Traffic backed up in the canyons of the Financial District.
Rightly or wrongly, I tend to think of the winter as having cleaner air. But how much extra pollution is being pumped into the air during the strike?
A tough job in the cold. We’ll spend a lot of money in police overtime.
New York City knows how to do HOV. Most cities are lucky to have a weak HOV-2 lane in effect during rush hours. We have an HOV city, and it’s a four-person requirement.
Traffic on Canal Street. Actually, this looks sort of normal.
Gridlock under the Brooklyn Bridge.
A few images from 12:01 a.m. Friday
Pedicabs and the news media were prepared for the strike outside Grand Central Terminal as the contract deadline neared.
The scene inside the terminal was normal at the stroke of midnight.
A train pulled into Grand Central minutes after the deadline passed, its crew suddenly working without a contract.
Images I saw, but missed photographing: 1) A knucklehead driving a Hummer with nobody else but himself in the midst of a HOV-4 area. 2) A young woman sitting bundled up on her bike on packed, honking, freezing, pedestrian-choked Canal Street, warming herself with a bowl of steaming won-ton soup. 3) Swarms of cyclists walking their bikes toward the Brooklyn Bridge.