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Taxi E-Hailing Test Gets Green Light in NYC

Taxi E-Hailing Test Gets Green Light in NYC Oct 30th, 2013 at 3:52PM: Christoph SahleA taxi in NYC. The ability to hail a taxi from your smartphone is probably in the immediate future for New Yorkers. NYC has been testing e-hailing so passengers can more easily retrieve a taxi. The city recently received the green light from an appeals court to keep moving forward. A pre-arranged ride has been traditionally prohibited for NYC yellow taxis. When the city began...

Airbnb Users In NYC Spend More Money When Traveling Than Others

Oct 24th, 2013 at 12:22PM: Airbnb has been the subject of a recent spate of legal fire in New York City. The New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, subpoenaed the guest-hosting company recently for data on its 15,000 NYC users. Airbnb refused to meet those demands in an attempt to protect its users' private information. According to Airbnb's CEO Brain Chesky via the NY Post, tourists who stay in NYC through...

5 Lesser-Known Things To See In Brooklyn

5 Lesser-Known Things To See In Brooklyn Oct 11th, 2013 at 4:00PM: The buzz about Brooklyn has been building for years and while newbies to the borough keep moving in and exploring, some lesser-known things to see in Brooklyn remain just that. Iconic Brooklyn is wonderful –- Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island and the like. But these lesser-known Brooklyn destinations are certainly worth the trek. 1. Green-Wood Cemetery, in Greenwood Heights,...

5Pointz Will Officially Be Destroyed And Replaced With Luxury Condo

5Pointz Will Officially Be Destroyed And Replaced With Luxury Condo Oct 10th, 2013 at 3:00PM: It was more than two years ago that I wrote about the possibility of 5Pointz, an artistic hub of a warehouse owned by the Wolkoff family, being demolished. I called the article 5Pointz Is Coming Down And It's A Shame and I ranted about the pure audacity and soullessness of anyone who would rather see condos in its place. All of that vitriol has been revived in me today upon learning that the...

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job Sep 23rd, 2013 at 12:31PM: Why did a hotel security officer set hotel fires? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, except, unfortunately for everyone involved, this was no joke. When you hear about a former employee of two hotels starting his own hotel fires, you might assume he or she did so because of job dissatisfaction or revenge. But in the case of Mariano Barbosa, Jr., the suspect simply wanted to make his...

Where To Watch Football In New York: A Bar For (Almost) Every NFL Team

Where To Watch Football In New York: A Bar For (Almost) Every NFL Team Sep 5th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Jess Moss, AOL If you're visiting New York this fall (and you should, it's the best time to go), and you like football, there's an important thing to keep in mind. Jets and Giants fans may seem to run the show, but many -- if not most -- people in this city hail from somewhere else. And they've brought their football allegiances with them. New York has a bar for almost every pro football team's...

NYC Taxi Driver Shoots Stunning Photos From Behind The Wheel

Sep 4th, 2013 at 12:45PM: David Bradford isn't your average New York City taxi driver. His days "at the office" are directed by the skill that sets him apart from other taxi drivers: he's a photographer. Bradford's canvas is New York City as he sees it throughout his day, from a behind-the-steering-wheel vantage point. He has published several books, most notably "Drive-By Shootings: Photographs by a New York City Taxi...

10 NYC Happy Hours Where You Can Eat For Free

Aug 9th, 2013 at 5:00PM: NYC happy hours that provide food for free were an essential survival tool for me when I was younger and in college in New York. Notoriously an expensive city, New York isn't without its budget secrets. Happy hours that will feed you for free are among those secrets. Whether you're visiting or living in New York, if you're trying to make a little bit of money stretch while still having a good...

A Toy Tree In Brooklyn

A Toy Tree In Brooklyn Jul 9th, 2013 at 2:30PM: When I caught a glimpse of this toy tree in Brooklyn, what surprised me most was that it didn't surprise me. When you spend nearly a decade living in a city like New York, you begin to expect the unexpected, or rather, expect nothing and simultaneously categorize every possible crazy thing that might happen as expected. Toys aren't the only things you'll find hanging in Brooklyn and other...

NYC Is Getting Free Solar-Powered Cellphone Charging Stations

NYC Is Getting Free Solar-Powered Cellphone Charging Stations Jun 18th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Ged Carroll, Flickr You know the feeling: too many Instagram photos and work emails in an afternoon on your phone and by 3 p.m. you're down to that nasty red bar and you still have to map your way to dinner. And you forgot your charger. Again. With data heavy smartphones, we travelers are used to running out of battery power. Charging stations are a welcomed addition to any airport but when...

