Monthly Archives: March 2006

Did the Indiana Minivan Get a Good Deal?

Last weekend, the omnipresent photoblogger Joe Schumacher wrote in on March 26 to note that he attempted to visit the minivan from Indiana that was parked in the same 1-hour space for a week. Sadly (from the perspective of spectacle), … Continue reading

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NYC Is Best City to Live in During an Oil Crisis

A national group has just issued a press release stating what Starts & Fits has known for years: New York City is the best place to live in case oil gets more expensive. In the words of CNNMoney: New Yorkers … Continue reading

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GM Sponsors News of SUV-Rollover Injuries

This is a sign of GM’s desperation for advertising, or just the logical result of the ubiquity of car ads? An 18-year-old who swerved on the highway because someone cut him off rolled his Chevy SUV over, hospitalizing two teenagers, … Continue reading

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We’re This Close on a Central Park Car Ban

Transportation Alternatives is having a big rally at City Hall at noon on Sunday in support of a summer’s worth of 24/7 traffic-free bliss in Central Park. (We’re talking about banning traffic from the loop drive, where you walk, jog, … Continue reading

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Coolest Subway Map Ever

Every once in a while you come across something on the net that is exactly what you wish you could have done, if only you had the technological skills. I came across on NY Turf today (I know, I’m probably … Continue reading

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Yankee Stadium Rail Station ‘Not in the Cards’

Starts & Fits’ correspondent Juan “Coney Island” Rivero sends along a link to an article detailing transportation plans for the new Yankee Stadium. Starts & Fits has spent a number of very enjoyable afternoons and evenings at the House that … Continue reading

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Downtown Brooklyn’s Pedestrian-Only Corner

Usually when I find myself in Downtown Brooklyn it’s during the off hours, the evenings or weekends, it seems. But last week, I had a business lunch there. Walking through the packed streets and looking up at the Marriott hotel … Continue reading

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Parking Math: Tow It Yourself

As of 3:30 this afternoon, our friend from Indiana was still parked on Fifth Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets, collecting more parking tickets after occupying the same one-hour space for a week. How long can this situation continue? Hopefully … Continue reading

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Welcome to New York

New York’s built environment is unique in the United States for being the only place in the country where a car is more trouble than it’s worth, and where it’s easier to get around without one. The transit-heavy infrastructure allows … Continue reading

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Congestion Pricing and Underused Subways

Besides fouling the air and clogging the streets, congestion in New York City costs every man, woman and child in the city real money as prices of goods delivered by trucks stuck in traffic rise to make up for added … Continue reading

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