It may come as a surprise to you that the NYPD has not been tracking bike accidents this whole time, because for whatever reason bike crashes just didn’t seem that important to a city that has lots of stopping and frisking to do. Today, The Daily News has the scoop that the NYPD has finally started tracking bike accidents and treating them like car crashes by writing full accident reports, instead of the short information cards they used to fill out. All this means that the city will be documenting and tracking accidents to look for trends, which is surely a good thing for anyone concerned about bike safety and the availability of bike lanes (unless, of course, the data show you are all biking drunk on sidewalks all the time). And it least it means you won’t have to track your own accidents from now on.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]