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Aaron Brown Aaron Brown Jul 14, 2019.

Police Leave Dead Homeless Man Sitting Upright on NYC Subway Platform During Rush Hour

Police Leave Dead Homeless Man Sitting Upright on NYC Subway Platform During Rush Hour

A homeless man died while sitting on a New York City subway platform Tuesday morning in Midtown Manhattan, a police spokesman told Jalopnik. The body was left sitting up and partially covered with a sheet on the platform bench long enough for commuters to take photos.

The 62-year-old man was reported dead at around 9 a.m. this morning on a Subway platform at the Herald Square Subway station,...

Aaron Brown Aaron Brown Jul 13, 2019.

Broken Trains, Rider Fights, and Mayhem: This Week's Best Tweets at the Subway

Broken Trains, Rider Fights, and Mayhem: This Week's Best Tweets at the Subway

The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s subway system is in a desperate shape and its riders are very, very vocal about just how terrible it can be.

This has not been a simple week for the New York City subway system. There have been delays stacked on delays, someone was reportedly pushed onto the tracks and then rescued by good samaritans, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decided it was finally...

Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 12, 2019. 24 comments

A Reminder That if Someone Says You Can't Park Somewhere They Might Be Lying

A Reminder That if Someone Says You Can't Park Somewhere They Might Be Lying

There it is. The perfect parking spot, right up until you notice a completely sketchy ‘no-parking’ sign, or a suited-up bellboy telling you that, for sure, you can’t park here, it’s definitely illegal. Friend, I’m here to tell you they might be lying.

The latest example of this comes in the pages of The (New York) Daily News, which, a couple days ago, unleashed three of its reporters on...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jul 11, 2019.

New York Woman Gets Car Towed After 'No Parking' Sign Is Installed Next to It Overnight

New York Woman Gets Car Towed After 'No Parking' Sign Is Installed Next to It Overnight
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A woman who lives in Queens told local news outlets she came home one night last week and parked where she has for a decade, only to see her car hauled off by a New York City Police Department tow truck in the morning—along with a new “no parking” sign that had been installed about two hours before...

Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Jul 10, 2019.

New York City Is Getting An Autonomous Shuttle. Would You Use It?

New York City Is Getting An Autonomous Shuttle. Would You Use It?

New York City is getting its first autonomous shuttle, as self-driving company Optimus Ride will debut autonomous shuttles in the Brooklyn Navy Yard sometime in the second quarter of 2019, as reported by The Verge and other outlets.

Optimus Ride, a Boston-based company spun off from MIT, focuses on geo-fenced, fixed-route shuttles. Unlike AVs being tested by Waymo, Uber, GM Cruise, and others...

Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Jul 03, 2019. 24 comments

America's Largest City Says it will Enforce Traffic Laws for Three Weeks, All Other Times the Purge

America's Largest City Says it will Enforce Traffic Laws for Three Weeks, All Other Times the Purge

People keep dying all over New York City, as lax traffic enforcement has helped contribute to a wave of cyclists being hit by cars. To bring the United States’ largest city back into the general realm of a vehicle-driving society, the New York City Police Department has announced it will enforce some traffic laws, but for real this time. For three weeks.

As of the time I am typing these words,...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jul 02, 2019.

How New York City's Manhole Covers Are Made Is Pretty Unconscionable

How New York City's Manhole Covers Are Made Is Pretty Unconscionable
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New York City is the largest, wealthiest city in the United States of America, the richest, most powerful country in the world. Captains of New York finance move billions with the click of a button, and drive down heralded streets like Fifth Avenue. So why can’t the people who make its manhole covers afford any...

Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Jun 21, 2019. 19 comments

New York City Is Getting E-Scooters, Hilarity Sure to Ensue

New York City Is Getting E-Scooters, Hilarity Sure to Ensue

As shared e-scooters have proliferated around the world, resulting in frequent hand-wringing and disproportionate media attention relative to the damage and inconvenience they cause, a handful of cities have remained outside the e-scooter bubble due to local laws prohibiting the little rascals (no, not those rascals).

One of those cities, New York, is also potentially the most lucrative...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Jun 09, 2019.

New York Could Soon Be Less of a Transportation Nightmare for People With Disabilities

New York Could Soon Be Less of a Transportation Nightmare for People With Disabilities

Perhaps you’ve heard of a little thing called the Americans with Disabilities Act, better known as the ADA, a federal law passed in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It’s a very famous law! But in New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subways and buses among other things, has basically been ignoring it since the day it was...

Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jun 07, 2019. 23 comments

NYC Changes Major Avenue To One-Way With Little Warning, Immediately Starts Ticketing Drivers

NYC Changes Major Avenue To One-Way With Little Warning, Immediately Starts Ticketing Drivers

On Tuesday morning, the New York City Department of Transportation suddenly changed the direction of traffic on 11th Avenue for an eight-block stretch, removing all northbound lanes. The trouble is the DOT didn’t warn anyone about the changes, and the NYPD started writing tickets almost immediately.

