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[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...

Activists Push Williamsburg Grand Street Redesign For L Train Shutdown & Beyond

Activists Push Williamsburg Grand Street Redesign For L Train Shutdown & Beyond

(Joshel Melgarejo/Gothamist) Dozens of transit advocates gathered at the Brooklyn bike entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge on Tuesday night to announce a campaign for safer and more efficient pedestrian, cyclist and commuter flow on Grand Street...

Still No L Train Between Manhattan & Brooklyn Following Morning Hotbox

Still No L Train Between Manhattan & Brooklyn Following Morning Hotbox

Jen Holland Earlier this morning, smoke conditions between the Bedford and 1st Avenue stops on the L train line caused multiple trains and stations to be evacuated. No one was injured in the morning incident (although...

[Updates] L Trains Evacuated After Subway Fills Up With Smoke

[Updates] L Trains Evacuated After Subway Fills Up With Smoke

Jen Holland Updates Below L train service between Brooklyn and 8th Avenue in Manhattan was suspended during this morning's rush hour after the tunnel under the East River—and some train cars—filled up with smoke. But of...

NYPD: This Man Yelled 'BOMB' On The L Train & Counted Down From Five

NYPD: This Man Yelled 'BOMB' On The L Train & Counted Down From Five

Photograph by Stefan Georgi / Flickr Hours before an explosion rocked Chelsea on Saturday, a subway passenger yelled "BOMB!" and then counted down from five, according to police. Now the NYPD intends to charge him with...

Create A Winning Plan For 14th Street During L Train Doomsday & Win Cash Prizes

Create A Winning Plan For 14th Street During L Train Doomsday & Win Cash Prizes

14th Street looking west from 2nd Avenue. Photo courtesy of Transportation Alternatives Earlier this month, we announced L-ternative Visions: Reimagining 14th Street and Beyond, a collaboration between Gothamist and Transportation Alternatives that seeks to harness the...

This Is Your Chance To Make L-maggedon Less L'apocalyptic

This Is Your Chance To Make L-maggedon Less L'apocalyptic

14th Street looking west from 2nd Avenue. Photo courtesy of Transportation Alternatives In January 2019, the MTA will suspend all L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and halt L service within Manhattan, severing a vital...

Is Everyone Who Relies On The L Train A Whiny Baby Who Needs To 'Suck It Up'?

Is Everyone Who Relies On The L Train A Whiny Baby Who Needs To 'Suck It Up'?

(Billy Devine) “Suck it up,” suggest commuters living in “subway deserts,” helpfully, to north Brooklyn straphangers in the headline of a recent New York Times article about the impending shutdown of L train service between Brooklyn...

Brooklyn Man Dies From Electrocution On 1st Avenue L Train Tracks

Brooklyn Man Dies From Electrocution On 1st Avenue L Train Tracks

Ariel Dovas/flickr A man was shocked to death after falling off of the First Avenue L train platform and onto the electrified third rail Saturday night. According to police, the 31-year-old Brooklyn man hit the third...

NYPD On Hunt For Man Who Hit Woman With Stick On L Train Platformvideo

NYPD On Hunt For Man Who Hit Woman With Stick On L Train Platform

The NYPD is looking for a man they say hit a woman with a stick at the Livonia Avenue L station in East New York this week. According to police, at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, a...

Mayor De Blasio Open To Closing 14th Street During L Train Shutdown

Mayor De Blasio Open To Closing 14th Street During L Train Shutdown

There have been numerous suggestions for how to compensate when the L train takes an extended spa vacation for 18 months beginning in 2019. One of the louder—and more rational, let's be real—has called for closing 14th...

Williamsburg's Small Business Owners Are Dreading L-Mageddon: 'The Impact Will Hit Like A Bomb'

Williamsburg's Small Business Owners Are Dreading L-Mageddon: 'The Impact Will Hit Like A Bomb'

(Little Building / Flickr) Chris Miller, 25, and Pat Curry, 30, signed their seven-year lease on Cafe Beit on Bedford Avenue two hours before the first reports of an impending L train shutdown. Now that shutdown...

MTA Is Considering Multiple Options To Help L Train Shutdown Victims

MTA Is Considering Multiple Options To Help L Train Shutdown Victims

A fun preview (Billy Devine). Now that the MTA has confirmed its decision to suspend L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 18 months starting in January 2019, the authority says its shifting focus to...

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