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On This Day In 1899, The First Speeding Arrest Happened -- At 19km/h

If you think traffic is slow today, consider that Jacob German was arrested on this day in 1899 for driving at the blistering speed of 19km/h. The speed limit he blasted past? 13km/h between streets, and 6km/h around corners.


These Pixelated Pics Of New York City Were Taken On A Game Boy

Ah, to see the world through greyscale-coloured lenses. Photographer David Friedman took these charming pixelated pics of New York way back in the year 2000… ON A GAME BOY. They’re not only a technological time capsule, but an urban one.


13 Of The Coolest Cars From New York and Beijing's Motor Shows

For prospective car buyers and automobile fans everywhere, motor shows are like Christmas. It’s where manufacturers show off their newest modelsm teasing us with exciting concepts which will never see the light of day. To save you from trawling through the numerous boring new arrivals, I’ve selected the most interesting new whips from New York and Beijing’s shows of the past week.


Are LG's New Headquarters Really A 'Public Shame'?

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman is on a roll lately in his quest to hold architects accountable for their design shortcomings. His latest target? The firm HOK, which he says has turned tech manufacturer LG’s new headquarters into an “eyesore”.


9 Ingenious Urban Hacks To Make The City Smarter

Did you know a bike rack can become a fold-down seat? Or that you can charge your phone at sign posts? Or that a barricade is easily repurposed as a bench? These are just some of the small but imaginative hacks that make the concrete jungle a slightly more delightful and welcoming place.


These Time-Warp Photos Show Six Cities In The Past And Present

Cities change: skyscrapers go up, row houses are torn down, neighbourhoods gentrify, earthquakes destroy. Vintage photographs of cities can be fascinating in and of themselves, but the familiar unfamiliarity of these time-warped photographs are especially intriguing.


Get Out Of Here: A Guide To Hudson Valley Day Hikes

Getting out of the city has never felt so good. Gizmodo tied up its boots, donned a warm hat, and hit the Hudson Valley in New York for a first-hand look at the easily forgotten world of urban day hikes.


This $US100+ Million Penthouse Will Be NYC's Priciest Apartment Ever

$100 million apartments aren’t the norm in NYC, but with “vertical mansions” bubbling up all over, it’s only a matter of time. This triplex, which the Wall Street Journal describes as “the city’s most expensive apartment,” is the latest contender.


A Tour Of The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson's Only Film Shot In NYC

Throughout his career, Wes Anderson has set each of his films in an idiosyncratic and highly stylised world. Yet, only one of his eight films is set in NYC: The Royal Tenebaums, widely considered his masterpiece. In celebration of Wes Anderson’s latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel, we present eight NYC film locations featured in The Royal Tenenbaums.


Neon Lights Make These NYC Water Towers Into Inter-Dimensional Portals

Have you ever stuck your head up a water tower? Wait, what? You haven’t? Well, here’s your chance. On display at Madison Square Park in New York right now are three water towers, each illuminated with neon lights and mirrors. Even if you’re not in New York, you can take a look at these trippy photos.