The New York City subway system isn’t the most confusing thing in the world, but trains don’t stop if you’re confused, and if you’re new to the city or visiting, standing in front if those worn out and faded paper maps to figure out which lines you should take can be frustrating. Promised a year ago, the future of subway navigation is finally in NYC. First installed at Grand Central station with rollouts to other stops based on passenger volume, the new giant touchscreens will tell you exactly how to get where you’re going and if there are any delays etc.
Nobody likes texting and driving except when you’re the one doing it. Knowing that it’s dangerous, and knowing that people are going to do it anyway, especially in a state as amped up as New York, the state has recently started installing “texting zones” along the side of its highways, to give busy and antsy people plenty of places to pull over and send their text messages before they accidentally careen off a bridge into a bus full of school children because “lol :)” can’t wait one damn minute.
35 miles from Syracuse, New York, nestled in over 90,000 acres of secluded, state-preserved forest, you’ll find the Camp Georgetown Correctional Facility. In its heyday, it held 262 prisoners. Today, this isolated, self-sufficient, ultimate apocalypse survival fortress is for sale … and, for just $390,000, it could be yours.
In response to Texas governor Rick Perry putting out radio ads across the country to try and get businesses to move to the Lone Star State, Lewis Black launches his own anti-Texas campaign. It’s truly a thing of beauty.
Pay phones are nearly dead breed, because who doesn’t have a phone in their pocket or quick access to one? But instead of getting rid of all the old pay phones, NYC is redesigning many of them to be 21st century hubs of information. The above picture is an illustration of the winning design of the NYC Payphone Design Challenge. Called “NYFi”, it’s a large touchscreen where people can not only make calls, request information, get directions and even get new MetroCards.
Saying something like a driver’s license is impossible to forge is sort of a bold statement, but New York’s new licenses certainly won’t make it easy. not like the old paper laminated ones that many states used to have that made license forgery a breeze.
Unless you’re a NYC native, the New York subway system can be a little confusing. Not daunting, but if you’re not used to the city, expect yourself to be crowded around an old paper subway map, trying to figure out where you are and where you need to go. In the near future, even complete out of town idiots will be able to easily navigate the subway with the help of real time touch screen kiosks. It tells you where you are, you tap where you want to go and voila!
If you live in New York or are planning a trip to New York, a good MTA subway app can be a good starting place for getting to where you need to go like a pro. Now the MTA has released its own iPhone app that lets you track train departures and arrivals in real time before you buy your ticket.