The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has partnered with technology company Control Group to bring subway commuters the “On The Go” interactive touchscreens. The new 47-inch displays will deliver real-time station directions including transfers and line alerts, countdowns until train arrival, and service updates, and will also include video cameras, microphones, and Wi-Fi. The MTA will ..read more..
The Empty America time-lapse video series uses special effects to remove all signs of life from major cities, wiping tourists and moving cars from the streets of San Francisco and Seattle. Produced by Ross Ching for Thrash Lab, the latest episode featuring New York City, however, came out the day Sandy made landfall and looks all too spooky so sudden after the disaster… The ..read more..
To mark the launch of BikeNYC.org, an expansive bike sharing system in New York City, Transportation Alternatives and Mother NY launch a series of billboards and print ads to promote the scheme. The ads promotes BikeNYC.org and hopes to establish the website as an vital destination for New York bikers, with information on events and social biking. Using an ..read more..
New York City’s Department of Records has announced the public release of almost one million images of the city and its municipal operations. Gathered from the Municipal Archives of more than 2.2 million images (dating as far back as the late 1800′s), the photographs feature daily construction in New York to graphic gangland violence. Check out some of ..read more..
The final phase of the High Line public space project, which was unveiled last October, is being called “The High Line at the Rail Yards” and will weave through the Hudson Yards project, running from 30th to 34th Streets. The plans include play sections for kids, as well an amphitheater performance space at 30th and 10th. Construction will ..read more..
New York boasts some fascinating subway art, and now there’s an app to help you explore it. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s Arts for Transit division has launched the smartphone guide, which you can access by downloading travel navigation iPhone app Meridian and choosing the MTA option. Within the app, works are organized by subway or railroad ..read more..