“It’s not my first day in New York. It’s not my first day in an aircraft. I did what I had to do. GOOD DAY.” So concluded a tiff between an Aer Lingus pilot caught in a jam and the New York City air traffic controller scolding him for said jam. It’s pretty hilarious.
Back in February, I documented a brief and stupid saga involving the vending machines that allow you to buy MetroCards to ride the New York City subway. Now, thanks to William Finnegan in The New Yorker, we have some more context about those machines. Hilarious context. Enlightening context. Sad context.
The Seneca Nation has long had a contentious relationship with the state of New York over a tiny stretch of the New York State Thruway south of Buffalo, since part of it runs through tribal territory. The latest (potential) dispute? An off-ramp that or may not be in the process of being built by a tribe member,…
On June 19, 2015, Bronx resident Carlos Guerrero-Roa went to an auto dealer in Brooklyn to purchase a 2005 Lexus RX that was being advertised online for $6,900. Guerrero-Roa left with the car that day, only after it was financed with a loan that, according to a lawsuit he later filed, carried an interest rate “well…
I’m not sure if this is common, so forgive me if that’s the case, but there’s apparently a very thoughtful thief—or group of thieves—loose in Niagara Falls, New York, taking cars from a Ford dealer and then returning them after a joyride.
Yesterday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that self-driving cars could start being tested in the Manhattan next year. Today, NYC officials said that it would’ve been nice for Cuomo to have included the city in this decision.
Pictured above is my car, a 2008 Honda Fit Sport, parked snugly Wednesday on my street in Sunnyside, Queens. I was lucky to find that spot—just 100 feet from my door—and the rules for that side of the street meant it could stay there until Monday. All of which was great, until road crews showed up Thursday morning,…
Think you know what a crowded subway platform looks like? Think again.
If you’ve noticed an uptick in disgruntled Facebook posts from your New York City friends, you’re probably not alone. The NYC subway system has been getting worse for years, and a few recent horror stories—like when a 45-minute delay in a crowded, dark, sweltering line caused passengers to literally disrobe—are signs…
If you got a ticket from a New York State Trooper recently in New York City and thought that traffic tickets from the state are on the rise in this area, then you’d be right: they totally are. By a massive percentage, too.
After a lawsuit and six months in court trying to get phone records of a driver involved in a collision that killed his teenage son, the Associated Press reports that grieving father Ben Lieberman is working on a device—and legislation to allow cops to use it—that can examine drivers’ cellphones.
Responding to “very upset” calls about a frozen woman in a parked car in New York, ABC News reports that police busted a window to save her. But as realistic as her clothes, glasses, hair and facial blemishes appeared to be, the woman turned out to be a CPR mannequin. The mask apparently didn’t give it away.
If you enjoy street-parked 1970s cars in New York City as much as we do, check out this gallery from a new book by photographer Landon Clay. It is extremely our shit and hopefully yours as well.
Two aides close to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and six others involved in the state’s plan to bring Tesla’s solar panel manufacturing to Buffalo, New York have been charged with corruption, halting payment to the factory’s construction contractors for months.
Our man Raphael Orlove escaped from the confines of the office to go carspotting again. Come join him!
This horrific 10-car pileup in upstate New York last week included a tractor trailer with faulty brakes spearing through traffic, but no one was killed. One major reason for that was the crowd of bystanders who managed to pull a woman from the burning wreckage of her car.
“Take it down before I get in trouble,” 23-year-old Darran Anderson reportedly commented on a video of him in his BMW cutting through traffic on New York’s Long Island Expressway. That didn’t really work out for him.
Forget car shows. Forget race tracks. Forget museums. You find the coolest cars out on the street, and there’s a simple reason why.
People say New York is the worst city to own a car and drive in. Maybe it is, but I’m always amazed at the variety and quality of the machines I find in the Big Apple anyway. Join us as we try and find some right now.