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  • New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

    Some drivers in one specific part of New York City could have to pay new charges in a pay-to-drive plan that would charge them $11.52 to enter the busiest parts of Manhattan. Under the congestion-charge plan, according to The New York Times last Thursday, the "Fix NYC" task force working for New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed levying a charge on all vehicles that enter the island of Manhattan at any point south of 60th Street. Past congestion charge plans have failed in the state legislature, whose members historically had little sympathy for New York City and were susceptible to...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Si sedan wrecked in New York City, April 2013
    How Did This 2012 Honda Civic Si Get So Strangely Mangled?

    We see a lot of wrecked cars in our part of New York City, but this one is a real head-scratcher. It's a near-new 2012 Honda Civic Si four-door sedan that was damaged badly enough that both front wheel carriers have snapped. That means that during the process of towing it to the curb, both front...

  • Wrecked 2013 Bentley Continental GT at the curb on a street in Manhattan
    ANOTHER Wrecked Bentley! Just One Of NYC's Many Car Crashes

    Amazing. It happened again. Yes, a wrecked, all-but-brand-new 2013 Bentley Continental GT just showed up at the side of the street in Manhattan last night. Courtesy of an NYPD report taped to the windshield, however, we know a few more details on this one than we did on the wrecked Continental GTC...

  • Bentley Speed Six outside St. Regis Hotel, New York City
    Bentley Suite Debuts At New York's Posh St. Regis Hotel

    It's not every day you see a historic Bentley Speed Six parked in midtown Manhattan. But there it was, in front of the luxe St. Regis Hotel in some of the priciest real estate in the world. The classic Speed Six outside led to a new launch inside: the Bentley Suite at the St. Regis, the luxury...

  • New York City skyline
    NYC Mayor Suggests Shaming Speeders With Public Humiliation

    When it comes to slowing down drivers, conventional wisdom requires police to issue citations, which ultimately lead to points against a drivers license and points against your automobile insurance. Rack up enough license points, and you lose your ability to legally operate a motor vehicle...

  • Fisker Atlantic concept unveiling before New York Auto Show, April 2012
    Fisker Atlantic Concept: 2012 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    Will the Fisker Atlantic bring a fledgling green-luxury carmaker to profitability? Will it be built? Some analysts and industry experts are still skeptical, but if you ask Fisker Automotive CEO Tom LaSorda, its chief commercial officer Richard Beattie, or its founder Henrik Fisker, the answer will...

  • Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

    Solar panel technology has, thus far, not been of much use for automobiles. You may be able to specify a small solar panel on the 2011 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Toyota Prius, but it's mainly used to top up the energy needed to power accessories such as your air conditioning or in-car entertainment. As a system for charging electric vehicles from your home however, solar is much more effective, particularly for those in sunny climates. Houses have much larger areas to which solar panels can be mounted. As it turns out though, they aren't as efficient as they could be, thanks to a discovery made by a...

  • Aretha Franklin, at Barack Obama's inaguration.
    Aretha Franklin Charms Her Way Out Of NYC Parking Ticket

    The Queen of Soul pulled off the most impressive feat of her storied career on Monday night, when she successfully talked herself out of a parking ticket in Manhattan.

  • 2010 Toyota Yaris
    Quiet Engine, High Tech Key Blamed In Carbon Monoxide Deaths

    Carbon monoxide has occasionally been described as a silent killer, and the recent deaths of a New York man and a woman in Florida prove the phrase still runs true in modern cars. Chasity Glisson, 29 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Ernest Codelia, 79 from Queens, New York are two victims of the...

  • Clint Eastwood in GRAN TORINO
    Brooklyn's 'Gran Torino' Shooter Hailed As A Hero

    If you're a fan of car films, you've probably seen Gran Torino, the smart, gritty drama from 2008 directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Eastwood's character, Walt Kowalski, lives in a working class Michigan neighborhood that's gone steadily downhill. A curmudgeon and Korean War vet, Kowalski...

