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    Video: Who says you can't snowboard in New York City?
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    Let's start out by saying that what you're about to see in this video isn't really something you should go and try out on your own. All but maybe four of you reading this have enough sense in your head to figure that out, but our Mom would kill us if we didn't say something. Continuing ...

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    Video: Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota
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    It doesn't matter the make or model - modern vehicles are technological miracles when it comes to occupant protection. Take this story out of New York City, which involved two people going for a very wild ride in a Toyota Matrix. Carlos and Raquel Broadbelt were on the Cross Bronx Expressway ...

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    Report: NYC to track traffic fatalities on website as new mayor vows to end them in 10 years
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    A world without traffic fatalities sounds like a pretty nice future. New York's newly inaugurated mayor, Bill de Blasio, is aiming to make the Big Apple just such a place, following through on his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate all fatalities to drivers, passengers, cyclists and ...

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    Report: NYC's new mayor to replace Central Park horse carriages with EVs [w/poll]
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    In his dozen years in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg did his best to cut down on traffic congestion and spearheaded the conversion of the city's taxi fleet to hybrids. But his successor is out to eliminate another kind of vehicle – the horse-drawn carriage – from the ...

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    ETC: NYC Taxi Drivers calendar is 12 months of awkwardness
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    "You talking to me? Are you talking to me?" All right, so DeNiro probably isn't the first thing you thought of when you saw the image above, but the gent pictured is the real, gritty thing - a New York City taxi driver. Photographers Philip Kirkman and Shannon McLaughlin snapped enough photos of ...

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    Followup: Nissan NV200 taxi goes on sale in NYC while mandate still being figured out
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    Cab drivers in New York City may not be mandated to purchase the Nissan NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" per the orders of a Supreme Court Judge, but that isn't stopping Nissan from beginning sales of the bright yellow people movers. Speaking to Automotive News, Howard Koeppel, a Queens-based dealer ...

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    Breaking: Nissan's Taxi of Tomorrow shut down by NYC courts [UPDATE]
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    Justice Schlomo Hagler may have just put a big dent in Nissan's plans to rule New York City's taxi fleets and outgoing Mayor Mike Bloomberg's vision of a unified fleet of yellow cabs. As an October 28 deadline approached that would see all current, non-hybrid taxis replaced over by the Nissan ...

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    Report: Ecclestone says 2014 Grand Prix of America is dead
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    The United States of America will not be getting a second Formula One race next year. The troubled Grand Prix of America, which was slated to run on a street circuit on the shores of the Hudson river and in the shadow of the New York City skyline has been shelved, following the failure of the ...

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    Video: Petrolicious documents the life of vintage car owners in New York City
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    There are vintage car owners, and then there are vintage car owners who live in New York City. The notoriously compacted urban sprawl is one of the least likely places for people to own vintage cars due to the lack of parking and garages, but that doesn't stop some enthusiasts from finding a way ...

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    Read This: Toyota donates engineers, not money, to country's largest anti-hunger charity
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    Key to production of any kind is efficiency - the ability to achieve maximum productivity with minimal effort or waste. Toyota has become a master of efficiency, with streamlined manufacturing operations around the world. In fact, the Japanese brand has become so well known for efficient ...

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    ETC: Mini pokes fun at Anthony Weiner using fake Twitter account
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    Mini, never one to pass on a marketing opportunity, has pounced on the plight of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who seems to have an issue with sending pictures of his genitals to young women. Observers will notice that this is the second time the unfortunately named Mr. ...

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    Report: More than 50% of NY drivers fail basic road test
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    A new analysis of data from New York State has revealed that less than half of those who took a driving test in New York City last year passed the on-road exam. According to the New York Daily News, a total of 46 percent of the 181,196 individuals who took the basic road test in 2012 passed the ...

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    Report: Nissan's NY taxi deal faces court obstacles
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    Nissan scored a big win for itself when the NV200 was named New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow, but the compact van has been under attack ever since. The latest setback for Nissan comes from the New York Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled the deal between NYC and Nissan is "null, void and ...

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    Video: Blue Lamborghini Aventador flambées eyeballs on New York City school run
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    Regardless of how unsure we are of the back story in this video, we don't doubt how cool it would be to get picked up from [insert place here] in a Lamborghini Aventador. In this case, the driver says he picks up his former neighbor's daughter from New York-area high school in an Aventador, and ...

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    Video: Check out this sneaky NYPD cop car disguised as a yellow cab
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    That's no ordinary New York City yellow taxi in the image above; it's a police cruiser for the New York City Police Department dressed up like an NYC yellow taxi. Captured in a short video on a Manhattan street corner, it is escorting an NYPD van behind it. They don't just use Crown Vics, ...

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    Video: Watch what might be the world's oldest dashcam footage from 1926
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    The archives of the Fire Department of New York has released footage of a borough department responding to a fire in 1926. In the first of two silent videos, the camera is mounted on the car transporting Fire Chief John Kenlon from the Brooklyn Fire Department to a storage warehouse fire on East ...

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    Report: Hybrid taxi drivers find fuel efficiency paying off after Sandy
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    One of the major side effects of the power outrages in New York and New Jersey following hurricane Sandy is gas stations' difficulty getting fuel to customers. Shortages have led to seemingly endless gas lines, and in all of this, hybrids have shown their inherent value. Business Insider says ...

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    Report: 'AXI' dropped from NYC taxis
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    Oh, how we love "rebranding." From the stumblebums at The Gap to the desperate deckhands on the Microsoft Titanic, needlessly changing your logo is all the rage these days, so we shouldn't be surprised to see the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission join in on the fun by eliminating the ...

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    Video: DNA truck roaming NYC asks "Who's Your Daddy?"
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    With food trucks becoming commonplace, we suppose it was inevitable that someone put a DNA testing lab on wheels. Jared Rosenthal, owner and operator of the "Who's Your Daddy?" truck, says the people of New York keep him busy all day every day. "They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk ...

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    Video: Ferrari 458 driver runs over cop's foot, jailarity ensues
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    If you've been part of the Autoblog family for any amount of time, you'll know we post some videos showcasing outrageous behavior. Still, it's been a while since we came across actions as willfully brainless as those in this video. A man parks his Ferrari 458 Italia on a street in New York City. ...

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