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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...

Video: Enormous Rat Runs Wild In Subway Station Agent Booth

Video: Enormous Rat Runs Wild In Subway Station Agent Boothvideo

(Progressive Action) Rats have already taken over our bathrooms, our salads, and the entirety of the Upper West Side, but of course their first love will always be the subway. Progressive Action has shared this video...

New Signals Fully Installed On 7 Line, But When Will Riders See Improvements?

New Signals Fully Installed On 7 Line, But When Will Riders See Improvements?

(MTA Photos) The MTA completed the 8-year installation of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signals on the 7 line over the weekend, but the agency warns riders may not notice any changes for weeks. "Over the...

L'pocalypse Soon: L Train Shutdown Start Date REVEALED

L'pocalypse Soon: L Train Shutdown Start Date REVEALED

You'll miss this someday (courtesy of Billy Devine) Set your doomsday clocks: The L-pocalypse is just 179 days away. According to an email shared with Gothamist, transit officials told local electeds during a briefing on Tuesday...

9-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After 'Reckless' L Train Operator Dragged Him Down Platform, Lawsuit Alleges

9-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After 'Reckless' L Train Operator Dragged Him Down Platform, Lawsuit Alleges

Photo of the injured boy's legs after a subway conductor caught him in the train doors and dragged him along the platform. (Courtesy of attorney Edward Steinberg) The MTA and NYCTA are both named in a...

What Fresh L Is This? MTA Slashes Weeknight L Train Service Until End Of November

What Fresh L Is This? MTA Slashes Weeknight L Train Service Until End Of November

Goodbye forever, L train. (Sharilyn Neidhardt/Flickr) Oh, I'm sorry, were you hoping to take advantage of a running L train in these last few moments/months before service to Manhattan is completely shut down in April? One...

Fancy E-Ferry Service Promises 'Seamless' Service During L Train Shutdown

Fancy E-Ferry Service Promises 'Seamless' Service During L Train Shutdown

"The next era of conscious commuting" (screenshot) There are just 177 days until April 2019, when L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan will cease for more than a year. Perhaps you have considered enrolling in...

MTA: Don't Be Alarmed By Falling Chunks Of Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Station

MTA: Don't Be Alarmed By Falling Chunks Of Ceiling At Bedford Ave L Station

The sky is *not* falling in Williamsburg. The MTA says this is supposed to happen. (via tipster) As the marrow-level dread of the fast-approaching L train shutdown begins to set in, the MTA is hustling to...

'Absolute Nightmare' On L Train Due To Busted Doors

'Absolute Nightmare' On L Train Due To Busted Doors

The L train is growing older, crankier, corroded-ier, and as it hurtles toward the dark abyss, it's not going gentle into that good night. No, our beloved but frail L train, like a plucky Great Aunt who's...

New Lawsuit Aims To Kill Bike Lanes & Bus Priority In L Train Shutdown Plan

New Lawsuit Aims To Kill Bike Lanes & Bus Priority In L Train Shutdown Plan

(courtesy of Billy Devine) The dreaded L train shutdown is now just six months away, but some Manhattan residents are still clinging to the notion that they can somehow dodge the worst effects of the historic...

Enjoy A Taste Of The L Train Shutdown Every Weekend In October

Enjoy A Taste Of The L Train Shutdown Every Weekend In October

(Sharilyn Neidhardt/Flickr) With September coming to a close, now seems like a good time to remind you of the cheeky trick the MTA has reserved for the spookiest month of all: L train service will be...

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

Canarsie Residents On L Train Shutdown: 'We Need a Boat'

(Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) Months after hosting contentious meetings in the West Village and Williamsburg on the looming L train shutdown, the MTA and Department of Transportation finally got around to facing the residents of Canarsie on Wednesday...

L Train Shutdown Working Great For People Seeking Slightly Less Obscene Rents In Williamsburg

L Train Shutdown Working Great For People Seeking Slightly Less Obscene Rents In Williamsburg

(Chris Polinsky / Flickr) Thanks to the looming L train shutdown, Williamsburg rents have slipped from Three Kidney Broker Fees to Just Cut Off A Few Fingers You Don't Want. According to a StreetEasy report, 48...

MTA Previews L Train Shutdown With Tuesday Rush Hour J/M Misery

MTA Previews L Train Shutdown With Tuesday Rush Hour J/M Misery

It's 82 degrees and Tuesday, and right on cue, the MTA is here to turn your morning commute into a intestinal squeeze through damp bodies and claustrophobic platforms and rotting infrastructure. This morning's chaos comes courtesy of...

MTA Previews Big L Train Shutdown With 15 Weekends Of L Shutdowns

MTA Previews Big L Train Shutdown With 15 Weekends Of L Shutdowns

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) The dreaded L train shutdown is coming sooner than anyone imagined. On Saturday, the MTA quietly announced that...

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can I Avoid Getting Crushed In A Stampede?

Ask A Native New Yorker: How Can I Avoid Getting Crushed In A Stampede?

Bedford Avenue, 2018. (Courtesy of Billy Devine) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone was new to New York once upon a time, except, of course, those battle-hardened residents...

L Train Gun Scare Causes Stampede At Bedford Ave Stopvideo

L Train Gun Scare Causes Stampede At Bedford Ave Stop

Photo from earlier this year. (Courtesy of Billy Devine) Update: new video below. On Saturday afternoon, some L train riders reportedly heard that there was a "gun" or "bomb" on their train, which led to panic...

Luxury Shuttle Bus Service Calling Itself 'The New L' Aims To Cash In On L Train Shutdown Hell

Luxury Shuttle Bus Service Calling Itself 'The New L' Aims To Cash In On L Train Shutdown Hell

Are YOU concerned about the fast-approaching L train shutdown, the overnight displacement of hundreds of thousands of daily commuters, the likelihood of system-wide spillover effects and the potential for paralytic, bus-stiflling congestion caused by the attendant...

Dude...

Dude...

(Tipster) What do we owe each other? It's the question at the heart of every subway etiquette post Gothamist covers in our never-ending quest to make this city a little less jerky. Well, that and: what...

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown

(via flickr user Klingon65) After months of uncertainty, the city has agreed to ban most cars from 14th Street from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week to make way for a bus-only corridor...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move Out Of Williamsburg Before The L Shuts Down?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Should I Move Out Of Williamsburg Before The L Shuts Down?

A view of the Williamsburg Bridge from the dog run in the new Domino Park in Williamsburg's Southside. (Sai Mokhtari / Gothamist) Are you relatively new to this bustling metropolis? Don't be shy about it, everyone...

Brooklyn Community Advocates Fear L Train Shutdown Will Hit Poor NYers Hardest: 'No One Is Stepping Up'

Brooklyn Community Advocates Fear L Train Shutdown Will Hit Poor NYers Hardest: 'No One Is Stepping Up'

Patrick Houston, an organizer with NY Communities For Change, connecting the need for climate change action with the coming shutdown (Gothamist) With less than 300 days until the dreaded L train shutdown, dozens of economic justice...

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Last night's town hall at Progress High School in Williamsburg (Gothamist) Fresh off last week's rollicking display of NIMBY indulgence, the second and final stop on the MTA's L-pocalypse Listening Tour came to Brooklyn last night,...

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