  • New York City skyline
    Video: BMW Guggenheim Lab, Improve City Living And Travel

    If you could make living, working and travelling around your city a better experience for yourself and others, you'd take the opportunity without hesitation, wouldn't you? Now is your chance. BMW Guggenheim Lab is an initiative launched by German carmaker BMW and art and culture organisation, the...

  • Audi Urban Future: Project New York, rendering of the exhibit at the Openhouse Gallery, New York
    Audi Envisions The Big Apple In 2030, E-trons Curiously Absent

    There are two things in this world that architects can't resist: funky eyewear and a good symposium. As proof of the former, we have Daniel Libeskind and Gordon Kipping. For the latter, we present the Festival of Ideas for the New City and one of its main attractions, a scale model of New York City...

  • 2011 Audi A7 TFSI quattro

    Just two days before the 2011 New York Auto Show opens to the press, Audi has launched an eye-popping marketing campaign for its sleek, sophisticated 2012 A7. Today, the five-door coupe will roll straight into Times Square -- not literally, since cars are forbidden in the pedestrian center of town, but onto a high-tech billboard. The 15,000-square-foot LED billboard sitting at the intersection of 46th and Broadway is part ad campaign, part love letter to New York. Emblazoned with the slogan, "A boldly designed car deserves a boldly designed world", the billboard features a rotating slideshow...

  • Jennifer Aniston on The View
    Jennifer Aniston, The Accidental Honda Spokesmodel

    Jennifer Aniston dropped by The View several days ago, and the interweb has been in a minor tizzy every since. Not because of anything she said, of course; Aniston isnt' exactly the kind to raise eyebrows with wacko pronouncements. (You want that, you book Jennifer Love Hewitt. Even better...

  • Burnt Lamborghini Murcielago
    Stolen Lamborghini Murcielago Goes Up In Flames

    This sorry looking Lamborghini Murcielago is the result of a fire that engulfed the $350,000 supercar earlier today in Brooklyn, New York. The car was stolen by two men who were seen fleeing from the vehicle moments before it caught on fire. It’s a well known fact that Lamborghinis are prone to...

  • Karl Lagerfeld
    Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld Descends To Earth In A Hummer

    Seriously, is there anything that man can't do?

  • Road rage driver expresses his displeasure
    Survey: New York City is the road rage capital of the U.S.

    We've all seen it, we've all done it: a stupid move on the road prompts angry reactions. It's really not much different than standing in line, except everyone weighs 3,000lb and is moving at 60mph - which raises the stakes a bit. But some places are worse for road rage than others, and a study...

  • Tesla Roadster
    Tesla expands across the globe with seven new dealerships

    Following news that the company has delivered its 500th all-electric Roadster model, Tesla has announced that it’s ready to expand its dealer network with seven new sales and service centers around the globe this summer. Prospective customers will now be able to test drive the company’s...

  • Times Square New York

    Times Square in New York may be one of the most famous landmarks in the world, thanks to its stunning array of giant, lit-up billboards and location for the city’s world famous New Years Eve celebrations, but the area will be experiencing drastic changes in the near future as the local government imposes traffic bans on it. The move will mean that the usual cacophony of car horns and yelling won't be present in Times Square anymore, leaving the area free for pedestrians to use. At the moment, city officials are only looking at banning cars between 42nd and 47th streets, as well as...

  • New York Times Square
    Study finds New York drivers to be worst in knowledge of road rules

    Residents of Idaho and Wisconsin have claimed the bragging rights as the nation's most knowledgeable drivers when it comes to road rules, following a test conducted by GMAC Insurance dubbed the National Drivers Test. Drivers from these states don't have all that much to cheer about though...

  • Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
    Gotham Dream Cars gives access to five Lamborghinis for $1,500

    A New York car rental company has come out with a fairly interesting proposition - for the relatively small sum of $1,495, the Gotham Dream Cars company will offer members of the public a five-hour, five-Lamborghini driving tour, starting at its exclusive clubhouse in Northern New Jersey. If that...

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