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

Tour the Nine Steepest Residential Streets in America

As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them. » 2/27/14 10:34am 2/27/14 10:34am

Bloomberg Creates "No-Car Zone" In Manhattan, Reveals Anti-Auto War Of…

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has announced a plan to create a car-free zone along a 6.9-mile stretch of Manhattan streets on three Saturdays during the month of August. The experimental initiative, which the Mayor has dubbed "Summer Streets," stretches from 72nd street, taking a jog over to Fourth Avenue at 14th… » 6/19/08 5:20pm 6/19/08 5:20pm