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MTA Disputes Report That They're Ditching Overnight Cleaners

MTA Disputes Report That They're Ditching Overnight Cleaners

We've got us a good old fashioned garbage fight. (via Flickr user Jen Gallardo) After a report emerged last night that the MTA was planning on cutting overnight cleaning shifts in subway stations, the agency is...

Don't Worry, Tonight's Rush Hour Subway Commute Will Be Great!

Don't Worry, Tonight's Rush Hour Subway Commute Will Be Great!

This morning's beautiful nightmare. (Gothamist) It appears the MTA has fixed all the signal problems and stalled trains that laid waste to this morning's commute, because there's a golden unicorn of a service status update on...

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Performing Oral Sex On Sleeping Straphanger

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Performing Oral Sex On Sleeping Straphanger

(Chuck Yeager via Flickr) A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting straphangers who fell asleep on subway trains over the weekend, according to police. One victim told cops he woke up to find...

[UPDATE] Actually, Most Of The Trains Are Effed

[UPDATE] Actually, Most Of The Trains Are Effed

Scenes from the F. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) [UPDATE BELOW]: For those of you who are starting off this lovely Monday on the F train, note that there are some...challenges...this morning, thanks to double whammy...

FASTRACK Is Coming To Fix The 1,2,3 Line Next Week

FASTRACK Is Coming To Fix The 1,2,3 Line Next Week

There'll be none of this for a couple of weeks at night. (Via Flickr user Michael Daddino) The subway is ah, not so great at the moment, as any study or real life experience riding it...

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

(Gothamist) After nearly six months of construction, the Bay Ridge Avenue R subway station reopened on Friday with countdown clocks, colorful tiles, and shiny new leaning benches. But a small crowd of people gathered for the...

Classic 1970s Vignelli Subway Map Uncovered At Midtown Subway Station

Classic 1970s Vignelli Subway Map Uncovered At Midtown Subway Stationgallery

It's been about forty years since the MTA used Italian designer Massimo Vignelli's modernist transit map, but people are still debating its merits and disagreeing on the design today. If you want to get a good look...

Faulty MetroCard Machines Have Been Quietly Charging Customers Without Issuing MetroCards

Faulty MetroCard Machines Have Been Quietly Charging Customers Without Issuing MetroCards

(Courtesy Paolo Mastrangelo) Straphanger Rachel Frank made four futile attempts to refill her MetroCard Tuesday afternoon, at all three machines at the Myrtle-Willoughby G train stop in Bed-Stuy. All of the machines were sluggish, and ended...

Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist: I Was Race-Baiting But I'm Not Racistvideo

Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist: I Was Race-Baiting But I'm Not Racist

Paul Lawson, seen above, insists he is not racist, but does "enjoy getting a rise out of people." (via Facebook) The man caught on video this weekend shouting the n-word on a crowded L train said...

Video: Lime-A-Rita Drinker Shouting Racial Slurs Gets Tossed Off L Trainvideo

Video: Lime-A-Rita Drinker Shouting Racial Slurs Gets Tossed Off L Train

A professed graduate of NYU Law School was caught on video shouting the n-word on a Brooklyn-bound L train over the weekend, prompting some fellow riders to forcibly remove him from the train, and leading one...

Surprise: Many MetroCard Vending Machines Were Cash-Only This Morning

Surprise: Many MetroCard Vending Machines Were Cash-Only This Morning

(Courtesy Paolo Mastrangelo) Don't ever discount the MTA's ability to throw a fun little curveball into the stultifying drudgery of a wet Monday morning commute: Today, an untold number of MetroCard machines at stations across the...

MTA Will Test Fold-Away Benches To Cram More People Onto Your L Train

MTA Will Test Fold-Away Benches To Cram More People Onto Your L Train

How many of these people could fit on a bench-free train? (Billy Devine) The MTA is planning to retrofit one L train with fold-away benches that lock into place during rush hour for a more complete...

These Subway Ads Calling The Knicks 'Hopeless' Will Be Removed

These Subway Ads Calling The Knicks 'Hopeless' Will Be Removedgallery

A Fox Sports advertising campaign deriding the Knicks as "HOPELESS"—as well as "HOPEFUL"—is now being removed from NYC subway cars after Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly called Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox, to complain. The campaign, which...

Photos: Step Inside The MTA's New Subway Cars, Now With Less Seating

Photos: Step Inside The MTA's New Subway Cars, Now With Less Seatinggallery

Attention E train riders: Look around your subway car the next time you're commuting—you may be on one of 100 new "refurbished and reconfigured" train cars that have had some seats removed to increase standing room. The...

Report: Subway Delays Costing City Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Each Year

Report: Subway Delays Costing City Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Each Year

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) A few weeks back, Governor Cuomo assured some reporters that the subways were getting better, citing conversations he'd had with "people," who'd apparently noticed these "improvements" by "looking very carefully." But according to...

