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MTA Holds L-Pocalypse Town Hall In Williamsburg Tonight

MTA Holds L-Pocalypse Town Hall In Williamsburg Tonight

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) Future victims of the L train shutdown can deliver their questions, grievances and helpless cries directly to transit...

Manhattan Residents Rage Against Bike Lanes & Buses At L Train Shutdown Town Hall

Manhattan Residents Rage Against Bike Lanes & Buses At L Train Shutdown Town Hall

Hour three of last night's L train shutdown town hall. (Gothamist) With the L-pocalypse now just eleven months away, the MTA and the Department of Transportation are inviting the public to voice their concerns about the...

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

You'll miss this someday. (courtesy of Billy Devine) With the dreaded L train shutdown now just one year away, the upheaval that awaits the city’s already afflicted subway riders is beginning to snap into focus—even as...

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

via Flickr user Stephen Rees The MTA's experiment with foldable seats, introduced as a result of overcrowding which was itself a result of years of underinvestment in mass transit even as the city's population swelled, is...

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

The floor-to-ceiling barriers on the AirTrain. (Courtesy lily_bart's flickr) [UPDATE BELOW] The MTA will test out a new floor-to-ceiling barrier at the 3rd Avenue L train platform, much like the sliding doors on the JFK AirTrain,...

This L Train Car Was Off-Limits To Riders, Apparently Due To Bloody Bandages Everywhere

This L Train Car Was Off-Limits To Riders, Apparently Due To Bloody Bandages Everywhere

Months after riders reported seeing (and riding) a subway car with blood splattered on the floor, a straphanger came across an L train car with the same issues. Reader Susan Key sent us the above video of...

Police: Woman Punched, Choked G Train Rider Who Bumped Into Her

Police: Woman Punched, Choked G Train Rider Who Bumped Into Her

Scott Lynch / Flickr DCPI Police are searching for a woman believed to have brutally attacked another woman after the two bumped into each other while departing a G train last Friday. The perpetrator allegedly threatened...

L Train Robbers Beat Woman Trying To Get Her Wallet Back

L Train Robbers Beat Woman Trying To Get Her Wallet Back

Photograph by Stephen Rees / Flickr Police are investigating a violent robbery along the L line where a woman was beaten after she tried to get her wallet back from three young women.. The incident took...

Rapper Princess Nokia Says She Was The One Who Souped Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist

Rapper Princess Nokia Says She Was The One Who Souped Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist

Princess Nokia performing in Los Angeles over the summer. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) Princess Nokia is exiling racists from her kingdom, one hot cup of soup at a time. On Wednesday, the Bronx-based rapper outed herself as...

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...

NYPD: Man Harassed, Followed 11-Year-Old At Bushwick L Stationvideo

NYPD: Man Harassed, Followed 11-Year-Old At Bushwick L Station

The NYPD is looking for a man they say harassed and followed an 11-year-old boy at a Bushwick L/M train station on Tuesday morning. Police say that the young victim was at the Myrtle/Wyckoff Avenue subway station...

The L Train Is Just So Special This Morning

The L Train Is Just So Special This Morning

People were crowding on to the platform as far back as the Myrtle-Wyckoff station. (Photo by Ali Philippides) Good morning! How is/was your commute? Probably somewhat better than people who rely on the L line, which...

[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:...

'Physically Aroused' L Train Rider Allegedly Rubbed Himself Against Woman, Now Cops Are Looking For Him

'Physically Aroused' L Train Rider Allegedly Rubbed Himself Against Woman, Now Cops Are Looking For Him

Courtesy of Kelsey Miller Police are looking for a subway rider accused of "forcibly rubb[ing] himself against" a woman's backside last week. The victim said, "I tried inching away and repositioning myself so our bodies weren't...

Video: Smoke Pours Into Bedford L Train Station As FDNY Investigation Stalls Subway Service

Video: Smoke Pours Into Bedford L Train Station As FDNY Investigation Stalls Subway Service

Some Eighth Avenue-bound L trains were terminating at Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg at the height of this morning's rush, due to FDNY activity. An FDNY spokesman said firefighters responded to reports of a smoke condition at the...

Video: Giant Hipster Snake Curls Up On L Trainvideo

Video: Giant Hipster Snake Curls Up On L Train

With the subway spiraling into frequent chaos, New York City's wildlife, sensing weakness, are staking their claim on the transit system. This week alone, we've witnessed raccoon-spreading on an uptown 6 train, and, of course, the vicious...

