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November 4, 2014 Rhett Jones

You’ve gotta hand it to former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, he knows his short-comings and he’s determined to beat you to the joke. At some point after the .nyc name became a thing that exists, the billionaire mogul began buying up as many useful — as well as embarrassing –domains related to his name as he could. According […]

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October 28, 2014 Bucky Turco

NYC’s popular bike share program, which the people love and the tabloids hate, is expanding. On Tuesday, Citi Bike announced that it will add 6,000 bikes to its fleet and “over 375 new stations” by 2017, most of which are slated for Uptown, Brooklyn and Queens. Jay Walder, the MTA chairman who suddenly resigned in […]

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October 24, 2014 Rhett Jones

After a man was diagnosed with Ebola yesterday, everyone wants to know where Dr. Craig Spencer has been and what he’s been doing. Did he sneeze on the subway? Cough on his Uber driver? Spit on the High Line? A number of news sites have made maps for readers to track where Spencer went. For those […]

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Prachi Gupta

What if you could transform a single subway performance into a city-wide orchestra? That’s what producer Anita Anthonj and director Chris Shimojima succeeded in doing in their short film Signal Strength (embedded above), which used Wi-Fi to connect performers across nine different stops in New York City. On a sunny September morning, 11 performers were […]

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October 16, 2014 Bucky Turco

According to WNYC, the number of people killed by cars this year is: 200. Now compare that to the number of people killed by bikes this year: 2. Yet, it’s the latter figure which somehow sends the local tabloids (and the NYPD) into a tizzy, despite the statistical evidence. […]

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October 13, 2014 Rhett Jones

Two men suffering Ebola-like symptoms at an NYC address were put in isolation at Bellevue Hospital this morning, but it’s now clear that they are not infected with the deadly virus. Bellevue spokesman Ian Michaels tells the Daily News that “there are no patients at Bellevue with Ebola, two patients… were evaluated and it was quickly […]

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September 19, 2014 Sophie Weiner

Newly released U.S. census data shows a massive increase in bike riding commuters in New York over the past few years, with twice as many people biking to work in 2013 than in 2009. The use of public transportation also rose by 3%, while driving to work alone dropped by 9%. New York still has […]

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September 18, 2014 Sophie Weiner

For those hoping to get in one last swim in the Gowanus Canal before summer officially ends, don’t. I Quant NY‘s latest map is an analysis of which waterways in New York are tested as unsafe for swimming the most often. The reason: too much poop. As I Quant NY’s Ben Wellington explains, when heavy rain occurs, New […]

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September 16, 2014 Amy K. Nelson

In what seems to be a typo but in fact is confirmed through multiple headlines, New York drivers aren’t considered the rudest in the country, according to a new study released this week. The state with the rudest? Idaho. It’s unclear why, or how but for a place that is smaller in population than Manhattan, […]

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September 10, 2014 Sophie Weiner

The U.S. Department of Transportation will award Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero program for reducing traffic deaths a $25 million dollar grant via their Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The grant will fund thirteen different Vision Zero Programs. “This investment will save lives. It means better designed streets and targeted initiatives that will help us change behaviors like […]

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