The TCS New York City Marathon is both an athletic event and a city wide spectator sport.  The 2018 NYC Marathon will take place on November 4th, with competitors coming from around the world, hoping to complete the 26.2 mile course through all five boroughs of New York City.  Below is a full map of the route for the marathon. 5 bridges: ...
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           ...
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...
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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...
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...
This week NYC is rolling out a two-year pilot program, the new app will offer conveniences that other ride-hailing apps already provide. The Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a new smartphone app for yellow and green taxis that will allow passengers to get fare pricing upfront, surge-free pricing, and estimated arrival times before they hail a trip. Waave was created “for...
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...
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...
Midtown, Manhattan This is the week where you question why the United Nations is in Manhattan. Over 95 percent of the worlds leaders are in NYC this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly.  NYPD are planning on more than 150 motorcades and 67 protests.  The heaviest delays and closures will be up and down the east side.  M15 Buses (local...
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...
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...
Tarrytown, NY & South Nyack, NY (25 miles from the GWB) L'Chaim, we made it!  Regardless of your political beliefs, I for one am glad that the damn bridge is finished.  It doesn't matter if you call it the Tappan Zee Bridge, The Cuomo Bridge or The Cynthia Nixon Bridge or any other name...  It is complete and a viable main...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...