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Quacky Video: A Duck On A Leash On A G Trainvideo

Quacky Video: A Duck On A Leash On A G Train

A captive duck graced the G train Monday evening, though unlike previous subway ducks, this one was neither lost nor on the clock. Rather, this was a leashed duck, who did not seem particularly jazzed about his...

Subway Tiles Resembling The Confederate Flag Remain At Times Square Station, For Now

Subway Tiles Resembling The Confederate Flag Remain At Times Square Station, For Now

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) In the wake of the violence committed by white supremacists in Charlottesville, city officials have swiftly joined the chorus of voices nationwide calling for the removal of public structures commemorating the Confederacy....

The City Accused Of Storing Subway Fatality Victims' Bodies In MTA Break Rooms

The City Accused Of Storing Subway Fatality Victims' Bodies In MTA Break Rooms

An example of an MTA break room The Transit Workers Union, the biggest union for transit workers in NYC, says that the city is temporarily storing subway fatality victims' bodies in MTA employee break rooms for...

Governor Cuomo: 'The Time Has Come' For Congestion Pricing

Governor Cuomo: 'The Time Has Come' For Congestion Pricing

(Governor's Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke publicly for the first time this weekend about his willingness to pursue tolls on New York City drivers that would reduce car traffic in lower Manhattan and generate a new...

Look, This Is Just A Nice Story About A Woman Who Forgot Her Purse On A City Bus And Managed To Get It Back

Look, This Is Just A Nice Story About A Woman Who Forgot Her Purse On A City Bus And Managed To Get It Back

Seiler and her savior (Courtesy Stephanie Seiler) It's not really all that hard to lose a bag, phone or baby on public transportation, and the odds of ever getting your stuff back are always slim. So...

Photos: Cuomo Takes Charge And Goes Down Into The Subway To Point At Problemsgallery

Photos: Cuomo Takes Charge And Goes Down Into The Subway To Point At Problems

Fresh off a fruitless round of negotiating between mainline Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference, Governor Cuomo took his leadering into the bowels of the subway and got a firsthand look at our crumbling infrastructure. The governor...

Subway Pole Leaners Must Be Stopped

Subway Pole Leaners Must Be Stopped

Photo by Katie Sokoler/Gothamist There's been a lot of talk about proper subway etiquette of late, and it's true that door-blockers, manspreaders, and sound blasters are a scourge on society. But the real demons underground are...

Attention Passengers: We Are Being Delayed Due To Gazing Into The Abyss

Attention Passengers: We Are Being Delayed Due To Gazing Into The Abyss

"Above all do not lose your desire to walk." - Kierkegaard Conductor (Photo by David "Dee" Delgado/Gothamist) The subway often appears to be in its sunset years, creaking towards death, no money in its retirement plan,...

Video: Unauthorized Person On Subway Tracks Causes Morning Meltdown On 1/2/3video

Video: Unauthorized Person On Subway Tracks Causes Morning Meltdown On 1/2/3

(Courtesy Casie Jordan) This morning's rush hour commute turned into a considerably vexing experience for those poor souls trying to get to work along the 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway lines. The MTA says...

De Blasio: Turnstile Jumping Is 'Not An Economic Issue' For NYers Who Get Arrested

De Blasio: Turnstile Jumping Is 'Not An Economic Issue' For NYers Who Get Arrested

Charley Lhasa / Flickr Overall crime, police stops, and arrests for petty offenses have all fallen during Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first term. But the mayor still believes that jumping a subway turnstile should be a...

City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) Fed-up City Council members responded to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota's call for $400 million in emergency funds Tuesday with a demand for greater accountability. "We need to know what we will be paying...

The MTA Is Getting REAL With Its Subway Delay Announcements

The MTA Is Getting REAL With Its Subway Delay Announcements

Photo courtesy Samantha Mushnick Soon after MTA chairman Joe Lhota took charge (part time) of the struggling subway system last month, he promised to implement an $800 million rescue plan, which included such future improvements as...

De Blasio Pushes Millionaire Tax To Improve Subway: They Are Not Going To Miss 7 More Dollars A Day

De Blasio Pushes Millionaire Tax To Improve Subway: They Are Not Going To Miss 7 More Dollars A Day

(via Mayor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced his campaign for a millionaire tax to fund subway repairs on Monday, acknowledging the public transit inequities that riders have been urging him to recognize for months...

The Vicious Cycle That Prevents Perfectly Good Subway Trains From Running

The Vicious Cycle That Prevents Perfectly Good Subway Trains From Running

(Shelly L.) The subway system has devolved into a mobile Vestibule of Hell, with overcrowding, aging infrastructure, Superstorm Sandy damage and, of course, Albany underfunding, all playing their part to delay trains. But a new report...

