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'Huge Crowd Conditions' Along L Line After Debris Stops Service Into Manhattan

'Huge Crowd Conditions' Along L Line After Debris Stops Service Into Manhattan

View this post on Instagram #whathappenswhen the #LTrain is down during your #commute ☹️ A post shared by Nancy Mcgraw (@nanafanapanalan) on Mar 14, 2019 at 5:29am PDT The MTA was forced to suspend Manhattan-bound L...

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Not present last night: Andy Byford, Polly Trottenberg, or Ronnie Hakim (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) When Governor Andrew Cuomo swooped in earlier this year to cancel the full L train shutdown plan, replacing it with a new proposal to repair the tunnel...

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Flickr Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the MTA everything from “diabolical” to a “disgrace,” but this is the year he’s taking action. Today he unveiled a 10-point plan to “transform” the MTA, raising...

A FREAKIN RACCOON IN THE SUBWAY!!!???!!!

A FREAKIN RACCOON IN THE SUBWAY!!!???!!!

cataloupealone's flickr While some New Yorkers have accused the de Blasio administration of being in cahoots with the urban raccoon population in order to propagate a problematic pro-procyonid agenda (...stick with me here), not all politicians...

Big Plank Of Wood Falls From Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Stop, Narrowly Missing Womangallery

Big Plank Of Wood Falls From Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Stop, Narrowly Missing Woman

First the historic flood. Then the noxious fumes. And while we'd braced ourselves for the next L train plague to be frog-related, according to one shaken commuter, we're now at the "sky is literally falling" stage of...

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

When the MTA said "swastikas in" an L train, it reportedly meant Antifa stickers—which caused the above overcrowding scenario. (Claire Lampen/Gothamist) Subway commuters on the L line enjoyed a typically frustrating commute this morning, as Manhattan-bound...

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

What an "absolute nightmare" situation on the L train might look like (via Twitter) When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced four weeks ago that he was cancelling the full L train shutdown in favor of a new...

Smelly L Train Now Has Nauseating 'Dusty Haze,' Riders Say

Smelly L Train Now Has Nauseating 'Dusty Haze,' Riders Say

MTA fans near the Graham Avenue station (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) One week after the noxious chemical smell first began tormenting riders and workers along the L line, some commuters say the stink has worsened, and...

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

Commuters along the L line on February 6, 2019 (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) The source of the nauseating L train smell that has sickened multiple riders and workers this week may be an abandoned diesel tank...

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Calls MTA A 'Disgrace,' Demands Congestion Pricing Or Steep Fare Hikes

Cuomo, Who Controls The MTA, Calls MTA A 'Disgrace,' Demands Congestion Pricing Or Steep Fare Hikes

(Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office Flickr) In his most full-throated takedown of the MTA to date, Cuomo mocked all aspects of the agency that he has essentially controlled for eight years at a speech to business leaders...

Nauseating L Train Mystery Smell Enters Day 4: 'We Get Drunk With The Fumes!'gallery

Nauseating L Train Mystery Smell Enters Day 4: 'We Get Drunk With The Fumes!'

Four days after L train riders began reporting noxious oil fumes on their commutes, the stench continues to linger, and multiple subway conductors told Gothamist on Thursday morning that the odor is no better than it was...

UPDATES: L Train Fumes Sicken Multiple MTA Workers

UPDATES: L Train Fumes Sicken Multiple MTA Workers

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube, which the L train uses. (MTA / Flickr) On Tuesday afternoon, the MTA shut down L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for several hours to determine the source of noxious chemical...

UPDATE: L Train Reopens After Fumes Cause Fainting, Vomiting

UPDATE: L Train Reopens After Fumes Cause Fainting, Vomiting

(Sharilyn Neidhardt / Flickr) The MTA has suspended L train service between First Avenue in Manhattan and Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn, after gas fumes caused at least two passengers to faint. Update: L train service is...

Some East Villagers Lose Heat After Steam Pipe Bursts Under 14th Street

Some East Villagers Lose Heat After Steam Pipe Bursts Under 14th Street

Construction at the northwest corner of Avenue B and 14th Street (Christopher Robbins / Gothamist) A Con Ed steam pipe under 14th Street failed on Tuesday morning, leading to heat and hot water outages at many...

L Train Pre-Shutdown Starts Today: No Service On Nights And Weekends, Through Mid-March

L Train Pre-Shutdown Starts Today: No Service On Nights And Weekends, Through Mid-March

(Mary Altaffer/AP/Shutterstock) While Governor Andrew Cuomo's plans to reimagine the L train shutdown are still being debated (and questioned in internal MTA memos), one thing L train riders can count on is limited service from now...

[Update] Blue Point Turns L Train Shutdown Confusion Into 'What The L' Lager

[Update] Blue Point Turns L Train Shutdown Confusion Into 'What The L' Lager

(Blue Point) The situation with the state of the L train and the un-shutdown has only grown more confusing as officials have bandied about contradicting information and plans. The whole thing kinda makes you want to...

