Its always there. A year ago, still there. But we get use to it. It seems like these road projects take forever. There's one going on by the BQE and the jams are epic. Luckily, I get paid to be stuck in traffic, so f it lol.
Call me masochist, but I like NYC traffic. There's a serene beauty to being stuck in it, all the while sirens and jay walkers on every angle, surrounded by skyscrapers 360 degrees. Nothing like some good old gridlock to start the day off.
Although in my experience, Brooklyn has the worst traffic in the city. Id take Manhattan traffic over Brooklyn any day of the week.