Photo Of The Day: Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Photo Of The Day: Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn May 8th, 2013 at 6:00PM: Today's Photo of The Day is a photo shot from the rear-view mirror of a car in the elusive Greenwood Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, which borders Gowanus. Along the industrial 2nd Ave. that borders the waters of the Gowanus Bay, abandoned lofts and factories are sandwiched between those that are still in use. A fenced parking lot houses for-sale cars. Semi-trucks sweep in and out of the area...

Green-Wood Cemetery: I Know Why The Free Bird Sings

Green-Wood Cemetery: I Know Why The Free Bird Sings May 1st, 2013 at 3:00PM: After spending two years in Austin, I moved back to New York City in October and into the relatively elusive neighborhood of Green-Wood Heights Brooklyn, directly across from the Green-Wood Cemetery. My first thought was, "At least the neighbors are quiet." I spent my days walking past the cemetery and looked onto a sparkling pond beyond the iron gates nearly every day. I admired the Gothic...

New York City Street Art

New York City Street Art Apr 30th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Living in a small town gave me an affinity for any and every sign of urbanity as a child. I didn't care what it was so long as it signaled that many people from many different places were living within one area and generating ideas together, or at least in the midst of one another. Having been born in Baltimore and raised in the country in Ohio, my family took frequent trips back to the East...

Photo Of The Day: New York City From Staten Island Ferry

Photo Of The Day: New York City From Staten Island Ferry Apr 24th, 2013 at 5:00PM: I had the privilege of escorting photographer Keith Pennington around New York City last week. During his trip, we embarked on a short journey to Staten Island via the free ferry. As it turns out, this ride provides panoramic views of iconic New York City fixtures, like the Statue of Liberty. I could see the park near my house raising its head above the rest of Brooklyn while we were on the...

Photo Of The Day: Festival Of Colors NYC

Photo Of The Day: Festival Of Colors NYC Apr 10th, 2013 at 6:00PM: The Festival of Colors celebration in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn last week was a vibrant Holi celebration. In Hindu tradition, all of the festivalgoers were asked to toss their multicolored powder into the air before the sun completely set and in doing so, the little daylight left alongside the stage lights set the blending colors of powder aglow. I had been looking forward to...

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: New York City

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: New York City Apr 8th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Having recently splurged on a cross-country move, my travel budget isn't bursting at the seams, but my fascination for new sights and experiences remains in tact. With a traveler's spirit in tow, I'll be exploring my own city this week, taking the train or driving to some of my favorite NYC destinations and some I've yet to visit. I aim to focus on showing you some of the green beauty of...

Video Of The Day: New York City In 3 Words

Apr 3rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: "3 words for NYC" from Cokau on Vimeo. New York City might be polarizing in that love/hate kind of way, but in the end, the reasons to love the city seem limitless. One could use thousands of words to describe what's to love about NYC, but the more difficult thing to do is to break the appeal of New York down into just three words. Vimeo user Cokau (which represents filmmakers Achille...

Video: NYC In Slow Motion

Mar 19th, 2013 at 3:00PM: New York City is famous for never sleeping. The people within NYC are famous for rushing around. What if we could slow the whole thing down? James Nares gives viewers a glimpse of what this would look like with a video of NYC in slow motion: STREET. In a city as dense as NYC, magical little moments occur every second on a corner somewhere. Nares attempted to capture some of these moments, to...

NYC Tourism Campaign Spotlights The City's Lesser-Known Attractions

NYC Tourism Campaign Spotlights The City's Lesser-Known Attractions Mar 14th, 2013 at 12:00PM: More than 52 million people visit New York City each year but the vast majority of visitors never stray far from the well-trodden streets of Manhattan. Now, a new tourism initiative is encouraging travelers to take a bigger bite out of the Big Apple by venturing out of the typical tourist hotspots and deep into the city's five boroughs. "Neighborhood X Neighborhood" will give visitors a...

New York Travel Festival Promises An Interactive Experience

New York Travel Festival Promises An Interactive Experience Mar 8th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Travel is an industry that's evolving rapidly and if you like to have your finger on the pulse, attending a travel show is a great way to get up to speed on the latest developments. The first ever New York Travel Festival is coming up next month, and it promises to shake up the traditional concept of a consumer travel show – here visitors are expected to really take part and interact with...

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