The New York City subway is inundated with 13 million - 13 MILLION – gallons of water a day. Every day. Every dry day. If it’s raining, it’s full of even more water. And it turns out a big part of that is because our great forefathers before us had absolutely zero clue what they were doing.
December 15, 1973, was a chilly and cloudy day in New York City. The city’s fortunes had already begun to take a downturn. A single dump truck, overloaded with more than nine tons of asphalt, rumbled down the old elevated West Side Highway, which promptly collapsed. And in a moment of almost hilarious corruption that…
We’ve all been there, circling the parking lot, looking for just the right spot. And then you hit a curb, and you feel very dumb. I imagine that’s exactly how these U.S. Navy pilots felt after knocking off their $21 million MH-60S Seahawk’s tailwheel while trying to park at a New York City heliport.
The New York City subway is bad. We all know this. But this is how bad it got today:
What you need is winter tires. And you might need more ground clearance than you get with a 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross. Maybe. Kind of. Not really.
There were a lot of good cars braving the blizzard in New York City today. These are some of them, and even more are parked. We went out in my colleague Mike Ballaban’s Lexus IS300 wagon to go find them.
“I don’t think it’s corrupt.” MTA board member Charles G. Moerdler told the New York Times for its most recent subway exposé, “But I think people like doing business with people they know, and so a few companies get all the work, and they can charge whatever they want.” Oh yeah. That’s definitely not corruption.
Ferrari turns 70 this year, which is a pretty major milestone. Seventy years of racing and producing some of the most beautiful road cars ever to grace the earth. What is a better way to celebrate this than to throw a big celebration in the City That Hates Cars, then?
Federal investigators have determined that engineers of two commuter trains that crashed in the New York City-area were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea at the time of the incidents, according to reports released Thursday. The engineers have no memory of the crashes, the reports showed.
Can you believe it? Porsche has built one million 911s over a span of 54 years. That is a lot of freaking cars. And, to celebrate, it made the one-millionth 911 a special one. Here are some gorgeous photos of it cruising around Manhattan. The City that Hates Cars looks good on it.
As if our world wasn’t as messed up as we already know it to be, NYC’s Transport Workers Union is claiming that the MTA stores dead bodies cleaned up off of subway tracks in worker break rooms. You thought you had it bad when somebody heated up their fish?
New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, is expected to announce on Monday a tax on the wealthiest residents in the city to pay for much-needed improvements for the city’s deteriorating subway system, according to multiple reports. And unless you’re a millionaire who thrives on the misery of the poor or whose life would…
I always think of NYC as the anti-car city. The traffic is terrible. The roads are terrible. Street parking is a scam and parking garages are too. But some incredible cars hide out here.
Over the past week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced some solutions to NYC’s subway catastrophe, fixes that include removing seats from trains, making an app and getting Tough On Litter. Now Governor Andrew Cuomo discovered yet another remedy: getting businesses to adopt subway stations.
As the New York City subway system hurdles toward complete destruction, state leaders are cooking up some creative solutions. You see, allocating emergency relief toward the trains would be too easy.
As the cars shot off from the grid, we wondered when they’d reach our seats. We kept looking, waiting. They went by so quietly we almost missed it, prompting myself and the Jalopnik staff to crack up laughing. When I realized the lack of noise likely made us sound obnoxious, I looked around. Everyone else was…
I realize now that the Volkswagen I bought under an oak tree in Sacramento has been here to New York City for a few months now and I haven’t written anything about it. Let me tell you, it is an incomparable joy.
Formula E may be known for racing on street circuits, but that’s mostly because they want to host races in the middle of cities. They really prefer close-in locations that allow them to race without shutting down city streets. One such spot that was briefly considered for New York City’s first-ever ePrix was none…
The electric cars of the FIA Formula E Championship are coming to New York City (the only Real City, they keep telling me) for the first time, and, if you’re one of the 8.5 million people here, you may be going. Here’s everything you need to know about the race and details you might have missed, like the fact that you…
“I’ve never seen you happier,” my wife told me one day last week. She shook her head and rolled her eyes. As I started to do a little dance around our living room, she looked at me with bewilderment. The reason for my burst of happiness? I had parked our car and wouldn’t have to move it for more than a week.