MTA Memo: Cuomo's L Train Plan Will Cause Crowding 'Greater Than Anything Ever Experienced'

MTA Memo: Cuomo's L Train Plan Will Cause Crowding 'Greater Than Anything Ever Experienced'

7 train delays cause massive backups in 2016 (Amha Mogus / Flickr) Just a few weeks ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo upended three years of transportation planning and shocked the city by announcing that L train service...

[UPDATES] Water Main Break Snarls Morning L Train, Plus Bonus Problems On Other Linesgallery

[UPDATES] Water Main Break Snarls Morning L Train, Plus Bonus Problems On Other Lines

A water main break in Chelsea has partially flooded the L train station at 8th Avenue, causing the partial suspension of L train service during the Wednesday morning rush. As of 8:50 a.m., limited L service has...

We Rode The L Train And Talked To Riders About The Un-Shutdown Confusion

We Rode The L Train And Talked To Riders About The Un-Shutdown Confusion

(Shumita Basu / WNYC) Subway riders who take the L train have expressed a range of emotions while processing mixed messages from the MTA over its plans for repairing the Canarsie Tunnel: from relief to anger,...

Cuomo's MTA Is 'Neutering' Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

Cuomo's MTA Is 'Neutering' Oversight To Ram Through L Train Plan, Board Members Say

Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates his use of a magnetic wand at the 9th Avenue subway station on the D Line in Sunset Park (Governor's Flickr) On Thursday night, two weeks after Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his...

In L Train Shutdown Confusion, West Village Residents See Chance To Kill Bike Lanes

In L Train Shutdown Confusion, West Village Residents See Chance To Kill Bike Lanes

The new bike lane on 13th Street betwen 6th & 7th Avenues (Gothamist) The L train shutdown might be cancelled, but the battle over what will happen with the city's long-planned mitigation measures is only just...

L Train Shutdown Reversal Stings For Small Business Owners Who Gave Up On Williamsburg

L Train Shutdown Reversal Stings For Small Business Owners Who Gave Up On Williamsburg

Patti Jackson, chef and owner, in front of her former Williamsburg restaurant Delaware and Hudson. (Photo courtesy of Patti Jackson) In 2016, Patti Jackson seemed to be on a roll. Two years into the opening of...

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

NYC Transit Boss Andy Byford Is Begging For Someone To 'Unshackle Me' From 'Bureaucracies'

Andy Byford on The Brian Lehrer Show at The Greene Space Two days after saying he supported NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's surprise variation on an L train shutdown plan, but added that he won't be "steamrolled"...

NYC's First Underwater Subway Tunnel Turns 111 Years Old Today

NYC's First Underwater Subway Tunnel Turns 111 Years Old Today

Photograph of subway tunnel construction from November 15, 1903 (via NYPL) Today, New York City’s oldest underwater subway tunnel celebrates its 111th anniversary of carrying commuters between the boroughs. The Joralemon Street Tube was first put...

Cuomo's L Train Reboot Still Full Of Unknowns: 'Nobody Has Any Idea Except For The Governor'

Cuomo's L Train Reboot Still Full Of Unknowns: 'Nobody Has Any Idea Except For The Governor'

On November 7, 2012, crews work to repair circuits for pump motor controllers in the L train tunnel that were damaged by seawater during Hurricane Sandy. (MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann) Since...

Report: The L Train Shutdown Was A Mirage, But The Rent Savings Were Very Real

Report: The L Train Shutdown Was A Mirage, But The Rent Savings Were Very Real

The Bedford Avenue L train station in Williamsburg. (Photo by Shutterstock) In a city in which the “where-to-rent” calculus can feel like a high-stakes betting game, North Brooklyn renters who just signed leases were probably the...

A Century Ago, NYC Didn't Even Have An L Train To Complain About

A Century Ago, NYC Didn't Even Have An L Train To Complain About

Fourteenth Street-Eastern Line, Street Decking over Excavation, With Openings for Construction Work, Gas By-passes, etc., Meserole Street, Brooklyn. (via NYCsubway.org) The uproar over the on-then-off-again shutdown of the L train for repairs may make it impossible...

Will Toxic Silica Dust Derail Cuomo's Last Minute L Train Fix?

Will Toxic Silica Dust Derail Cuomo's Last Minute L Train Fix?

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube. (MTA / Flickr) Two-and-a-half years ago, the leaders of the MTA embarked on a massive public outreach campaign to convince New Yorkers that there was "simply no other option" but to fully...

L'Pocalypse Nah: Cuomo Says Full L Train Shutdown Unnecessary

L'Pocalypse Nah: Cuomo Says Full L Train Shutdown Unnecessarygallery

At 12:45 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding a press conference at his Midtown office. The press conference comes two weeks after the governor ventured down into the Canarsie tunnel with a group of...

Mysteriously Green L Train Dumpsters Are Probably Fine & Normal

Mysteriously Green L Train Dumpsters Are Probably Fine & Normal

(Courtesy Patrick Ferguson) The Ghostbuster Ectoplasm dumpster photo taken by a concerned 14th Street resident may be more like Exorcist pea soup, but is in fact nevertheless greenish, despite denials from the MTA. It is also...

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