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.
A man in Long Island has been arrested after he shot his girlfriend while the two were watching The Walking Dead. The source of the dispute? She said the show was unrealistic and he went all crazy on her. Nobody introduce this guy to Star Trek.
Just a reminder New Yorkers, if you haven’t gotten out to vote already or you’re not sure where to vote, because of the hurricane, you can vote at any polling place in New York state. If you are a resident of New York City or Westchester, Long Island or Rockland County, you can vote anywhere in the state of New York. So go do it.
New Jersey environmental officials say 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled after a storage tank was lifted and ruptured from the surge from superstorm Sandy.
With a storm as big as Sandy, hitting an area so densely populated by so many people with cameras in their pockets and Twitter and Facebook and Instagram accounts, the most unprecedented thing about Sandy is the gigantic volume of pictures taken of the natural disaster. This large gallery is only a tiny fraction of what’s out there.