Cuomo's MTA Says The Subways Won't Get Fixed Unless De Blasio Pays For Half

Cuomo's MTA Says The Subways Won't Get Fixed Unless De Blasio Pays For Half

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota delivering the agency's action plan in July (Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin) Squabbles over how the MTA would pay for its $800 million action plan to fix the subways took up...

Video Screens Will Soon Start Forcing Ads On Captive Subway Ridersvideo

Video Screens Will Soon Start Forcing Ads On Captive Subway Riders

Digital screen rendering, courtesy MTA's flickr There comes a moment in every New Yorker's life in which they have to decide if this city is worth the fight. Sometimes, it's a rent increase. Other times, it's...

Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile

Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile

A teenager managed to get stuck on top of a full-height subway turnstile on Tuesday, somehow wedging himself atop one of those egg-slicer gates, while unwittingly posing for a Frank Reynolds-style Instagram photo. It's really never a...

Cuomo's Mysterious Bridge & Tunnel Towers Will Cost The MTA $100 Million

Cuomo's Mysterious Bridge & Tunnel Towers Will Cost The MTA $100 Million

Man oh man flashing lights haven't caused this much outrage since the Kanye video. (Governor's Office) The MTA has spent close to $50 million to install allegedly decorative towers outside of the city's bridges and tunnels,...

MTA Unveils New Dashboard To Measure Your Subway Misery

MTA Unveils New Dashboard To Measure Your Subway Misery

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) The MTA on Monday announced new metrics for subway performance that will allow riders to track how often a train is late, how much precious above-ground life is snatched away thanks to train...

Monday Morning Subway Service Appropriately Mondayful

Monday Morning Subway Service Appropriately Mondayful

The MTA is having itself a morning. There are/were a slew of delays on the 1, 2, 5, E, F, M, B, D, N, Q, R and W trains, which is a pretty significant cross-section of subway...

Second Avenue Subway Opened With Over 17,000 Minor Defects

Second Avenue Subway Opened With Over 17,000 Minor Defects

Governor Cuomo, giving a thumbs up to some poor sap who didn't know he was taking his life in his hands. (Governor's Office) The Second Avenue subway, which was hailed by Governor Cuomo as proof "government...

Cuomo Says Subway Is Improving, You Just Have To 'Look Very Carefully'

Cuomo Says Subway Is Improving, You Just Have To 'Look Very Carefully'

When you hear the subway system seems better already. (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo, who loves cool cars and loud hogs, has a message for New Yorkers erupting into a homicidal rage while the best years...

Tour Bus Driver In Fatal Queens Crash Was Fired From MTA Following 2015 DUI

Tour Bus Driver In Fatal Queens Crash Was Fired From MTA Following 2015 DUIvideo

Firefighters at the scene of the bus crash (FDNY) The tour bus driver who plowed into an MTA bus on Monday morning in Queens, killing himself and two others, was previously employed as an MTA bus...

Updates: Video Shows Tour Bus Slamming Into MTA Bus In Fatal Queens Crash

Updates: Video Shows Tour Bus Slamming Into MTA Bus In Fatal Queens Crashvideo

Three people were killed and 16 injured when an MTA bus and a charter bus crashed in Flushing on Monday morning.

The Weekend Only: MetroCards Become Art

The Weekend Only: MetroCards Become Art

#singlefare4 ❤️ NY A post shared by SINGLE FARE (@singlefare) on Aug 29, 2017 at 1:34pm PDT Regardless of how you feel about the MTA, MetroCards are, for most people, an inescapable part of New York...

Debris On Tracks Causes Morning Rush Hour Misery On 1, 2, 3, 4, And 5 Trains

Debris On Tracks Causes Morning Rush Hour Misery On 1, 2, 3, 4, And 5 Trains

[UPDATE BELOW] Debris on the tracks at the 50th Street IRT station crippled the 1, 2, and 3 lines this morning, with delays spilling over onto the 4 and 5 lines as the MTA rerouted trains. For...

[UPDATE] Stalled L Train Causes Extensive Rush Hour Delays

[UPDATE] Stalled L Train Causes Extensive Rush Hour Delays

(Alyssa Morgenstern) [UPDATE BELOW] The L train's been spared the brunt of MTA woes of late, but today straphangers were treated to extensive delays, thanks to a train with mechanical problems. The situation seems rather unpleasant:...

Video: Indecisive Pigeon Riding Subway Cannot Handle ALL THE POSSIBILITIES

Video: Indecisive Pigeon Riding Subway Cannot Handle ALL THE POSSIBILITIES

"This is not my beautiful house" Nietzsche once said that if you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. This video of a pigeon casually having his mind blown on...

What Is The MTA Hiding Under These Mysterious Shrouds?

What Is The MTA Hiding Under These Mysterious Shrouds?

After being exposed online, models of futuristic MTA trains have been covered behind a construction barrier at the Hudson Yards/34th Street 7 train station. (Scott Heins/Gothamist) Life-sized prototype models have been discovered inside a construction zone...

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