May 14th, 2013
For years, Silicon Valley has been considered the place for tech startups.
But that was then, and this is now.
In the last few years, tech startups like FourSquare, Vimeo, and Tumblr have decided to leave the Valley, picking up and moving East to what is now being referred to as “The Alley”. An international hub for media, art, business, and design for decades, New York City is on the verge of becoming the next tech capital, providing startups with the perfect place to spread their wings and take flight.
From Startup Weekend New York to Social Media Week, New York City offers an impressive atmosphere and culture for eager entrepreneurs. What’s more, here at AllCar we offer great business rates on all of our New York City car rentals, in order to provide this growing industry with safe and affordable transportation options. Read the rest of this entry »
May 10th, 2013
Up until now, it’s gone without saying that dog’s shouldn’t be driving one of our Brooklyn rent a car vehicles. However, thanks to recent events, the folks here at AllCar thought it would be a good idea to remind you that dogs don’t drive.
Or at least they shouldn’t.
Last month, the Internet went crazy when Mac, an adorable Boston Terrier out of Brooklyn, decided to take a spin in his owner’s VW Bug. And while the resulting video has become an overnight sensation, it’s hardly the safest way to operate your vehicle. (While we don’t condone this YouTube poster’s methods, we couldn’t help but share the video.) Read the rest of this entry »
May 8th, 2013
NYC, with its constant hum of subways, cabs, buses, and New York City car rentals, will welcome a new mode of mass transportation to the roadways this month – bike sharing. As part of this year’s Bike Month celebration, New York City has announced the launch of Citi Bike, an urban bike share program that will place more than 330 communal bike share stations in busy borough neighborhoods.
A great addition to the NYC scene, the Citi Bike program will eventually grow to more than 10,000 bikes and 600 docking stations. That’s on top of the estimated 200,000 people that already cycle in the city every day.
210,000 cyclists on the streets everyday? That’s a recipe for collisions, especially if you’re not used to sharing the road with these vulnerable travelers. Read the rest of this entry »
May 6th, 2013
If you’ve noticed an increased amount of two-wheeled traffic on the roads lately, don’t be alarmed! May is Bike Month in New York City, and that means cyclists will be out celebrating for at least a few more weeks, if not the rest of the summer! A great alternative to riding the subway, cycling has recently become a popular past time for many local residents, thanks in part to the creation of a number of new Brooklyn bike paths.
Of course, sharing the road with cyclists can prove to be a bit tricky (more on that later this month). As bike-friendly as the borough has become, travelers in Brooklyn car rentals still need to keep their eyes peeled for distracted pedalers during their daily commute. Read the rest of this entry »
April 26th, 2013
Before you travel to a new place in your Harlem rental cars, it’s important to know where the bridges are in order to avoid a sticky situation. It’s also good to know how much change you’ll need to carry with you in case of tolls. Visiting Harlem provides no exception to this rule, and you’ll need to know about the bridges over Harlem River. Read the rest of this entry »