It Will Cost A Mere $95 To Cross Manhattan Tomorrow

The Pope, AKA Pope Francis, AKA “Cool Pope,” is a heavenly man. But since he’s visiting New York, he will officially make travel here a living hell. Thankfully, a helicopter service in New York will raise all of our cross-town travels a little closer to God, as they’re offering the low-low rate of $95 just to go from… »9/24/15 10:30am9/24/15 10:30am

It Would Take Until 2067 To Fix Every New York City Subway Station

It’s not just the trains that are decrepit in the New York City subway system, it’s the stations as well. But everything is surely fixable, right? Well, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan non-profit, says that really, it is totally fixable. Though at current repair rates, it will take 52… »9/04/15 7:00pm9/04/15 7:00pm

The Secret Story Of How Bubonic Plague Nearly Broke Out In New York City

This is the story — kept secret at the time, still largely unreported today — of how the most infamous disease in history broke into New York City in the midst of World War II. This is the story of the ominously-named “Wyoming matter,” and how it took me months to track down evidence it ever happened. »9/03/15 12:00pm9/03/15 12:00pm

LIRR Service Is All Fucked Up, As Revelation Foretold 

For 90 minutes this morning, Long Island Rail Road service was suspended coming into and going out of Penn Station due to “signal trouble.” For 90 minutes this morning, LIRR riders inundated the E, 7, and 2/3 subway lines, as the MTA cross-honored their LIRR fares. For 90 minutes this morning, Satan was released from… »9/02/15 11:02am9/02/15 11:02am

NYC Has Impounded 500 Uber Cars Since April for Picking Up Illegal Fares

On the same day that Uber got bad news from the California Labor Commission, the New York Post reports another ill omen for the technology-company-and-definitely-not-a-car-service everyone loves to hate and use anyway: NYC has impounded nearly 500 Uber cars since April in a sting against illegal “street hails.” »6/17/15 4:10pm6/17/15 4:10pm

Multiple Injuries Reported After Buses Collide In New York City Tunnel

At least 18 people have been reported injured after two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects New York City with New Jersey. The extent of the injuries is as of yet unclear, though local news channel WIPX-11 is reporting that multiple people were being seen taken out on stretchers. »6/10/15 11:06am6/10/15 11:06am

The Secret Lives of NYC Mega-Projects, Revealed By One Photographer 

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.
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