Saturday, November 29, 2014

Couple get married on the N train - NY Daily News

 Hector Irakliotis, 26, and Tatyana Sandler, 25, get married on the N train on Friday.Couple get married on the N train - NY Daily News

(Excerpt)
She walked down the subway aisle — dodging poles — as the best man held up an iPhone blasting “City Love” by John Mayer.

The couple chose the N for their “I do’s” because they spent a good deal of their courtship traveling on it.

Indiana road signs hacked, F-bombs get posted

The Indiana Department of Transportation shut down electronic highway signs in Martinsville after a hacker posted profane messages.Indiana road signs hacked, F-bombs get posted - NY Daily News

Holiday travelers in the Hoosier State saw some profane messages Friday morning on electronic highway signs.

“Slow the f--- down,’ read one. “Merry F------ New Year,” read another.

Several motorists complained to the Indiana Department of Transportaion’s emergency center and the the electronic highway signs were shut down, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Well, that’s not very nice. An unknown hacker managed to take control of some electronic signs in Indiana.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

25 M.P.H. Speed Limit Takes Effect in New York - NYTimes.com

25 M.P.H. Speed Limit Takes Effect in New York - NYTimes.com
(Excerpt)
The 25-mile-per-hour speed limit that went into effect in New York City on Friday did not slow a black Mercedes that blazed a path down the middle lane of Madison Avenue at a brisk 34 miles per hour around 1 p.m. Nor did it deter the drivers of a tow truck going 32 m.p.h. or a city bus lumbering along at 28 m.p.h. Even a police car was spotted darting through traffic, though no emergency was apparent.

In a city where any hint of open asphalt can take the edge off a day mired in traffic, the dawn of a new speed limit did not change much.

Cluttered roads still seemed to dictate speed far more than did the city’s new mandate, which dropped the default limit from 30 m.p.h. to 25.

Fear of enforcement was palpable. “Snitches get stitches!” one passer-by called out to a reporter who was monitoring cars’ speed with a radar gun on Madison Avenue near 39th Street.

But for many city residents who still step off the curb with a sense of dread, the first day of a slightly slower city carried with it a sense of promise.

“It’s like Nascar out here,” Carolyn Coates, 58, said ruefully as she approached an intersection along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx where the more open road invites speeders.

“We need this for the kids, for the elderly,” she added, referring to the lowered speed limit.

Though the new limit is already in effect on all city streets unless otherwise posted, city officials said there were no plans for a ticket blitz.

Nor did they expect police officers to begin splitting hairs at speeds just above 25 m.p.h.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New York Habitat on Twitter: "Loving this #autumn view of the #Manhattan skyline from the #Brooklyn Heights promenade

New York Habitat on Twitter: "Loving this #autumn view of the #Manhattan skyline from the #Brooklyn Heights promenade via @oneandonlycory http://t.co/A79oPRkozv"

Driver ejected and killed in car crash on Belt Parkway in Brooklyn

undefinedDriver ejected and killed in car crash on Belt Parkway in Brooklyn | 7online.com

WABCBy Dray Clark
Monday, November 03, 2014 07:42AM

CANARSIE (WABC) -- A driver was killed early Monday morning when his car crashed and plunged off the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn.

Around 2 a.m., a 27-year old man driving a sedan was heading eastbound on the Belt near Rockaway Parkway in Canarsie when he struck a guardrail.

Police say the driver swerved across the roadway, and struck another guardrail and then a light pole.

He was ejected from his vehicle onto the parkway, where he was pronounced dead.

His car flipped off the guardrail and fell about 30 feet to the ground below

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New York Marathon

NYTimes: With Gadgetry, New York Marathon May Be Watched Like No Other http://nyti.ms/1u4cyYl

Story behind that ’10 hours of walking in NYC’ viral street harassment video

The story behind that ’10 hours of walking in NYC’ viral street harassment video - The Washington Post

Lots of reaction to this and she has been threatened.

Photos: Gowanus Canal Becomes Highway To Hades For The Dreary Coast: Gothamist

Photos: Gowanus Canal Becomes Highway To Hades For The Dreary Coast: Gothamist
(Excerpt)
The story never takes itself too seriously, and under Stark's direction the performance ebbed and flowed seamlessly between delightful theatrical artifice and the truth of the present moment, which was that a group of strangers dressed in hooded cloaks had piled into a boat on a toxic canal to explore a different, somewhat forbidden, part of New York City, hopefully without falling in.

Running on the Coney Island Boardwalk

Used filter and muted outdoor colors to focus on the runner.

Citi Bike tells members its rates would increase 'in the coming days' but make the switch 12 hours later - NY Daily News

After announcing imminent price hikes this week, the Citi Bike program fired off an email Tuesday to members promising that they could renew their annual memberships at the current rates, adding they would let them know 'in the coming days' when the increase would take place. The annual membership rate hiked to $149 12 hours later.Citi Bike tells members its rates would increase 'in the coming days' but make the switch 12 hours later - NY Daily News
After announcing imminent price hikes this week, the bike-share program fired off an email Tuesday to members promising that they could renew their annual memberships at the current rates, adding they would let them know 'in the coming days' when the increase would take place. The annual membership rate hiked to $149 12 hours later.