“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.
Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?
Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.
There is one reason why building workers in New York City can make a living wage: the Service Employees International Union’s 32BJ local. The union is the size of a small city, it’s vocal, and its president wants a wholesale reimagining of Democratic party politics in the Trump era.
There’s a bigger lesson here than “Fuck Uber.”
You can rent yourself a perfectly spacious one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn or Queens for well under $2,000. Or not!
Zucotti Park is beautiful in the holiday season. Delicate strings of white lights coat the trees where, just a few years ago, thousands of angry people stomped and plotted and harangued the world during the Occupy Wall Street encampment. Across the street to the east, the warm lights of the Brown Brothers Harriman…
“Can injustice survive transparency?” is the tagline of a new app called Vigilante, that purports to empower its users to stop crimes in progress, turning each of us into Daredevil or Luke Cage. In practice, though, Vigilante could end up being the best way to waste your time, annoy the NYPD, or just maybe get…
Terrible news my friends: They have built so many new apartments in beautiful Brooklyn that rents might not go up as fast as they usually did. Uh oh, darn it, shoot!
It is difficult, for a number of good reasons, to wake up on any given day and resolve to visit the 9/11 Museum. That it is struggling to lure local visitors may not surprise you. A new Wall Street Journal piece details the museum’s attempts to cope: a new marketing campaign, advertising on the subway and on local…
There’s the hometown guy. And then there’s the hometown guy.
Hopes and Fears published a really fun story about a lucha libre community in the Bronx, and the regular people involved who lead double lives. Be sure to scroll through the gorgeous photos. [Hopes and Fears]
What else do you need to know? Just look at the headline again.
Atlanta Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha were both arrested for obstructing police and disorderly conduct after Indiana’s Chris Copeland was stabbed at a New York City nightclub early Wednesday morning. Now, multiple reports claim that Sefolosha broke his ankle during the incident, and will miss the rest…
This year's NBA All-Star Weekend is Feb. 13-15 in New York City. Be sure to book a hotel room if you plan on attending. Oh, and if there are, say, six of you, don't ask your friend if you can all crash at his place for the weekend.
Of all the things you'd expect to find at the bottom of the ocean, a small village of old New York subway cars may not cross your mind. But for over a decade, subway cars have been discarded into the Atlantic in an environmental effort to create artificial reef habitats for fostering sea life. Photographer Stephen…
It's a nightmare for any driver — you get boxed in on the highway by what seem like hundreds of motorcycle riders. Watch the video of what happens when a Range Rover driver tries to escape, runs over several bikers, then gets chased and attacked by the two-wheeled mob.