At a recent mayoral forum, two of the candidates running to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed the idea of a cross-harbor freight rail tunnel to New York City.(2)
As long as you can manage not to crash your vehicle into something or someone, you can more or less go ahead and ignore the speed limit in Bushwick, the Upper West Side or East Harlem, where in March, a tractor-trailer killed Amar Diarrassouba, who was six.(5)
There's really only one known way to prevent straphangers from falling—or being pushed—onto the tracks, as happened to the unfortunate Ki Suk Han this week.(6)
The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel became one of the city's most dramatic sights during Hurricane Sandy, as the storm sent 90 million gallons of New York Harbor water rushing into the tube, filling it completely.
After Hurricane Sandy paralyzed New York City's subway system, New Yorkers intent on moving around the city resorted to a stodgy old standby: the bus.
Commuters had no choice, unless they wanted to bike or drive (and risk the gridlock and gas lines). Without the subway, the city and state had no choice either but to create special accomodations for mass transit's unappreciated stepchild.(7)
This week, New Yorkers learned just how vulnerable their city is to rising ocean levels.
"It was inspired by walking the High Line a couple of weeks ago," Grannis told me in an email. "And I am an avid bicycler myself."(2)
Last week, following a jaunt on the Staten Island Ferry during which he rhapsodized about its romantic possibilities, Mayor Michael Bloomberg espoused a dreamy idea of another sort.(4)
Six years and two chairmen ago, when George W. Bush was still president and George Pataki the governor, the M.T.A. tested out a new technology that promised to hasten commutes and lessen the authority’s overhead: a smart card.(2)