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More than 19 million travellers pass through JFK airport each year. That leads to a lot of standing around in lines, either waiting to get through customs or waiting for baggage at the carousel -- even just getting a cab. So, to improve the queuing experience for passengers, JFK airport is rolling...

August 20th 2015 at 3:12pm 0 Comments
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Drivers commuting into Manhattan will soon have more options for charging up their Model S. Tesla plans to put charging units in two dozen garages around the borough through an upcoming partnership. The units will offer quicker 240-volt charging, besting the speeds of regular ol' household outlet....

August 13th 2015 at 8:28pm 0 Comments
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After battling with not only Uber, but also celebrities and New York Governor Cuomo, the De Blasio administration has shelved plans to cap Uber growth in New York City. At least until after it conducts a four month study on the effect of Uber on traffic according to the New York Times. The proposa...

July 22nd 2015 at 4:32pm 0 Comments
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Uber cars began outnumbering yellow cabs in NYC back in March, but that will change if Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal passes. See, de Blasio wants to put a cap on the number of licenses given out to ride-sharing companies. Obviously, Uber isn't happy about that, so it's putting the mayor on blast...

July 16th 2015 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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If you've been itchin' for a chance to take littleBits' collection of electronic blocks for a spin before handing over funds, you'll soon get a chance. Well, so long as you're planning a trip to NYC. The company is opening its first retail shop on July 31st on West Broadway in SoHo, giving eager D...

July 16th 2015 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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NYC agreed to convert old payphones into hotspots back in 2014, and now a Massachusetts company called BigBelly wants to add connectivity to its smart trash cans, as well. BigBelly has applied for a grant from the Mayor's Office to be able to turn hundreds of its products into hotspots specificall...

July 16th 2015 at 1:31am 0 Comments
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Despite its incredible reach, Amazon has always had to play catch-up with brick and mortar retailers when it comes to getting products in customers' hands. If you're in a pinch, you can normally visit a local store and walk out with exactly what you need. Amazon has taken steps to cut waiting time...

May 18th 2015 at 9:58am 0 Comments
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You know us, we like to hang out with you, the readers, every chance we get. So let's make that happen tonight in New York City, at the Barcade in Manhattan's East Village, and in San Francisco at the Public House. All you need to do is bring cash for drinks, food and any arcade games you'd like t...

May 14th 2015 at 3:48pm 0 Comments
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What's that? You want a Big Mac combo for lunch but don't have time to venture out? Well, if you happen to be in New York City, McDonald's will soon bring that double-decker burger to you. The company announced today that it will test a 24-hour delivery service in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan as...

May 4th 2015 at 2:01pm 0 Comments
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In an ambitious effort to close New York City's digital divide, the De Blasio administration has announced that it's going to spend $70 million bringing high-speed internet access to the city's residents. An estimated 22 percent of New Yorkers overall lack a home internet connection (with that num...

May 4th 2015 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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Amazon's rumored new travel site has appeared and it's well, exactly as rumored. While the company previously sold flash-sale hotel rooms as part of Amazon Local, alongside steep discounts, Destinations is more about curated hotels. The service currently focuses on areas around LA, New York and Se...

April 22nd 2015 at 4:49am 0 Comments
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You may see yellow taxis as virtually synonymous with New York City transportation, but you might have to reconsider that image before too long. New Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows that Uber cars now outnumber cabs on NYC streets, with 14,088 black and luxury vehicles versus 13,587 taxis...

March 18th 2015 at 9:02pm 0 Comments