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Christie Taking Questions Amid Huge Scandal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI and STEVE PEOPLES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has scheduled a news conference...

Amanda Terkel

Emails Show Chris Christie's Top Aide Linked To Traffic Jam Payback Against Democratic Mayor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) deputy chief of staff was directly involved in a mean-spirited effort to create "traffic problems" ...

Emails Link Top Christie Aide To Lane Closure Controversy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Private messages between Governor’s Christie’s deputy chief of staff and two of his top executives at the Port Authority reveal a vindictive effor...

Christie Dismisses Bridge Controversy As 'Not That Big A Deal'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) dismissed a growing controversy over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge on Thursday, telling reporte...

Amanda Terkel

Scandal Brewing Around Chris Christie Appointees | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The George Washington Bridge connecting Manhattan to Fort Lee, N.J., is the busiest in the country. So it was no small matter when in Se...

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Bridges

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Kimberly Mannino of the George Washington Bridge which connects Washington Heights in New York City ...

PHOTO: NYC Dog Rescued On GW Bridge Was Escaping NJ

Posted 07.06.2012 | New York

A frightened Belgian shepherd was rescued on the George Washington Bridge on Thursday, after an arduous 12 hour journey trying to makes its way back h...

Ticketed For Carpooling?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

Drivers en route to New York City -- and those coming in on foot -- have long met at the George Washington Bridge before crossing from New Jersey into...

How America Became an Automobile Nation

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

In designing the George Washington Bridge, Othmar Ammann, in an historic decision, designed a solely vehicular span -- a decision that triggered a cascade of events that led to an automobile nation.

How America Became an Automobile Nation

Joan Marans Dim | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York
Joan Marans Dim

This Memorial Day weekend, as we take our automobiles out for a costly, gasping, traffic-clogged spin, it's instructive to remember that the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.

Woman Commits Suicide By Jumping Off George Washington Bridge

Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

An unidentified woman committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge around 2PM on Wednesday, The New York Daily News reports. Port...

PHOTOS: Giant, Golden Naked Man Tours New York

Posted 03.07.2012 | New York

Well this is something you don't see everyday. New Yorkers were treated to a giant, gold naked man on the back of a flatbed truck Tuesday. The repl...

GW Bridge To Undergo $1 Billion Renovation

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

The world's busiest vehicular bridge, connecting Fort Lee, New Jersey and Washington Heights in Manhattan, is due for a big renovation. The Port A...

WATCH: Driver Speeds Around Manhattan In 27 Minutes

Posted 08.29.2011 | New York

Speed racer Alex Roy turned some heads in 2001 for claiming to drive around Manhattan in 27 minutes, reaching speeds of up to 144 mph over the 24.48 m...

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

Michael Kaye | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York
Michael Kaye

As Bike month in New York City and my wife, Yolanda's and my month-long biking sojourn in New York comes to a close I want to tell you about my favor...

GWB Suicides At All-Time High | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS -- In the wake of several recent high-profile suicides at the George Washington Bridge, Port Authority officials said they are inve...

My Very Own Bridge

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The 59th Street Bridge has no extraordinary sight lines. It doesn't touch the sky, like the George Washington or Verrazano bridges. It's a workhorse bridge. Just like me!

A Tunnel to Somewhere

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Philip Neches

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg just put a really interesting idea on the table: extend the Number 7 subway line to Secaucus. Could this be a stroke of genius?

Tyler Clementi's Death: College Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Several weeks after Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's tragic suicide, college students around the country are writing about Clementi in their campus newspapers, expressing their takes on the lessons their campuses should learn

Dorm Life Is a Jungle: The Tragedy of Tyler Clementi

Ruth Starkman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ruth Starkman

Has anyone yet reported on the life Tyler Clementi and Dharun Ravi lived together? What kinds of cultural experiences was Ravi encountering that might have complicated his own decisions? What about his Asian-American accomplice Molly Wei?