Archive for the ‘Manhattan’ Category

NYC Subway Map on the iPhone

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Here’s a quick and dirty way of accessing the subway map on your iPhone.

Safari to the MTA’s Subway Map:

http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm

Save as a bookmark, and you’re done.

Remember that you’ll have to load it up prior to using the subway as you’ll lose connectivity. Just load up the page, then open a new browser window so you can keep the map cached.

I’ve found that browsing the map was even easier by stripping out the the MTA’s top banner and navigation bar on the left. So I saved the map (which are 2 gif files), and created a webpage that loaded just the gifs. I then placed it on my server which I can use whenever I want. I’d make the link public, but the map is probably copyrighted, so you should make one for yourself.

Say goodbye to paper subway maps forever!

Manhattanhenge

Monday, June 4th, 2007

Last week was Manhattanhenge and one of our clients Catherine Steinmann took this amazing composite photo of the phenomenon:

Thanks for letting us post it!

No Such Thing as a Free Cup of Coffee, except…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

I was biking to work this morning along Madison Ave., and passed a Ralph Lauren store actually handing out free coffee. I think if I was walking I probably would have picked some up. Nevertheless it was surprising to see, that and the street nearly devoid of cars.

Perfect Timing

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

So yeah, they decided to strike according to NY 1. Here I am, still at work. Haven’t slept yet. It’s probably a two hour walk home.

At least I can make some coffee.

P.S. I’ll take pictures of the mess in the streets if I get a chance.

Strike Up The…

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

So they may have a transit strike. So what, I’m working all night anyway. Ha, that will teach them.

P.S. For those who depend on mass transit, which I normally do, please consider demanding that “Union Square” be renamed “Right To Work Square.”