24 Hours on the New York City Subway: A Photo Diary

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Train delays and tourists are usually responsible for slowing down a New Yorker's commute — but the Olympus OM-D E-M10 would never do something like that. It's lightweight and compact — and if there's anywhere you can appreciate mobility, it's on the subway. Olympus loaned photographer Victor G. Jeffreys (of Dodge &… » 3/26/14 6:02pm 3/26/14 6:02pm

New York City Now Has a 24-Hour ATM That Dispenses Cupcakes

If you were to ask a cross-section of New Yorkers what's the single product in existence they'd most like to see dispensed from a 24-Hour ATM, what would be the over/under on the number of people who'd say cupcakes? Has to be 75%, lowball, right? Well, today that nascent dream is a reality, my friends. » 3/26/14 2:07pm 3/26/14 2:07pm

Yuppies Burst Williamsburg's Borders, Spilling Out in All Directions

"Williamsburg," an upscale lifestyle brand named after a long-lost neighborhood in Brooklyn, long ago outgrew its apocryphal status as a home to underpaid fauxhemians and became home to wall-to-wall overpaid yuppies. Thankfully, there is more space in Williamsburg for rich people than ever before. » 3/13/14 10:33am 3/13/14 10:33am

A Whole Year of Taxi Rides in New York City Mapped

New York's fleet of iconic yellow taxis are still the city's reliable, non-surge priced transportation backbone. Its 13,500 medallion taxis make 170 million trips a year, every single one of them mapped in this beautiful new visualization from the folks at the MIT Senseable City Lab. The interactive map isn't just… » 3/12/14 2:48pm 3/12/14 2:48pm

At Least 7 Killed in Harlem Gas Explosion

A gas leak triggered a powerful explosion in an East Harlem apartment building this morning, injuring dozens of people and killing at least seven. More than 200 firefighters responded to the blast, which completely destroyed one building and most of another. » 3/12/14 10:44am 3/12/14 10:44am

Why Doesn't NYC Have a P Train?

New York has one of the oldest and biggest subways in the world, and as it has expanded, the city has used almost every letter in the alphabet to name its new lines. Conspicuously absent? The P line. Probably for the exact reason you'd imagine. » 3/09/14 1:42pm 3/09/14 1:42pm

STFU - A List Of Shit That'll Get You A Summons on The NYC Subway

No matter what, the cops have to harass SOMEONE. Other groups the NYPD has been directed to issue summonses to and arrest, in no particular order: » 3/07/14 3:39pm 3/07/14 3:39pm

The NYC Subway Was Another World In 1980

The annual Armory Show has kicked off here in New York City, showcasing art from around the world, though perhaps still most widely known for its controversial 1917 show, when Marcel Duchamp displayed a repurposed urinal as art and the minds and morals of the art world collectively exploded. » 3/07/14 3:19pm 3/07/14 3:19pm

Validating Your Paranoia, Man Survives Oncoming R Train By Lying In The…

Every New Yorker spends at least half of their time waiting for a train playing out different scenarios wherein which their lives are threatened and how they managed to get out of them in their heads. There are no exceptions – you definitely do this. If you don't do this, what are you a tourist? Pay attention! Obsess… » 12/16/13 10:43am 12/16/13 10:43am

Fresh Angle Of The Ridiculous Bronx River Parkway Pileup In Yonkers

And now for a little hometown love - A view from the top of the probably very stupid 30 or so car pileup that occurred Sunday evening on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers. » 12/10/13 2:15pm 12/10/13 2:15pm

Christmas Tree Sellers In NYC - Gizmodo Photo Essay

Gizmodo photo editor Nick Stango collects and shares what he learned about the people who descend on our fair town to sell us Christmas Trees. The vendors he visited are mainly in lower Manhattan and north Brooklyn, but still show a wide variety in how this business goes down. » 12/10/13 2:09pm 12/10/13 2:09pm

Curbed Treats Us To Photos of 82 Years of the Rockefeller Center Tree

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is getting lit up tomorrow night - the true herald that Christmas in New York has BEGUN. Curbed has a collection of photos of the tree through the years, a tradition, according to the article, started by the laborers constructing the center, the first tree erected unofficially in… » 12/03/13 5:20pm 12/03/13 5:20pm

Updates On The Spuyten Duyvil Crash : Speed, Fatigue Main Factors

Details emerging in the aftermath of the fatal derailment of a Hudson Line Metro North train on Sunday night include that the train was speeding as it approached the tricky curve where the crash occurred, and that the engineer driving the train was also drowsy and may have dozed off, waking too late to hit the brakes. » 12/03/13 5:02pm 12/03/13 5:02pm

One WTC Spooking Out Neighbors With Spooky Windy Whistling

A sound produced by what is most likely the worlds largest accidental whistle has been reported by residents of the neighborhood immediately around the nearly complete One World Trade Center. Only occurring on particularly blistery days, its safe to say that while i'm sure the ghosts of New Yorker's past would… » 12/03/13 4:46pm 12/03/13 4:46pm

Hudson Line Train Derails Near Spuyten Duyvil Station, Kills Four

It's been a bad year for the Metro North. Following a freight train derailment near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx in July, and a massive power outage on the New Haven line in September, a passenger train derailed early this morning, also near the Spuyten Duyvil train station, injuring over 60 passengers and… » 12/01/13 10:58am 12/01/13 10:58am

A Whole Bunch of Firefighters Respond Building Collapse In The Bronx

The FDNY Twitter reported this morning of a response to a partial building collapse on Westchester avenue in the Bronx. Two people have been seriously injured. » 11/27/13 8:57am 11/27/13 8:57am

Pig 'n' Whistle Waitress Fights Dine-And-Ditch Termination With Fire

Three assholes decided to have their drinks on the house after work one day, downing about $96 worth of Blue Moon and Fireball and ditching the bill, leaving waitress Suzanne Parratt responsible for payment, according to Pig 'n' Whistle company policy. Parratt refused to pay, and was subsequently terminated. » 11/27/13 8:44am 11/27/13 8:44am

A New Music Outpost Opens In Williamsburg

Rough Trade record store / music emporium has opened on N 9th in Williamsburg, and based on these photos from Gizmodo's Mario Aguilar, it actually looks pretty legit. You can shop vinyl, cds, instruments, as well as books and art in this massive reclaimed industrial space. » 11/27/13 8:26am 11/27/13 8:26am

Things To Do On The Subway Tracks: Twerk

These 3 people decided it'd be fun to jump down on the tracks and twerk it out. One of the YouTube commenters thinks this is the Fordham D station. The twerk quality is low, but the setting is absolutely nuts. TEENS DETECTED. » 11/27/13 8:16am 11/27/13 8:16am