New York City's newest toy, a 110-ton, 300-foot-long Caterpillar boring machine named "Pat," will soon spearhead a $250 million water tunnel project. Digging a 12-foot diameter tunnel almost two miles long, Pat will create the replacement for two other, shallower tunnels currently in the way of expanding the port…
After an amazing career in motorsports behind the wheel of some of the greatest machines to ever hit the track, we imagine hooning the 1985 Toyota Supra in the middle of New York City on a Toyota commercial shoot would seem like just another day at the office for Dan Gurney.
The perils of New York City parking are legendary. Often times the space between a legal and illegal parking spot is often times no more than one sheet of paper. Here's Kathryn A Higgins' story from Thought Catalog that could probably be just as easily titled "How NOT To Park Your Car In Manhattan." — Ed.
We don't usually geek out to manufactured viral marketing fluff, but trust us, this video is pretty good. The marketing team behind the movie Chronicle flew three human shaped RC planes around NYC to make it look like real people were magically flying. From the ground, it really looked like you were watching a…
New York City enforces its street cleaning day rules with the power of shame, plastering impossible-to-remove violation stickers onto every mis-parked car. The stickers' reign of terror is now a thing of the past as The New York Times reports the city council banned them yesterday.
It's hard to tell if Mayor Bloomberg's new video is supposed to advertise NYC's new transportation policies or is setup to a porno that never gets to the sex, but we can see both featuring a slightly mad Ed Koch.
A 200-by-300 foot billboard has fallen onto the Brooklyn Queens Expressway between Meeker and Metropolitan Avenues. It is suspected that high winds of up to 45 miles a hour brought the sign down.
Starting in Spring 2012, six Nissan Leaf electric cars will begin service as regular cabs in New York City, bringing all-electric driving to the busy metered masses of Manhattan. It's part of a test program to see how all-electric vehicles fare as taxis with further electrification of the New York City taxi fleet to…
The New York City Department of Transportation got a new street safety campaign yesterday, putting 12 signs with graphics and haikus up at crosswalks across the five boroughs. Here's how to find them.
Nissan's revealed some new features this morning on the new "NV 200 Taxi" — aka, the "Taxi of Tomorrow" — aka, the "Taxi that friggin' sucks." Here's the "new" details we're learning today:
Back in the '80s, drivers in NYC knew the routine. Stop at a light, get swarmed by guys wielding squeegees and buckets of questionable liquids. Slip one a buck to back off — blackmail by piss — and drive on to the next stoplight, and the next squeegee guy. Well, 19 years after Giuliani claimed to exile them from the…
Here's something you don't see every day — Central Park West near 107th St. in Manhattan temporarily turned into a river. The culprit? A break this morning in a massive 30-inch, 100-year-old water main.
Everyone loves people watching, and there aren't many better places to do so than in a New York City subway station. But what if you could witness all the action anonymously from beyond the public access points? As this short film by Sean Vegezzi shows, it's what we'd imagine a voyeur's slightly creepy dream to look…
On Sunday, October 2nd, Jalopnik is sponsoring a food and art truck gathering called "Truck Yeah: A Mobile Meet Up," at Broom and Ludlow on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Sam Ewen, the brilliant mind behind 2007's Mooninite Boston bomb scare, sent in this photo of the horrific devastation from Hurricane Irene in Brooklyn.
While walking along South Street on lower Manhattan's east side to inspect damage from Hurricane Irene, I found huge pools of water at a few of the intersections. It wasn't water inundation from New York's East River so much as it was runoff from the overpass, flowing down into already-overburdened storm sewers.
With Hurricane Irene barreling toward New York City, I've decided to stay behind in my Manhattan Financial District apartment — located smack-dab in the middle of "Evacuation Zone A." Keep refreshing this page as I live-blog the storm from my perch above lower Manhattan providing either the first pictures of Hurricane…
It looks as though "The Full Shilling," a bar located on Pearl St. here in Lower Manhattan's now deserted Financial District is the first casualty in Hurricane Irene's war on New York City. And... never mind damage photos — I've got video!