Trash cans might be removed from NYC subway stations permanently (to solve the rat issue). Good idea or bad idea?

Trash cans might be removed from NYC subway stations permanently (to solve the rat issue). Good idea or bad idea?

Tags: NYC trash rats

A radical? Bloomberg says Sadik-Khan is a ‘superstar’

"This woman is going to be in demand from every major city around the world," said the mayor this afternoon, in Williamsburg, just a short block away from the Kent Avenue bike lane. "She is a superstar. And a radical? Maybe…just because she does things.”

A radical? Bloomberg says Sadik-Khan is a ‘superstar’

"This woman is going to be in demand from every major city around the world," said the mayor this afternoon, in Williamsburg, just a short block away from the Kent Avenue bike lane. "She is a superstar. And a radical? Maybe…just because she does things.”

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“We grew up going to raves and going to punk shows and feeding off that energy, and all of a sudden that energy didn’t exist anymore. There was no trouble going on.” - Vivian Host, of Trouble & Bass, on what they wanted for New York’s night scene. Read more.

“We grew up going to raves and going to punk shows and feeding off that energy, and all of a sudden that energy didn’t exist anymore. There was no trouble going on.” - Vivian Host, of Trouble & Bass, on what they wanted for New York’s night scene. Read more.

Should NYC follow Portland’s lead and install bicycle counters? The city wants to prove that there really is a cycling boom, and hush the naysayers.

Should NYC follow Portland’s lead and install bicycle counters? The city wants to prove that there really is a cycling boom, and hush the naysayers.

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Christoph Niemann’s illustration about NYC’s ban on large soft drinks for the New Yorker.

Christoph Niemann’s illustration about NYC’s ban on large soft drinks for the New Yorker.


Though “Bleecker Bob” is identified with some of the great names of rock and roll through the decades, and especially downtown movements from the Village’s folk scene through punk, new wave and alternative music, now, time is finally catching up with the oldest record store in the Village.
There are cracks in the black and white linoleum floor. Dust gathers on Bob’s collection of art deco clocks, many of which have stopped. Though the landlord of their building on West Third Street has been good to Bob over the years, he’s finally putting the rent up in line with prices in the area. Bleecker Bob’s is getting priced out.

'For the Records': Capital presents a documentary about the final days of Bleecker Bob's

Though “Bleecker Bob” is identified with some of the great names of rock and roll through the decades, and especially downtown movements from the Village’s folk scene through punk, new wave and alternative music, now, time is finally catching up with the oldest record store in the Village.

There are cracks in the black and white linoleum floor. Dust gathers on Bob’s collection of art deco clocks, many of which have stopped. Though the landlord of their building on West Third Street has been good to Bob over the years, he’s finally putting the rent up in line with prices in the area. Bleecker Bob’s is getting priced out.

'For the Records': Capital presents a documentary about the final days of Bleecker Bob's

The ‘micro-unit’ mini-apartment building is coming to New York City, Dana Rubinstein reports.
How much would you pay to live in an apartment that was between 250 and 350 square feet in size?

The ‘micro-unit’ mini-apartment building is coming to New York City, Dana Rubinstein reports.

How much would you pay to live in an apartment that was between 250 and 350 square feet in size?

"What do people think the city would be like if we weren’t doing what we’re doing?"

Police commissioner Ray Kelly saying the city would be a lot worse off if the NYPD weren’t using “proactive” methods, like stop-and-frisk, to combat crime. (via Azi’s morning Briefing)

"I think that basically what it comes down to is, the government doesn’t seem to be investing very much in public transportation these days. So I think that it’s up to private providers of transportation, such as Rockabus, to pick up the slack."

Sam Morrill, who co-founded the Rockabus, which offers a ride from Williamsburg to the Rockaways, with Ryan Hefner, a Williamsburg-based surfer and web designer.

Read more from Dana Rubinstein’s report: An inevitable hipster jitney to Rockaway, via Williamsburg

ALMOST THERE: Some N/R train stations now have countdown clocks!

ALMOST THERE: Some N/R train stations now have countdown clocks!

Morning snap by @azipaybarah.

Morning snap by @azipaybarah.

FREE WI-FI! Now available in Chelsea subway stations.

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Good news for L-train riders!
Starting June 10, the M.T.A. plans to run 16 more round-trip trains on weekdays (off peak and on peak), 11 more on Saturdays and seven more on Sundays.

Good news for L-train riders!

Starting June 10, the M.T.A. plans to run 16 more round-trip trains on weekdays (off peak and on peak), 11 more on Saturdays and seven more on Sundays.

iblanknewyork:

“Please do not eff with our logo.” From the “Logo Usage Don’ts” section of the official I Love New York Brand Standards PDF.

ALSO, an important reblog from 2011.

iblanknewyork:

“Please do not eff with our logo.” From the “Logo Usage Don’ts” section of the official I Love New York Brand Standards PDF.

ALSO, an important reblog from 2011.

Tags: NYC logo design

Awesome: Our pals at WNYC made a 2013 Mayoral candidate Tracker, compiling data, tweets and news stories, including our own! Check it out.

Awesome: Our pals at WNYC made a 2013 Mayoral candidate Tracker, compiling data, tweets and news stories, including our own! Check it out.