Tag Archives: Gothamist

Woman Deservedly Receives Lifetime Ban from Uber

Uber

Uber changed the game in a big way for those who are looking for a potentially better option than a traditional taxi.

The company offers competitive prices but has had some trouble recently. For instance, an executive stepped down due to sexual contact with an employee. CEO Travis Kalanick was also caught on camera verbally abusing a driver.

So how did one passenger get a lifetime ban? Continue reading Woman Deservedly Receives Lifetime Ban from Uber

This Is Now Illegal On The Brooklyn Bridge

brooklyn bridge
image: DOT press release

The first time I ever saw those Love Locks on a bridge was somewhere in the Baltics around 10 years back. (I’m pretty sure that it was in Latvia.)

It’s definitely common to see them on bridges all around the world but one city now has a warning for tourists. If you’re visiting NYC you might want to follow a message not to put locks on the Brooklyn Bridge. Continue reading This Is Now Illegal On The Brooklyn Bridge

LinkNYC: No More Web Search from Kiosks Due To Porn & Masturbation

LinkNYC

Early in 2016 I wrote about a very interesting and potentially useful communications network coming to New York City called LinkNYC.

The systems were to provide free WiFi, charging ports, phone calls around the country and more. Due to some pretty disgusting reasons, one feature was recently removed from LinkNYC. Continue reading LinkNYC: No More Web Search from Kiosks Due To Porn & Masturbation

LaGuardia Airport Locked Down for 20 Minutes

LaGuardia Airport

Traffic at New York’s LaGuardia Airport has been a mess due to construction going on to (hopefully) bring the facility up to par with airports around the world.

There have been delays getting into and when departing LGA. It’s also been a pain when you try to find your Uber since there is less space for cars to pullover. Continue reading LaGuardia Airport Locked Down for 20 Minutes

Man Tells 911 Girlfriend Has Bomb on Plane to Stop Her From Leaving

bomb on plane
image: Wikimedia Commons

Over the years I’ve posted a few stories that I’d consider to be stupid news.

I just came across one of the stupidest (but funniest stories) related to flying. Continue reading Man Tells 911 Girlfriend Has Bomb on Plane to Stop Her From Leaving