Get A Taste Of The Dreaded L Train Shutdown With Special WEEKEND L Suspensions In May

Get A Taste Of The Dreaded L Train Shutdown With Special WEEKEND L Suspensions In May

The widely-dreaded L train shutdown of 2019 is still two years away, but New Yorkers who live along the line will get a preview in the not-so-distant future, according to a Friday afternoon press release from the...

Man Keeps Cutting Sleeping L Train Riders' Pockets To Steal Their Wallets & Cellphones

Man Keeps Cutting Sleeping L Train Riders' Pockets To Steal Their Wallets & Cellphonesvideo

(Stephen Rees / Flickr) Police believe the same man has robbed six sleeping subway riders and tried to rob another on the L train in February and March. His M.O.: Using an "unknown sharp object" to...

Woman Assaulted On L Train Saw Suspected Attacker The Next Day

Woman Assaulted On L Train Saw Suspected Attacker The Next Day

A 29-year-old Williamsburg resident says she was sexually assaulted by a man on a Manhattan-bound L train Thursday, and she spotted him on the train platform on Friday morning. The victim, who spoke to Gothamist on the...

[UPDATE] Rush Hour L Train Delays After People Walk On Tracks

[UPDATE] Rush Hour L Train Delays After People Walk On Tracks

Evergreen. (Billy Devine) [UPDATE] In an apparent effort to prepare straphangers for an L train-free world, there is currently no L service between Brooklyn and Manhattan due to "NYPD activity" at the Union Square stop. Witnesses...

IT'S ALL HAPPENING: MTA Board Approves 15-Month L Train Shutdown

IT'S ALL HAPPENING: MTA Board Approves 15-Month L Train Shutdown

(Billy Devine) As expected, the MTA Board approved a 15-month L train shutdown today, officially heralding in a near (albeit temporary) future of truncated service between North Brooklyn and Manhattan. The MTA Board awarded the $477...

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...

Cops Search For Masturbating L Train Rider Who Followed 14-Year-Old Girl

Cops Search For Masturbating L Train Rider Who Followed 14-Year-Old Girl

The L train platform at Union Square (Wikipedia) Police are asking the public to help them track down a man accused of masturbating in the subway, then following a teenage girl off the train at the...

'I Want This Guy Caught': L Train Rider Witnesses Man Exposing Himself & Masturbating

'I Want This Guy Caught': L Train Rider Witnesses Man Exposing Himself & Masturbating

An L train rider was subjected to the sight of a man exposing himself and then masturbating on a Brooklyn subway on Tuesday night. The revolted witness took photographs of the man and told us, "I...

MTA And DOT Will Hold Four L-Pocalypse Preparedness Meetings

MTA And DOT Will Hold Four L-Pocalypse Preparedness Meetings

The reality of the looming 18-month suspension of L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan has had about six months to sink in, and straphangers, city planners and transit advocates have wasted no time pitching service alternatives....

The L Train Had No Interest In Your Silly 'Plans' This Morning

The L Train Had No Interest In Your Silly 'Plans' This Morning

(Nell Casey) The scene at Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg during this morning's rush hour was an all-too-familiar Hieronymus Bosch demonic shitshow, with the platform packed to capacity as cries of anguish rose up from pandemonium through...

Teenage Boy Dead After Trying To Leap Off Moving L Train

Teenage Boy Dead After Trying To Leap Off Moving L Train

via ariellito/flickr A teenage boy was killed last night after he reportedly tried to leap from a moving subway train onto a station platform in Brooklyn. According to NBC NY, the deadly incident happened at roughly...

Transit Advocates Call For 14th Street Shutdown During L-mageddon

Transit Advocates Call For 14th Street Shutdown During L-mageddon

The End Times cometh. (Jen Holland) Public transportation advocates are calling upon the city and the MTA to close 14th Street to private vehicles during the looming L-train shutdown between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and invest upwards...

East River Skyway Proposal Gains Support As L Train Shutdown Looms

East River Skyway Proposal Gains Support As L Train Shutdown Looms

For years, the East River Gondola has been nothing more than a glassy conceptual $100 million pie in the sky. But now, with the L Train halting service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 18 months beginning...

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