The recent direction change turns Manhattan’s 11th Avenue into a one-way street headed...

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Aaron Brown Aaron Brown Jun 01, 2019. 21 comments

Should You Own a Car if You Live in a Big City?

Should You Own a Car if You Live in a Big City?

Car ownership in a city like New York City requires money, dedication, and the willingness to hate yourself time and time again. Is it all worth it? Well, that’s the question we’re asking during Car Time this week!

On this week’s Car Time, Staff Writer Justin Westbrook and I talk about that t-shirt at Kohls that features a truck suffering from a Ford vs. Chevy identity crisis , and of course,...

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Alanis King Alanis King May 07, 2019. 23 comments

Luxury Cars in Manhattan Keep Getting Their Expensive Side Mirrors Stolen for Resale

Luxury Cars in Manhattan Keep Getting Their Expensive Side Mirrors Stolen for Resale

Nothing is safe, anymore—not your wheels, not your windows, not your sense of happiness, and certainly not your expensive vehicle’s mirrors. And, while that could be the intro to a trailer for a terribly boring movie, it’s real: People are, apparently, stealing fancy side mirrors in New York City to resell them.

That’s according to a New York Post story shared by Carscoops on Monday, which...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Apr 02, 2019. 22 comments

Surprise: Tons of New York Drivers Are Trying to Get Out of Congestion Pricing

Surprise: Tons of New York Drivers Are Trying to Get Out of Congestion Pricing

Over the weekend, New York passed congestion pricing , a toll for drivers entering the most traffic-clogged part of Manhattan. The charge won’t go into effect until 2021 at the soonest. Plus, important things have yet to be decided, such as the actual cost and who will be charged.

These minor details will be determined by a yet-to-be-named board of six people within the Triborough Bridge and...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Mar 16, 2019. 17 comments

How to Use the Subway as Your Own Personal Work Truck

How to Use the Subway as Your Own Personal Work Truck

You might not think that the same enormous I-beams used to build buildings would be the kind of things you could cart across New York using the subway, but you would’ve been wrong!

I don’t know if these clips documenting this ridiculous logistical feat are actually new, but I’ve never seen anything like this and I’m pretty sure it’s freaking amazing.

Since it doesn’t appear to be rush hour, it...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Mar 06, 2019. 24 comments

This Plan Could Make New York City's Streets Not Suck

This Plan Could Make New York City's Streets Not Suck

It takes approximately seven seconds of existing in New York to realize the streets don’t really work for anyone. They don’t work for drivers trying to get places, for buses trying to move, for cyclists trying not to die, for trucks trying to make deliveries, for emergency vehicles trying to save people, or even for pedestrians. And the clogged streets only exacerbate the city’s...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jan 04, 2019. 22 comments

New York Won't Shut Down A Major Subway Line Now, But It's Actually Worse This Way

New York Won't Shut Down A Major Subway Line Now, But It's Actually Worse This Way

If you’re not in New York City, the long-planned L train shutdown probably doesn’t have much to do with you. But in this city, it’s a line that 275,000 riders rely on daily, and its looming shutdown for long-term maintenance caused people to move to new neighborhoods, sell their homes, quit their jobs and even buy motorcycles . Today, New Yorkers got a surprise—the shutdown isn’t happening....

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Dec 27, 2018. 23 comments

The Downsides of Street Parking Your Car

The Downsides of Street Parking Your Car

I can’t remember when I first noticed the scratches on my rear bumper, which run the gamut from understandable little nicks to more violent gashes, but when I finally did the sheer volume and variety stood out. Sometime ago the bumper cover also became dislodged, necessitating tape to keep it attached at speed. Finally, this weekend, the front bumper cover partially detached as well, and I...

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Erin Marquis Erin Marquis Nov 21, 2018. 23 comments

Bar Fights, Lawsuits and the Flu Pandemic: The War Between Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers

Bar Fights, Lawsuits and the Flu Pandemic: The War Between Henry Ford and the Dodge Brothers

Henry Ford is practically revered as the patron saint of American cars, and the Model T is his holy text. But it wouldn’t have happened if not for the life, and possibly the death, of two of his biggest rivals: the Dodge brothers. And if it weren’t for a small complication, such as the most deadly pandemic in recorded history, our cars might look very different today.

On Nov. 1, 1916, Henry...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Oct 25, 2018. 23 comments

Ice-T was Arrested for Blowing Through a Toll Booth in a McLaren 720S

Ice-T was Arrested for Blowing Through a Toll Booth in a McLaren 720S

Ice-T, the multi-disciplinary celebrity who currently plays a cop on Law and Order: SVU, was arrested and released this morning for toll evasion as he approached the George Washington Bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey, according to TMZ. The McLaren 720S he was driving was also found to be missing a license plate.

Ice-T was approaching the bridge’s E-ZPass-only lanes without an...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Oct 19, 2018.

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 idea, like it ruins everything .

Okay, E-Scooters Are Fine, But They Need to...

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