I recently signed up with Rdio, a music streaming social network that provides access to a boatload of music for a monthly fee. I’ve enjoyed being able to listen to a lot of new discoveries and digging up old favorites. For example, I listened to Prince and the Revolution’s “Around the World in a Day” for the first time in at least 25 years. That was a new album around the time we moved to a…
Looks like #MrMet enjoyed his snow day yesterday. He filled the #CitiField outfield with snow angels.
The places without footprints are where Jesus carried Mr. Met.
All-Star Mets pitcher Matt Harvey asks New York fans what they think about Matt Harvey — and they don’t realize they’re talking to the ACTUAL Matt Harvey.
My cousins used to live on Roosevelt Island so this is a familiar view, albeit before my time. I used to have a recurring dream where I was hovering over the East River toward this skyline.
London: Bike Share Rolling Smoothly …
People of New York City, don’t panic. London’s pretty-much-identical cycle hire scheme has been a smash hit. Citizens, visitors and businesses love it, and the accident rate is incredibly low. Embrace the bikes!
Boston’s Hubway is a huge success as well.
Great story from Here and Now. I’m surprised there was no mention of the plan to renovate the General Post Office as a new Penn Station.
In memory of Ed Koch.
Sundae in New York (by jimmypicker)
We have the technology. We can make it better than it was. Better…stronger…faster!
Quite frankly, I’m amazed that even this much of the subway is running so soon after Sandy. It may not be the most attractive map in the world, but the MTA produced it fast, and that’s what counts in situations like this.
New York (CNN)— All nine people injured in Friday’s shooting in front of the Empire State Building were wounded by police gunfire, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Saturday.
The officers unloaded a total of 16 rounds at a disgruntled former apparel designer, killing him after he shot and killed a co-worker and engaged in a gunbattle with police, authorities have said.
Authorities said an investigation is under way after one officer shot nine rounds and another shot seven. Three victims suffered gunshot wounds, while the remaining six were hit by fragments.
Solid work there NYPD.
Obviously adding more civilians firing guns into this scenario would have reduced the number of injuries, right? RIGHT?
Yeah, I’m going to wager the NYPD had thorough training in firearms handling and they still messed up. Having a bunch armed amateurs in the shootout would only increase the carnage. Another nail in the coffin for the “if everyone was armed there would be no gun violence” theory.
Actually, this is the classic New York city taxi cab, but they haven’t been manufactured for 30 years.
This is a classic New York City taxi cab:
This is a classic London hackney carriage:
Within the next few years, this’ll become a New York City taxi:
And this’ll be a London cab:
They’re the same cab.
(via Transportation Nation)
How are oversize sodas and bike helmets alike? According to a New York City official, they’re really not. Read what Dep. Mayor Howard Wolfson had to say HERE.