With the world striving to get back to visions of normalcy, New York City has a real treat for both LIRR commuters and Amtrak travelers. The Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station opened to the public on January 1st, 2021, and is being discovered as travel slowly returns. A unique point to note, many commuters have yet to...
Buckle up.. A 23-year old man from Wanaque, New Jersey is in trouble for allegedly driving a Dodge Challenger a mind-boggling 145 mph in a 65 mph zone on Route 17 in Orange County, New York. The incident took place on Friday at around 10:15 AM (sounds like a wonderful time go 145 mph).  Jeremy van Leuvan was reportedly seen speeding...
A ride-sharing service named ‘Via’ launched today in Jersey City.  The service costs $2.00 per ride anywhere in downtown Chilltown and $.50 per miles outside the downtown area.  Typically, you will find a spot within a couple blocks of your location.  You will notice their fleet of trademark purple vans out and about. Hackensack is Changing and in the Middle...
Heads up, the Port Authority has announced the Upper Level of The George Washington Bridge into the city has been closed due to falling ice. Falling ice has been a problem today throughout our area, with street closures around World Trade Center area on Day and Church.  Broadway is also closed from 59th to 57th street as well as 7th...
In the ever-evolving turf war between cars and pedestrians, we have a new fiasco.  Starting Friday, the city will be creating a “pedestrian zone” around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.  With the growing holiday tourism in the city, this seems like a natural progression for the area. Bryant Park is Bringing Back ‘Ice Bumper Cars’ in FrostFest These New...
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Before calling for an on-demand car one should ask some very important questions to assure safety and protection. The two major queries that one should have an answer to before entering the unknown car and driver are: What should one look for in the car to ensure driver is properly suited to transport, and how can one avoid being...
What:  A Ticker-tape Celebration of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team celebrating their 4th World Cup. Where:  The Parade - Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan (Broadway from the Battery to City Hall) The Ceremony – City Hall. When: The Parade starts at 9:30 AM.  The Ceremony starts at 10:30 AM. History:  This is the 206th ticker-tape parades in New York City...
A new study by USZC has compiled a list of the longest commutes by zip code for each state.  As expected for New York, all the zips are in New York City while New Jersey is a greater mix of various parts of the state. NEW YORK #      ZIP           LOCATION           ...
Full disclosure, my two favorite subjects are NJ Transit and the MTA.  Recently, most of the attention has been on the crumbling infrastructure and filthy subway stations, but across the Hudson a new problem is arising.   We are in the midst of a NJ Transit Engineer protest.  The engineers allege that NJ Transit has violated their collective bargaining agreement. ...
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In the ever-changing sport of driving in New York there are new changes.  Without any warning, NYC made a long stretch of 11th Avenue on Manhattan’s West Side a one-way street.  This sudden change was also met with a ticket blitz for New York and New Jersey commuters. The changes will affect 11th Ave southbound from 57th street to the Lincoln...
In the past week the state of New York passed a budget that will have huge ramifications for the Empire State.  Spoiler Alert: things are not getting less expensive. Congestion Pricing - The bridge and tunnel crowd will not like the congestion plan that will go into effect in 2021.  The Manhattan plan marks the first congestion plan in the...
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Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded guilty in Manhattan to second-degree harassment of a Orangeburg man.  The altercation took place over a parking space in Greenwich Village on November 2nd, 2018. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that Alec must enter a short-term anger management program, however, he will not serve any time or be placed on probation. Baldwin...
New York City is officially entering the future.   In the summer of 2020, The MTA will begin rolling out 10 newly designed subway cars.  The new Kawasaki-made cars will feature large LED and digital advertising that can change color to match any color scheme.  This is a far cry from the "garbage can-like cars" with gold and blue that we...
This morning, the new bridge will be shut down in both directions as demolition is under way.  The explosive are set to remove the last remnants of the original Tappan Zee Bridge.  There are breakfast viewing parties set up along the Westchester and Rockland sides of the Hudson River to watch the explosions.  If you are unable to make...
Bergen County, NJ Just in time for the Christmas rush, the price of a barrel of crude oil has continued to drop further this week.  This caused gas prices to dip to a US average of $2.44, prices not seen in a number of years.  Gas is currently averaging $2.44 in New Jersey and $2.70 in New York.  Parts of...
Hoboken New Jersey, known for its incredible city views, Sinatra, fresh mutz, baseball and an over abundance of parking tickets.  If you need a master's degree to park in Manhattan then you'll need a doctorate to figure out parking in the mile square city.  Starting January 1st 2019, the city will introduce a new dynamic parking rate similar to...