Even the radio station you left it on, if you’re prone to that, which I am. Some people are more possessive…
Cops, panicked, jog by. A Range Rover swerves through an alley, screeches to a halt and backs into a police car. Metal crunches, glass shatters, and in the background a familiar accent is shouting for the cops to “shoot him! Shoot him!” This isn’t a movie. It’s just another Monday in New York City.
New York City’s Second Avenue Subway is scheduled to open on December 30, 2016—an astounding 96 years after it was first proposed. A lot has happened since 1920. In a charming infographic, DNAinfo looks at all the major infrastructural milestones which NYC accomplished in the time it took to get one subway line built.
Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide…
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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