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New York City’s parking signs get a facelift

New York City’s parking signs get a facelift

February 7, 2014

New York’s parking signage can involve a confusing tangle of Thou Shalts and Thou Shalt Nots, not to mention the perpetually confusing alternate-side parking rules. That may be the case, but at least one designer believes the new signs could be further improved. Nikki Sylianteng, a Brooklyn-based independent designer, has come up with another redesign […]

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Electric vehicle charging stations: Too little, too late?

Electric vehicle charging stations: Too little, too late?

October 28, 2013

Early next year, those who live and work near New York City’s Washington Square Park can expect to see workers installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the area. The stations won’t be as large and imposing as those of the past, though. In fact, they’re designed to blend with the urban environment: NY-based HEVO […]

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Shakespeare finds an unusual stage — an NYC parking lot

Shakespeare finds an unusual stage — an NYC parking lot

August 14, 2013

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare. Little did he know that one day his plays would be performed in a Lower East Side parking lot. For more than a decade, The Drilling Company has been staging the bard’s plays in parking lots. This year, they are performing “Richard III,” a decision made after the king’s bones […]

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Life’s new luxury: automated parking garages

Life’s new luxury: automated parking garages

August 9, 2013

A parking space is a precious commodity, so much so that some people are ready to spend an insane amount of money to have one. As cities become more space-starved, parking becomes more and more of a luxury experience. Take, for example, how car owners and real estate developers are investing in automated parking garages. […]

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NYC to quintuple fines for illegal street painting

NYC to quintuple fines for illegal street painting

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some New York City residents get aggressive about saving their parking spot, painting curbs yellow or scrawling messages like “24 Hour No Parking” in spray paint to prevent others from parking. Although street painting like this is considered illegal defacement, many still risk it, reasoning that other drivers and law enforcement officials will not realize […]

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Disabled parking for tourists in NYC? Fuhgeddaboudit

Disabled parking for tourists in NYC? Fuhgeddaboudit

April 22, 2013

How accessible is New York? John Robinson’s story sheds some light: John Robinson is 3’9” tall. Earlier this month, he was issued a parking ticket outside a restaurant in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Robinson, visiting New York City as a tourist, had parked on the street since there was no disabled parking space available. […]

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