New York City Subway Makeover Pictures

New York City’s subway is getting a massive makeover and it looks amazing

July 20th at 6:00 PM

New York City’s subway is getting a massive makeover and it looks amazing

New York City’s subway system is probably one of the best in the world, but it’s in desperate need of a makeover. Luckily for New Yorkers who rely on the subway for their daily commutes, the city is ready to upgrade the system over the next five years. The city is ordering over 1,000 cars with advanced features intended to help deal with the increase in volume, and it’s renovating more than 30 stations across the five boroughs. The subway makeover is part of the MTA’s $27 billion development plan, and should be completed by 2020 at the latest. More →

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Improv Everywhere Time Travel Twins Prank

Comedy improv troupe pulls off a brilliant time travel prank in NYC subway

March 22nd at 8:45 PM

Comedy improv troupe pulls off a brilliant time travel prank in NYC subway

Ever wished you could go back in time to tell your younger self not to something particularly embarrassing? Or what if you witnessed someone’s older self return from the future to prevent a fatal incident? That’s what four sets of twins tried to pull off recently as part of a prank conducted by a comedy improv troupe down in New York City’s subway system. More →

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New York City Cheap Airbnb Van View

You can find an Airbnb in New York City for just $22 a night, but there’s a huge catch

July 23rd at 2:55 PM

You can find an Airbnb in New York City for just $22 a night, but there’s a huge catch

Looking for a cheap place to crash while visiting New York City? You can certainly look for great deals, but the cheapest options you can find are probably on Airbnb. Among them, one location is particularly interesting, as it’s priced at just $22 per night.

Of course, there’s a huge catch. More →

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New York Free Google Wi-Fi

Google’s Plan to Bring Free Superfast Wi-Fi to the World Has Begun

June 26th at 6:45 PM

Google’s Plan to Bring Free Superfast Wi-Fi to the World Has Begun

Your prayers have been finally answered – that is, if you asked for Google to come to New York City with free Wi-Fi for all. Because that’s totally happening this year, and it’s all part of Google’s grandiose plan to bring free Wi-Fi to the world. More →

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New York City North Brother Island Pictures

Haunting photos reveal a hidden part of New York City that’s been abandoned for decades

April 21st at 4:04 PM

Haunting photos reveal a hidden part of New York City that’s been abandoned for decades

So you think you know everything there is to know about New York City, do you? Then you might be pleasantly surprised to discover a hidden corner of the city that’s been deserted for decades and is still preserved just as it was in 1963 when it was abandoned. Well, not exactly the same — nature has taken its toll on the place and has left it looking like a scene from Fallout 3. More →

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When Will Winter End

I’m starting to think that this winter will never end

February 28th at 9:45 AM

I’m starting to think that this winter will never end

I live in New York City and I can’t remember the last time I left my apartment just to take a stroll.

If I walk out that door, it’s because I need food or because I have a previous obligation; work or social. The reason I’m not willingly going outdoors isn’t that I’m lazy (although that isn’t helping), it’s because the temperature has been hovering around freezing for nearly two months straight.

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New York Tribute Video Aerial Drones

Aerial drones used to film the most beautiful tribute to New York City you’ll ever see

January 9th at 10:45 PM

Aerial drones used to film the most beautiful tribute to New York City you’ll ever see

For years, we didn’t think any video tribute to New York City could match the one at the very beginning of the classic Woody Allen film Manhattan, in which beautiful black-and-white footage taken throughout the city rolls by accompanied by Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Now, however, a new video of New York City’s five boroughs that was filmed using aerial drones has caused us to reconsider our thinking. More →

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NYC to transform old phone booths into 32-inch ‘smart screens’

April 9th at 4:20 PM

NYC to transform old phone booths into 32-inch ‘smart screens’

The City of New York is reportedly planning to revive 250 old phone booths with the introduction of 32-inch Internet-ready “smart screens” throughout the five boroughs, The New York Post reported on Monday. The touch-screens will display local neighborhood information in multiple languages, including lists of nearby restaurants, stores in the area, traffic updates, landmark information and safety alerts. If the pilot program is successful, the futuristic screens could replace all of the city’s 12,800 outdoor pay phones. “The goal is to pilot it and see what the response is,” said Nicholas Sbordone, a spokesman for the city’s department of Information Technology & Telecommunications. “It will help inform the city’s ongoing reassessment, with public input, of what we want or what we think the future of public pay phones will entail.” Read on for more. More →

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Apple education event scheduled for January 19th, textbook focus we’re sure

January 11th at 12:33 PM

Apple education event scheduled for January 19th, textbook focus we’re sure

Remember those rumors about Apple holding a mid-to-late January event in NYC? Well, invites just went out to media, and focus is on education as some had rumored. We’d imagine one of the event focal points to be on reinventing and transforming the textbook industry.

Developing…

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Apple Store Grand Central opens its doors Friday, December 9th

December 7th at 12:01 PM

Apple Store Grand Central opens its doors Friday, December 9th

Apple officially announced Wednesday that it will open its brand new Apple Store in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9th. It is the fifth Apple Store location in Manhattan. Apple has 315 employees working at the store, there will be two Genius Bars, and the company will use Grand Central’s balcony coves for personal training and personal setup rooms. The Apple Store Grand Central is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00  p.m., and Sunday 11:00  a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Apple’s full press release follows after the break. More →

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