One of New York City’s major subway lines connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan will be out of commission for months, maybe years, and some residents are preparing for an end-of-days scenario. A few enterprising New Yorkers have proposed a gondola, but building it will be nearly as pricey and time-consuming as the subway…
If you’re happy to share an Uber in Manhattan, from today you’ll be able to grab a ride for $5, maximum. But—and there had to be a but—you’ll only be able to use the service during commuter hours and you may have to walk a little, too.
The World Trade Center Transit Hub—aka The (other) Oculus—has already gone down in history as the most expensive train station, ever. The grand total was $4 billion, about twice what it was supposed to cost, and more than the skyscraper adjacent to it. But there might be another record-breaking figure associated with…
It’s summer. You’re hot. You’re thirsty. You surreptitiously crack open a Miller High Life tall boy in Central Park—right in front of a cop. Don’t worry. Thanks to new borough-wide policy, you probably won’t get arrested. Cheers!
A couple of New York-based architectural and design firms are Kickstarting what could be the ultimate souvenir of the city—next to those tiny Statue of Libertys you can find everywhere. Imagine hanging an incredibly detailed 12-foot long model of the entire island of Manhattan on your wall.
WGN America’s Manhattan ended its critically acclaimed second season with a bang — the detonation of the first nuclear bomb on July 6, 1945. As the series awaits news on whether it will be cancelled or renewed, io9 caught up with creator Sam Shaw to find out how he turned real history into drama.
We’ve been building up all season for this: Last night, Manhattan ended its second season with a stunning recreation of the historic Trinity Test 70 years ago—and one last innocent casualty of the race to build the bomb.
There’s just 48 hours left until the Trinity Test, and Charlie Isaacs must make a choice: Be a good man, or be a monster, thereby condemning tens of thousands of innocent civilians to a gruesome death. Spies are unveiled, and trusts are betrayed, in the penultimate episode of Manhattan.
The scheming and manipulation on the Hill intensify, just as the end of the war seems to be in sight, on this week’s episode of Manhattan. Various parties are seeking to insure their future prosperity once they return to civilian life, leading to a brilliant unexpected double-cross.
This week’s episode of Manhattan gives us a case study in how small compromises can eat away at a person’s integrity over time—as Jim Meeks makes a critical choice, that transforms him from well-meaning spy to true villain.
Events are on the brink of going critical on this week’s episode of Manhattan. Frank Winter tries to rally the scientific troops to his cause—and wrestles with an infamous plutonium core.
On the latest episode of Manhattan, the physicists assigned to developing the gun model design for the atomic bomb hit a major obstacle that threatens to sink the gun model for good. It’s a dilemma ripped straight from the history books, along with the eventual solution.
This week’s episode of Manhattan is all about controlling the wild card that is rogue physicist Frank Winter. Colonel Darrow tightens the screws, to reveal just how ruthless he’s prepared to be when it comes to maintaining discipline in his camp.
The physicists on the Hill face a crisis of leadership in their quest to build an atomic bomb on this week’s episode of Manhattan, as Robert Oppenheimer contemplates relinquishing the throne for love. And it makes for an interesting case study of the challenges involved in the fictional portrayal of a beloved…
The first two episodes of Manhattan season two brought explosive plot twists and intense set pieces. This week’s offering, “The Threshold,” is all about strategy, carefully moving the various chess pieces into place for the eventual endgame. And we also learned a lot more about the motives of our unlikely spy, the…
Manhattan isn’t wasting any time raising the stakes this season. Much of this week’s episode was a set piece centered on the plight of “disappeared” physicist Frank Winter as his situation goes from bad to worse. It’s entitled “Fatherland,” but the writers could just as easily have called it, “Oh, Just Give John…
WGN America’s Manhattan is basically Mad Men with atomic bombs, and it’s a brilliant show. Last night, the series returned, after an explosive season 1 finale that left viewers hanging as to the fates of several major characters. And it’s better than ever.
Before the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges, there was High Bridge, arcing far above the Harlem River to connect Manhattan to the Bronx. Originally designed as an aqueduct in 1848, the bridge was closed for the past 40 years until a ribbon-cutting yesterday reopened it to foot traffic.
No question, an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated over midtown Manhattan would destroy the city. But the warhead's sheer power is hard to fully grasp: roads so hot it's impossible to drive for days, superheated hurricane-force winds, and 100 square miles of fire.