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A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11 A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11

Nearly seventeen years after being destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the WTC Cortlandt subway station has finally opened to the public.

Here's Why New York City's First Protected Bike Lane Was Such a Big Deal Here's Why New York City's First Protected Bike Lane Was Such a Big Deal

Back in 2007, New York City decided to remedy one of its many transportation and infrastructure issues and set out to make cycling in the city feel safer, and they did by introducing what’s called a protected bike lane.

Will E-Scooters Be a Disaster For New York City? Will E-Scooters Be a Disaster For New York City?

On Thursday, scooter startup Bird hosted a demonstration of its electric scooters in preparation for legislation that aim to make the company’s scooter-sharing service legal on the streets of New York City. While the scooters themselves are a joy to ride, I can’t help but worry New York will find a way to ruin the…

How New York Became the Center of the Fight Against Uber and the Gig Economy Lie How New York Became the Center of the Fight Against Uber and the Gig Economy Lie

The scene outside of New York City Hall in late May was several years in the making. Dozens of taxi and livery drivers from across the city had joined together outside the ornate structure to call for immediate action to a growing crisis. A fifth driver in the city had committed suicide in recent days, a devastating…

New York City Is Considering Capping the Number of Uber and Lyft Vehicles [Update]  New York City Is Considering Capping the Number of Uber and Lyft Vehicles [Update] 

New York City is considering a proposal to cap the number of vehicles driving for Uber, Lyft, and similar ride-hailing services, in an effort to combat a sharp increase in congestion and address low wages for drivers.

Speed Cameras in New York City Are Shutting Down Speed Cameras in New York City Are Shutting Down

As of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, speed cameras are dead in New York City. Well, not dead exactly, but the city is no longer authorized to hand out $50 tickets to motorists caught by nearly all of the cameras. For drivers who thought speed cameras were a flagrant violation of due process, it’s great news. For those who…

We're All Assholes In New York City But A Motorcycle On The Subway Is Taking It Too Far We're All Assholes In New York City But A Motorcycle On The Subway Is Taking It Too Far

For 364 days of the year, New Yorkers curse the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the subway because it is dogshit and prone to filth-waterfalls. But on that one special day, all of the hellish treatment pales in comparison to this one asshole who brought his motorcycle onto the subway.

NYC Apparently Has Only One Employee Who Can Fix The Subway System's Vending Machines NYC Apparently Has Only One Employee Who Can Fix The Subway System's Vending Machines

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.

Initial D Is Now Initial D(isclosure)

Initial D has been a manga, it’s been anime, it’s been games, it’s even been a live-action feature film. But throughout all of those different media, it was missing something. Something smart. Special. Something beautiful. It was missing a little thing I like to call GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY.

Diplomatic Immunity Won't Save You From Parking Tickets In New York Diplomatic Immunity Won't Save You From Parking Tickets In New York

If you’re a diplomat on U.S. soil, you can steal, plunder and murder to your heart’s content without having to face the legal ramifications of your actions. But, by God, you better pay your parking tickets in New York City.

A Sixth New York City Taxi Driver Has Committed Suicide After Falling Into Debt  A Sixth New York City Taxi Driver Has Committed Suicide After Falling Into Debt 

A sixth New York City cab driver has committed suicide after falling into significant financial straits. It’s the latest in a string of deaths that, according to driver advocates, is connected to the proliferation of ride-hailing apps in the city like Uber and Lyft.

Driving In New York City Is Just The Purge

Everyone hates getting pulled over. Everyone hates dumb driving laws. But you want to know what a world with no driving laws is like? It’s hell. It’s the Purge. It’s New York City. God help us all.

Play This Lo-Fi Video Game To Experience The Decrepit NYC Subway System  Play This Lo-Fi Video Game To Experience The Decrepit NYC Subway System 

The New York City subway system is a mess, and now instead of reading about why that is, you can play a very simple game and experience it yourself. It’s called “MTA Country,” and it’s hell. It’s tongue-in-cheek solution, revealed once you win the game, isn’t any better.

Taxi Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt Taxi Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt

It’s the fifth suicide in five months. Yu Mein Chow, a 56 year old living in Queens, was found dead in the East River on May 11. Having spent $700,000 on the coveted medallion that would allow him to operate a cab in the city, he found that he just couldn’t make enough driving his cab to make it worthwhile. With no…

I Survived NYC Traffic On A Bike Commute To Work, It Was Great I Survived NYC Traffic On A Bike Commute To Work, It Was Great

This’ll impress virtually zero of you, especially routine two-wheel commuters, but I have delightful news to share. I recently retrieved my bike back from my hometown in Michigan, more than a year after moving to New York City, and I used it this morning to commute to work. I didn’t die, and it was rad.

Six Months Later, GM Still Hasn't Received A Permit To Test Self-Driving Cars In New York  Six Months Later, GM Still Hasn't Received A Permit To Test Self-Driving Cars In New York 

In October, General Motors made a big splash by announcing it was applying for a permit to test autonomous cars in New York State, with plans to deploy vehicles on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But more than six months later, the automaker has yet to receive final approval for the necessary permit to…

The Age Of Driving In Central Park Is Over The Age Of Driving In Central Park Is Over

The quickest way by car to Harlem in rush hour from, say, 18th Street in Manhattan, used to be straight up the gut on Sixth Avenue, before you entered Central Park’s Center Drive, which eventually dumped you onto Malcolm X Boulevard. That route, though, was partially banned a few years ago, and, soon will be banned…

New York’s Governor Will Drive A Formula E Car To The Auto Show (Probably Because The Subway Doesn't Work) [UPDATE: No] New York’s Governor Will Drive A Formula E Car To The Auto Show (Probably Because The Subway Doesn't Work) [UPDATE: No]

In a beautiful example of purely nepotistic synergies, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will drive the Formula E race car of Nelson Piquet Jr. up the West Side Highway in New York City in honor of the New York Auto Show this week. Guess the subway’s gotten that shitty, huh, Cuomo?

New York’s Subway Is Slow Because They Slowed Down The Trains After A 1995 Accident New York’s Subway Is Slow Because They Slowed Down The Trains After A 1995 Accident

The New York City subway’s array of problems—dysfunctional signals, relentless delays, overcrowded trains—is well-known, but the Village Voice has another premise to add to the list, and it makes a whole lot of sense: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the system, is literally running the…

The 39 New York City Bridges That Matter, Ranked The 39 New York City Bridges That Matter, Ranked

On the heels of my widely-discussed and widely-shared ranking of all of New York City’s parkways and highways, I present the only correct ranking of the bridges of New York, of which there are 39 that matter, and thus are worth ranking.

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