The city Taxi and Limousine Commission surveyed more than 22,000 New Yorkers and asked them what features they wanted for the cabs of the future. The feedback included calls for easier accessibility, better passenger-driver communication – and nixing “Taxi TV.”
Meanwhile, the city recently announced three finalists in Mayor Bloomberg’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition: Ford, Nissan and Karsan USA. Proposed designs include cabs with glass roofs and built-in coolers.
The shouts of vendors at La Marqueta competed with the screeching trains overhead as shoppers and merchants recently celebrated a renovation of the longtime market, tucked beneath the elevated Metro-North tracks between 111th and 116th Sts. on Park Ave.
A pair of bishops came to the East Village last week to bear witness to a marriage of convenience between two local Catholic schools.
St. George and La Salle academies — separate schools with long histories in the neighborhood — began sharing space last fall in an effort to relieve financial pressures that had threatened each institution.
With two seconds to go and his team down by two points, Manhattan College guard Michael Alvarado let fly a shot toward the basket, 65 feet away. It banked off the backboard, went in – and gave the Jaspers a one-point win at Marist College, sparking a wild on-court celebration and thrusting Alvarado and his team into a lasting digital spotlight.
Within hours of the Jan. 30 shot of a lifetime, Alvarado’s late-game heroics were all over TV, and Web replays were being viewed around the globe.