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MTA...Disposes Of Pilot Program To Remove Trash Cans From Subway Platforms

MTA...Disposes Of Pilot Program To Remove Trash Cans From Subway Platforms

Everything's back to the way things were. This is how the trash cans always looked. (via Flickr user Scott Lynch) The MTA has announced that they're ending the pilot program in which the agency removed trash...

MTA Official Says NYers Take Buses Less Because The Subway's So Improved

MTA Official Says NYers Take Buses Less Because The Subway's So Improved

(Oran Viriyincy / Flickr) Bus ridership in the city is on a decline. This is thanks to a number of factors, like changing demographics; sloooooowing bus speeds; more cyclists; and the advent of e-hail apps like...

Video: Subway Harasser Invokes Donald Trump Before Threatening To Kill Iranian Couplevideo

Video: Subway Harasser Invokes Donald Trump Before Threatening To Kill Iranian Couple

Facebook Mahsa Mehrdad and Masih Rahmati, an Iranian couple residing in NYC, were riding the subway through Manhattan on Saturday night when a man threatened to kill them and told them to "go back to your...

There Were Some Earlier Incidents This Morning...

There Were Some Earlier Incidents This Morning...

(Adam Fagen / Flickr) This morning's rush hour subway commute has been somewhat hobbled from a variety pack of earlier incidents, starting with an FDNY investigation at the 81st Street - Museum of Natural History station...

UPDATE: MTA Cancels 29 Friday Rush Hour LIRR Trains Out Of Penn Station

UPDATE: MTA Cancels 29 Friday Rush Hour LIRR Trains Out Of Penn Station

Thanksgiving at Penn Station, 2016 (Ben Jay / Gothamist) [UPDATE BELOW] Penn Station, typically THE Friday evening destination for hip New Yorkers in-the-know, may not be the place to be tonight, at least between the hours...

Get Ready For Changes To The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Trains This Weekend

Get Ready For Changes To The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Trains This Weekend

(Governor Cuomo's office) Did you know that pigeons can both do math and tell people apart? One day they will succeed in sucking the lives from our bodies and start their own Pigeon Utopia. Stale soft...

NYers Are Sharing Subway Swipes Today To Protest Broken Windows Policing

NYers Are Sharing Subway Swipes Today To Protest Broken Windows Policing

A #SwipeItForward action at the Nostrand Avenue A/C strop in Brooklyn last fall (Raphael Pope-Sussman / Gothamist). The MTA's most recent fare hike went into effect on Sunday, and advocates are offering free subway swipes in...

MTA Announces L Train Tunnel Shutdown Will Be 15 Months Instead Of 18 Months

MTA Announces L Train Tunnel Shutdown Will Be 15 Months Instead Of 18 Months

Good news, everyone! (Billy Devine) In a bit of good news for people who rely on the L train to get around, newly released documents from the MTA show that the shutdown of the Canarsie Tube...

Look At This Ducking Hipster Holding Up The L Trainvideo

Look At This Ducking Hipster Holding Up The L Train

You have to look a little closely to see the duck. (Sarah Daniel/Gothamist) A wayward duck stumbled into the Jefferson Street L station in Jefftown, Bushwick this morning and made its way onto the tracks, prompting...

Reminder: MetroCard Fare Hike Coming Sunday

Reminder: MetroCard Fare Hike Coming Sunday

(via MrTinDC's Flickr) In case you missed it because you've been blissfully ignoring it, the latest MTA fare hike goes into effect this Sunday, with increases coming to weekly and monthly MetroCards. For now, the price...

MTA Bans Booze On LIRR & Metro-North For St. Patrick's Day

MTA Bans Booze On LIRR & Metro-North For St. Patrick's Day

There will be none of this, you understand?? Knowing what it is that can happen on a commuter train full of soused up party boys, the MTA announced today that alcohol is banned from Long Island...

How FUN Was Wednesday's Post-Snowstorm Subway Commute?

How FUN Was Wednesday's Post-Snowstorm Subway Commute?

A crowd awaits the morning L train at Bedford Avenue. (Nell Casey/Gothamist) The aftermath of yesterday's non-blizzard seems to have made for a rough commute for many subway riders this morning, with only the 1, 2,...

Above-Ground Subway Service Will Resume At 6 P.M.

Above-Ground Subway Service Will Resume At 6 P.M.

The MTA shared this photo, "View from a 'sweeper' train on the Dyre Ave Line, helping to keep tracks clear before returning underground to pick up customers." After our so-called blizzard ended up being just a...

Metro-North Suspending All Service At Noon On Tuesday Due To Storm

Metro-North Suspending All Service At Noon On Tuesday Due To Storm

(Photo by Steven Kelley/Flickr) The blizzard has been cancelled in NYC, but heavier snowfall is still expected throughout the northeast region—parts of New Jersey could see up to 30 inches, according to the National Weather Service,...

MTA 'See Something, Say Something' Posters Get #Resist Makeovergalleryvideo

MTA 'See Something, Say Something' Posters Get #Resist Makeover

If you scanned the public service announcements in your subway car this morning—and happened to be adequately caffeinated—you might have noticed something slightly off. There's Melissa C., of small-time "See Something, Say Something" fame, with her gold...

