The Westminster Kennel Club dog show
The city’s longest running sporting event -- and perhaps its most captivating contest overall -- returns to Madison Square Garden from February 11th-14th. Nearly 3,000 of the world’s most glamorous dogs enter the nationally televised showcase every year, but only one truly fabulous pooch will be crowned “Best in Show.” A new wrinkle for New Yorkers watching at home this year: Fox Sports, not longtime broadcaster USA, is handling TV coverage in 2017.
Fewer toll-booth backups
Traveling through the traffic-clogged Queens-Midtown Tunnel has never been easy, but it could get easier, under a new program to speed up toll collections. This month, MTA-operated bridges and tunnels are expected to begin a new cashless tolling program. Cars equipped with E-ZPass will be instantly scanned, while other drivers, who used to pay in cash, will have their license plates photographed and receive a bill in the mail. The program is expected to save drivers a ton of time -- and probably prevent countless cases of road rage.