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

Mayor de Blasio riding the 7 train last month (tipster) Weeks after Governor Cuomo and his appointed MTA chairman called on the city to contribute additional money to the MTA, the New York Times reports that...

Video: A Subway Royal Rumble Went Down On The M Train

Video: A Subway Royal Rumble Went Down On The M Trainvideo

Oh sure, wandering onto a train filled with a bunch of dead crabs or catching a glimpse of someone watching porn on their commute is pretty average subway stuff. But seeing an improv performance of a...

Lhota Announces New Leadership To Implement Subway Rescue Plan

Lhota Announces New Leadership To Implement Subway Rescue Plan

Pat Foye in his previous post as Cuomo-appointed Port Authority Executive Director. (Governor's Flickr) Newly-reinstated MTA Chairman Joe Lhota announced the creation of two new top MTA positions on Thursday, to be filled by Pat Foye,...

Cute Delay: 'A' Train Halted For Feral Cat Rescue, Riders Say

Cute Delay: 'A' Train Halted For Feral Cat Rescue, Riders Say

(via Alison Diviney's Flickr) Rush hour straphangers on an uptown A train got an out-of-the-ordinary announcement in the midst of an extremely ordinary delay Thursday morning. Their train was stalled at West 4th Street just before...

Subway Etiquette 101: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Train

Subway Etiquette 101: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Train

Chris W. The "Summer Of Hell" has been marked by frequent subway delays, ongoing track work, decaying infrastructure, and Governor Cuomo repeatedly pretending he doesn't control the MTA. It's not easy commuting every day with the...

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

(via Scott Lynch's Flickr) In announcing a thirty-point plan to immediately improve subway service last week, newly-minted MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called for an increased NYPD presence underground to issue littering tickets. Lhota's boss, Governor Cuomo,...

'New Yorker' Cover Accurately Captures The Subway's 'Summer Of Hell'

'New Yorker' Cover Accurately Captures The Subway's 'Summer Of Hell'

The "Summer Of Hell" for NYC mass transit commuters has reached the cover of the latest New Yorker this week: above, you can see Bob Staake's incredibly realistic depiction of an everyday ride on the "hell...

Cops: Man Punched Subway Conductor After She Woke Him Up

Cops: Man Punched Subway Conductor After She Woke Him Up

A subway rider who reached the end of the line on a C train didn't react well to a conductor trying to wake him up when the train reached its destination, punching the woman in the...

The Myth Behind Cuomo & De Blasio's Subway 'Feud'

The Myth Behind Cuomo & De Blasio's Subway 'Feud'

Governor Cuomo asks the city to pay for half of the MTA's $800 million emergency repair plan on Thursday (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo) These are strange times for our beleaguered...

Hark! C Train Countdown Clocks Are Here

Hark! C Train Countdown Clocks Are Here

courtesy Reddit user Justate2slices Back in 2015, when riding the subway was but one fixture of our complicated lives, when we slept the sleep of the innocent, then-MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast suggested that installing subway countdown...

MTA: Do Not Be Alarmed By This Mysterious Green Goop On The Subway Platform

MTA: Do Not Be Alarmed By This Mysterious Green Goop On The Subway Platform

It looks bad but is actually good (Nick Caruso) A puddle of green goop was spotted waiting for the subway at the 34th Street-Herald Square station this morning, but actually it's nothing to worry about, and...

Cuomo To Corporate America: Please Adopt A Subway Station

Cuomo To Corporate America: Please Adopt A Subway Station

Governor Cuomo makes a push for private subway sponsorship and investment before business and labor interests on Thursday. (Governor's Flickr) Governor Andrew Cuomo stood before a room of labor leaders and business interests at an Association...

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

[UPDATE BELOW] MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called on the city and state to split the additional costs needed to "stabilize the subway" during a presentation Tuesday outlining his short term plan to provide relief to frustrated...

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

(David "Dee" Delgado/Gothamist) The day of reckoning is upon us. One month after Governor Cuomo declared the MTA to be in a state of emergency, his newly-appointed MTA Chairman Joe Lhota will deliver a hotly-anticipated plan...

De Blasio Urges MTA To Stop Wasting Straphangers' Time & Money

De Blasio Urges MTA To Stop Wasting Straphangers' Time & Money

A July 17th appearance on the 7 train (Tipster) After the chairman of the MTA and the governor who appointed him spent much of the last week arguing that it's the city's job to fund the...

De Blasio Rides F Train To Deliver Message To Cuomo: Fix The Subways

De Blasio Rides F Train To Deliver Message To Cuomo: Fix The Subways

Mayor de Blasio on an F train crammed full of reporters (Gothamist) On Sunday morning Mayor Bill de Blasio ventured into the subway, a place where Governor Andrew Cuomo has not been for nearly seven months,...

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