Watch Emma Watson Hide Books Around NYC's Subway System

Watch Emma Watson Hide Books Around NYC's Subway Systemvideo

(Emma Watson / Instagram) Back at the start of November, Emma Watson snuck around the city hiding Maya Angelou's book Mom and Me and Mom inside various subway stations. It seemed like a very nice way...

Change Rips Asunder The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Lines This Weekend

Change Rips Asunder The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, S & W Lines This Weekend

(via Mayor's Flickr) Did you know that an elephant seal can hold its breath for two hours, the longest of any animal? Also, here are this weekend's subway changes. 1 trains will not run in either...

There's A Giant Hole On Montague Street Following Thursday Night Subway Flood

There's A Giant Hole On Montague Street Following Thursday Night Subway Flood

Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights still a mess after water main break yesterday #1010wins Subway station closed pic.twitter.com/nD9lCsiPGu— glenn schuck (@glennschuck) March 3, 2017 MTA workers spent Thursday night scrubbing the Court Street R train platform and...

Brooklyn Subway Station Floods With Smelly Brown Water During Thursday Evening Rush Hourgallery

Brooklyn Subway Station Floods With Smelly Brown Water During Thursday Evening Rush Hour

A water main break on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights has turned the R train platform at Court Street into a muddy, brown swamp, according to the MTA. It doesn't look pretty folks, and apparently it doesn't...

NYPD: Subway Rider Punched In The Face & Told To 'Go Back' To Mexico In Possible Hate Crime

NYPD: Subway Rider Punched In The Face & Told To 'Go Back' To Mexico In Possible Hate Crime

joenathan56's flickr Police say a man was punched in the face on a train in Brooklyn by an assailant who told him to go back to Mexico. The incident happened around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday. The...

MTA & Port Authority Refute Trump's Lies About Crumbling NYC Tunnels

MTA & Port Authority Refute Trump's Lies About Crumbling NYC Tunnels

Courtesy SpecialKRB's flickr At a meeting with the National Governors Association yesterday, President Trump threw some shade at the United States' infrastructure, claiming that our "highways, our bridges are unsafe," and our tunnels—specifically the Lincoln Tunnel...

Why We Love NYC: Strangers Find & Share Bottle Of Wine On Subway

Why We Love NYC: Strangers Find & Share Bottle Of Wine On Subway

Usually when we hear about people finding random objects on the train, they are referring to subway cars filled with dead crabs, used condoms tied to hand-rests, out-of-place patio furniture or comically-arranged sharks. But this weekend, two...

Subway Ridership Went Down In 2016

Subway Ridership Went Down In 2016

Where will all of these people go? (TK). Weekend subway service is notoriously crappy and confusing. Of course, this makes sense. Track maintenance and other upkeep needs to happen, and it makes sense that work take...

Grand Central Bar Carts Could Be Gone For Good

Grand Central Bar Carts Could Be Gone For Good

(Nathan Tempey/Gothamist) The bar carts and commissary counters in Grand Central Terminal don't seem to be coming back as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has furloughed the workers who ran them in the midst of an investigation...

Expect Changes On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, E, F, M, N & R Trains This Weekend

Expect Changes On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, E, F, M, N & R Trains This Weekend

(Governor Cuomo's office) Did you know that plastic lawn flamingos are considered endangered? Anyway, here are this weekend's subway changes. 1 trains will not run in either direction between Van Cortlandt Park-242 St and South Ferry...

Coveted Supreme MetroCard Debuts With Subway Crowding, Big Ebay Markups

Coveted Supreme MetroCard Debuts With Subway Crowding, Big Ebay Markups

(Supreme) Streetwear brand Supreme has bought ads on an undisclosed number of MetroCards, and because the company's products are coveted in large part for the Supreme logo and the hype stoked by scarcity, the cards themselves...

You're Not Imagining Things: Data Shows Subway Service Getting Worse

You're Not Imagining Things: Data Shows Subway Service Getting Worse

The C train during a recent Friday rush hour (Jen Chung / Gothamist). On New Year's Day, about ten minutes after the Second Avenue Subway made its debut, trains ground to a stop following a sigh-inducing...

Two Killed, 1 Injured In Separate Train Incidents Overnight

Two Killed, 1 Injured In Separate Train Incidents Overnight

(tonyz20 / shutterstock) Two people were killed and one person was seriously injured in three separate train incidents, all occurring within just seven hours. The first incident occurred at around 10:50 p.m., at the Brighton Beach...

Suffer Change On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, D, E, F, M, N & R Lines This Weekend

Suffer Change On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, D, E, F, M, N & R Lines This Weekend

(Chris Hedick / Flickr) Did you know that penguins expel all of the seawater they swallow while hunting for food in the ocean by sneezing? Also, here are this week's subway changes: South Ferry-bound 1 trains...

Here's How Mass Transit Is Handling Today's Big Snowstorm

Here's How Mass Transit Is Handling Today's Big Snowstorm

An MTA employee hard at work during this morning's snow. (Courtesy NYC Transit) The sky is dumping two to four inches of snow on us an hour this morning, and though lucky schoolchildren get to enjoy...

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