In case you aren't already eagerly anticipating 2017 already, you can also look forward to less traffic come January (er, well, except for around a certain Tower).

As if the impending Second Avenue Subway wasn't already cheering us up.

The city will be removing all of the bridges and tunnels' cash tollbooths, which according to TimeOut NY, will save New Yorkers that drive in 21 hours a year.

Fantastic, now we can use our time to wait in line for Starbucks, as it should be.

What you should note, however, is that if you're not already equipped with an E-ZPass, you'll be billed by mail. So far, the Tappan Zee and Henry Hudson bridges have already made the switch to electronic tolls.

The first 2017 location to follow will be the Queens Midtown and Hugh L Carey Tunnels, followed by the Rockaway bridges in the spring– just in time to ease up that beach traffic.


The RFK and Verrazano- Narrows bridges will switch over in the summer and finally, the Bronx-Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges in Fall 2017.


We also have the LED light displays to look forward too, which according to Cuomo's office, as you might remember, will eventually change for special events like a World Series win, or to recognize occasions like Gay Pride Week, or Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

[via TimeOut NY] [Feature Image Courtesy MTA]