Yesterday, we enjoyed The New Yorker's engrossing interactive look at the strange history of NYC's most radioactive place, an auto shop in Queens that occupies a former factory that produced radioactive thorium for the Atomic Energy Commission. Today, after months of study, the Environmental Protection Agency decided…
Last month, officials in New York determined that it would cost $53 million to fix and restore the New York State Pavilion, the series of hulking space-age structures built in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the 1964-65 World's Fair. Should these deteriorating ruins be preserved?
You might miss Empire Drive-In if you don't know it's there. This theater looks like the average junkyard, full of old cars and salvaged wood. Yet on nights and weekends, it transforms into a one-of-a-kind movie theater with a twist: The junked cars are the seats.
If somebody went and made kvetching an organized sport, New Yorkers would no doubt be among the game's most preternaturally gifted bellyachers. But what, exactly, would they complain about?
Holy crap this is excellent. Many of you are probably familiar with the intimidating crackle and flash of electricity-generating Tesla coils — but watch what happens when you combine them with wearable suits that behave like Faraday cages. It's like watching a shootout between Raiden and Emperor Palpatine.
This time it was no hype. Sandy rampaged through New York, New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast. The damage has been enormous: more than a hundred dead, massive flooding everywhere, collapsed buildings, generator malfunctions in hospitals, multiple fires, city-wide blackouts and explosions in power plants.
China's not the only country that has a problem with counterfeit Apple products—even NYC is plagued with knock-off iStuff, according to Reuters. The Queens area of NY has seen two stores, Apple Story and Fun Zone, hit by Apple's legal might.
In the 1920s, South Edgemere in Queens was a thriving summertime destination replete with bungalows and a boardwalk. Nowadays, these 20 or so unused blocks have been abandoned to seaside squatters and gangs of wild dogs.