As he rang in 2015, Fabrice Grinda, a 41-year-old tech entrepreneur from France, took stock of his life. He’d been living out of suitcases for the past four years, globetrotting and swinging between upscale hotels and top-notch Airbnbs. He decided it was time to “partially re-materialize.” Not settle down with a white picket fence (horrors!) — nothing drastic — but simply find a simple New York landing pad he could call his own.
You’ve seen the flyers all over town, but can moped taxis really become a thing in New York City? We downloaded the Motoconcho app and gave the new service a shot. Play the video to find out whether this is the uber Uber.
Congrats, L-train riders — you’ve almost survived the shitty shutdown of spring 2015. To make the homestretch a little easier, uberPOOL and City Council Member Antonio Reynoso have worked out a deal that’ll let you get between L train stops on Uber’s ride-sharing service for just the price of a subway ride. And unlike the subway system, which won’t let you enjoy one lousy churro, there’s a free ice-cream sandwich in this for you.
With the G train’s dreaded five-week shutdown set to go into effect tomorrow night, DNA Info has published a handy rundown of alternative ways of getting from Greenpoint to Long Island City. But they left this one out: the folks at Uber just e-mailed to tell us they’re offering free rides along the stretch of the G train that will be closed till Sept. 2.
Girls star Allison Williams did not come in character to her Q&A last night at Soho’s Apple Store. While we regretted the missed opportunity for a Marnie TED Talk, Williams was lovely — in a blousy, pink patterned dress, with black tights and heels — and her conversation with Harper’s BAZAAR executive editor Laura Brown was as silly as we could have hoped for. These were Williams’s best quips.