Caption Contest: Putting the “Flare” in Madison Square

Via Gothamist, this van went up in flames at Madison Square at around 11 a.m. No one was hurt, apparently, though it looks like a lot of people will have to go search for an inferior lunch spot on a beautiful day.



The Man Who Saved NYC Cycling

“Our streetwise Dionysian godhead,” is how one veteran of the 1987 Midtown bike ban protests described Stephen Athineos, who died yesterday of a heart attack in Inwood, where he lived. Amen. You could also call Steve “the man who saved NYC cycling.” Without his charismatic field generalship, the rolling demonstrations that mesmerized the city in […]