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MAP: Know your hurricane emergency evacuation zones in NYC

Hurricane Joaquin has been upgraded to a category 4 storm and is considered to be extremely dangerous. According to the National Hurricane Center, the threatening storm is expected to increase its force after passing through the Bahamas in the next 24 hours. UPDATE: Hurricane Joaquin now '...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:23pm

Interactive map shows which countries consume the most alcohol

With St. Patrick's Day coming up and everyone acting a little bit Irish on the holiday — with13 million pints of Guinness expected to be drunk — Voucherclouddecided to find out which country is the booziest.Using World Health Organizationand the online discount code provider's own data from 2010 to...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:31am

Puerto Rican Day Parade 2016 street closures and MTA info

New York City will host the 59th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 12. Revelers will fill the streets to watch the parade march down Fifth Avenue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.The parade will span over 35 blocks and include approximately 100,000 participants. About 1.5 million...

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 1:35am

Villanova victory parade route, street closures and SEPTA info

OnFriday April 8, Philadelphia will honor the Villanova men’s basketball national championship team with a parade in Center City.The parade will begin at1 p.m. at 20th and Market streets and make its way down to Dilworth Park where it will end with a rally.Thousands of proud and screaming Villanova...

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 7:12am

MAP: NYC sees increase in subway slashings

As it appears, New York City has a slashing problem.Since January, there have been at least eight slashings in New York City. Six of them were incidents that took place on the subway. All of those incidents are unrelated.Following the rash of slashings, New Yorkers are urged to remain alert while...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 1:28am

MAP: New York City street closures for New Year's Eve

This is a no-brainer.Just about every New Yorker knows and understands the Times Square area will an absolute madhouse during the New Year's Eve celebration. Approximately 1 million revelers are expected to pack Times Square that night. It is advised that you don't drive anywhere in this area.The...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 3:06am

Star Wars Google map lets you explore the streets of Earth

If you ever fantasized about what it would be like to zoom around town in Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, then your fantasy will become a [virtual] reality today.Just in time for the much hyped "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," a fan created a modified version of Google Street View that...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 10:14pm

MAP: NYC street closures for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015

The 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on Thursday and will shut down several New York City streets and draw thousands of onlookers.Parade organizers suggest spectators arrive around 6 a.m., and recommend anywhere along Central Park West for the best view.Here are some Macy's...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 11:34pm

Google Maps releases traffic and search trends during Thanksgiving holiday

Every year thousands of New Yorkers will travel in, out and around New York for the Thanksgiving holiday. Of course, this means there are usually major traffic jams.On Tuesday, the people over at Google released data to show holiday traffic trends in New York.If you’re planning to travel on...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:29am

Apple Maps debuts mapped T routes and stations

The GPS apps on smartphones are a life-saver for directionally challenged folks scurrying through the labyrinth of street layout in the Greater Boston Area. But navigating the T has proven to be a game of chance on many platforms.Apple Maps on the iOS 9 is hoping to provide some much needed digital...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:52pm

MAP: NYC street closures for Columbus Day Parade Sunday, Monday

Several streets will be closed this weekend for the Hispanic Columbus Day Parade and celebration on Sunday and the Columbus Day Parade held on Monday.The Hispanic Columbus Day Parade will march up Fifth Avenue from 44th to 67th streets on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.The following streets will be...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 5:28pm

MAP: NYC weekend street closures, September 25 - 27

Pope Francis may be leaving New York City to visit Philadelphia, but that doesn't mean there won't be streets closures this weekend for other events happening around town.The United Nations Genral Assembly will continue to have several streets closed in the city along with normal weekend festivals...

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 8:25pm

Interactive map lets you read all coverage of Pope Francis’ NYC visit

As Pope Francis makes his way from Washington, D.C. to visit New York City, there will be coverage of his visit from every news organization in the city. You can follow Metro’s coverage of Pope Francis in our special section. RELATED: MAP: New York City street closures during Pope Francis' visit....

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 4:25pm

NYC street closures map: UN General Assembly, parades, festivals, fairs

The United Nations General Assembly will be held in New York City and will affect motor traffic in areas near the United Nations Headquarters from Friday September, 18 to October 3.Beginning next week, Pope Francis will be viisiting New York City and there will be adidtional street closures...

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 4:18pm

MAP: NYC street closures during Pope Francis' visit

If you're a New Yorker you already know about the traffic woes every year during the last week of September due to the United Nations General Assembly. This year, traffic confusion and street closures will double because Pope Francis is visting New York City.Beginning on Friday, Sept. 24 at...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 2:13pm

NYC street closures map: Century Bike Tour, American Muslim Day Parade and more

Several major streets will be closed at various times throughout the weekend for events includingtheSusan G. Komen Run Walk, and the United American Muslim Parade. It's best to be prepared in advance. Use public transportation.The following street closures are for city events this weekend,...

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 12:40am

NYC street closures map: September 11 Ceremony

The 9-11 memorial ceremony will take place tomorrow in lower Manhattan to remember the thousands of victims lost on September 11, 2001.During the ceremony the names of victims will be read aloud and there will be moments of silence taking place throughout the morning.The ceremony will begin at 8:39...

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:29pm

NYC street closures map: West Indian Day Parade and Carnival 2015

Carnival time is here!On Labor Day Brooklyn will celebrate its 48th Annual West Indian American Day Parade along Eastern Parkway.The parade route will travel along Eastern Parkway beginning at 11 A.M featuring elaborate costumes and lots of food vendors in the area to serve-up tradional Caribbean...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:20pm

New York City street closures for U.S. Women's Soccer team ticker-tape parade

The U.S. Women's Soccer team will have a ticker-tape parade starting at 11 a.m. to celebrate their World Cup victory.RELATED: How to watch the U.S. Women's Soccer team ticker-tape parade onlineThere will be major street closures in lower parts of Manhattan from Battery Park to City Hall. The New...

Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:59am

Where to find Mister Softee ice cream trucks in NYC this summer

Since its inception in 1956, Mister Softee has been a staple for summer soft serve fans around New York City and the tri-state area. In the sea of ice cream trucks roaming the city streets, nothing can beat childhood memories of the original.“I’ve grown up with [Mister Softee] probably as long as I...

Friday, June 19, 2015 - 11:05am