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A hidden ‘man cave’ was discovered in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal

September 26th, 2020

At least three employees of New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority have been suspended without pay for constructing a ‘man cave’ in a hidden room beneath a Grand Central platform. The room, which was securely locked, had a futon, beds, a refrigerator with alcohol, and a flatscreen TV. The unauthorized break room has been shut …

cats and rats

Cats are apparently terrible at catching rats

September 27th, 2018

Cats are good at so many thing — napping, chasing laser pointer dots around the room, napping, eating, and napping, just to name a few — but apparently they’re really, really bad at catching rats. A new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution explains just how terrible they are at doing one of …

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NYC votes to cap Uber and Lyft vehicles

August 8th, 2018

The New York City Council voted Wednesday to set a cap on the number of ride-hailing vehicles in the city, a move that will see Uber and Lyft’s growth curtailed. No new licenses will be issued for a full year as the city studies the issue further; legislation also allows the city to set a …

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Right now, Lyft is cheaper than the subway in NYC

May 23rd, 2016

Uber and Lyft have made taking a car to get around a surprisingly affordable method of transportation. But right now, the rivalry between the two is driving prices to be ludicrously cheap. Starting today, all weekday Lyft rides in Manhattan will be 50 percent off. And before you point out that this will screw over drivers, …

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

April 9th, 2012

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 …