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NYC Subway Ridership Was 1.708 Billion Last Year, Highest Since 1949

NYC Subway Ridership Was 1.708 Billion Last Year, Highest Since 1949

Photograph by She Said Unprintable on Flickr The MTA just announced its annual subway ridership stats, and 2013 was a huge year for the subways: "Annual subway ridership of 1.708 billion is now the highest since...

Survey: L Train Is The Cleanest Train, While Subways Get Dirtier Overall

Survey: L Train Is The Cleanest Train, While Subways Get Dirtier Overall

We'll miss you, L train. (Idle Type / Flickr) Subway cars across the city saw a "statistically significant decline" in cleanliness over the last two years, according to the Straphangers Campaign's annual "subway shmutz" surveys. In...

L Train Partially Shut Down This Weekend, And Other MTA-Induced Misery

L Train Partially Shut Down This Weekend, And Other MTA-Induced Misery

We're gonna miss you, L train. (Idle Type / Flickr) Remember those fun three months last year in which the L train seemed to develop a drinking problem and stopped running past Bedford for a while?...

NYPD: This Man Robbed Woman At Graham Ave. L Train Stationvideo

NYPD: This Man Robbed Woman At Graham Ave. L Train Station

The police released surveillance video of a man accused of attacking and robbing a woman at a Brooklyn train station on the first day of the year. According to the police, a 26-year-old woman was in...

The Most Touching NYC Missed Connection Ever?

The Most Touching NYC Missed Connection Ever?

(From Adrian Tomine's beloved 2011 New Yorker cover.) Usually, we only turn to Craigslist when we are in desperate need of 12 tons of rock salt or human-sized hamster wheels. But whether it's the temperatures or...

Monitor The L Train's Arrivals From Your Mobile Device

Monitor The L Train's Arrivals From Your Mobile Device

(Courtesy The L Train's Twitter) The L has joined the 1/2/3/4/5/6 and Times Square Shuttle as a train that you can see real time, next-train departures online or on the MTA's smartphone app. Gritting your teeth...

Abject L Train Failure Well-Documented

Abject L Train Failure Well-Documented

(Courtesy The L Train's Twitter) The L train had some issues this morning, causing rush hour migraines along the Brooklyn spur of the world's most relevant subway line. According to the MTA, there was no L...

About That Guy On The Bedford L Platform Covered Head-To-Toe In Wrapping Paper

About That Guy On The Bedford L Platform Covered Head-To-Toe In Wrapping Paper

(Julian Cole) If you took the L train in or out of Bedford Avenue (New York City's Most Relevant Subway Station) today, you may have noticed a man covered head to toe in shiny green wrapping...

L Train Evening Commute Looks Pretty Bad Too

L Train Evening Commute Looks Pretty Bad Too

Photograph by jennamd80 The MTA's signal problems along the L line made this morning's commute terrible, so there are crews trying to repair damaged equipment right now. Unfortunately those repairs between Myrtle Av-Wyckoff Av & Broadway...

L Train Delays And Partial Suspension Today, Thanks To Signal Problems

L Train Delays And Partial Suspension Today, Thanks To Signal Problems

Photograph of last night's delays by iammaiinstagram It's TGIF for everyone EXCEPT L train riders. Last night, the MTA announced that there were signal problems between Myrtle Av-Wyckoff Av and Broadway Junction—which would then "impact service...

Man Killed By L Train In Brooklyn

Man Killed By L Train In Brooklyn

arieℓℓito's flickr A man was fatally struck by an L train in Canarsie at around 6:30 p.m. yesterday evening. The incident happened at the 105th Street L station; sources say the victim ended up on the...

The L Train Will Be F'd This Weekend

The L Train Will Be F'd This Weekend

You, waiting for the shuttle bus this weekend. (Emilie Ruscoe) In nearly the same breath that it announced service improvements will be coming to L train, the MTA also muttered into its sleeve that it won't...

More L And G Trains Are Coming To A Station Near You

More L And G Trains Are Coming To A Station Near You

Sadness, abate! (Michael Tapp) It's official: the MTA says the L and G trains will start sucking a little bit less soon, thanks to an upcoming increase in service. The Gods of North Brooklyn Smile Upon...

Sweet Relief: MTA Likely To Boost L Train Service Significantly Next Year

Sweet Relief: MTA Likely To Boost L Train Service Significantly Next Year

tom starkweather's flickr After the last frustrating setback in September, we told the L train we were thinking about seeing other people. We've done this dance for too long, and it's getting too cold outside to...

No L Train Between Lorimer & Myrtle-Wyckoff On Weekends Through Mid-October

No L Train Between Lorimer & Myrtle-Wyckoff On Weekends Through Mid-October

We're gonna miss this cuddly little guy. (JoelZimmer on Flickr) If you reside along the L line in Bushwick and somehow haven't given up on the L train yet, it's probably time you faced facts and...

Sure, Why Not Use The L Train To Transport Your Big Unwrapped Mattress?

Sure, Why Not Use The L Train To Transport Your Big Unwrapped Mattress?

"Fuck it" Everyone knows renting a U-Haul van or hiring a moving company is a scam—the resourceful New Yorker isn't afraid to bite the bullet use the subway to transport a giant smoker grill, wheelchair sculpture,...

Hipster Newsstand Opens In Williamsburg Subway With Zines, Vinyl, Artisanal Jerkygallery

Hipster Newsstand Opens In Williamsburg Subway With Zines, Vinyl, Artisanal Jerky

FINALLY: You no longer have to crawl up to the played-out streets of Williamsburg to grab a few zines, some artisanal beef jerky, and an old G.G. Allin & The Murder Junkies album as you transfer from...

Photos: Subway Performer Accused Of Robbing Teens Of iPhone, $30

Photos: Subway Performer Accused Of Robbing Teens Of iPhone, $30

Nearly a week after announcing that a group of subway dance show performers beat a F train rider, the NYPD now says a subway dancer robbed two teens at the Union Square station. According to the...

Watch Out For Upskirt Pervs With An iPod Touch In A Plastic Bag

Watch Out For Upskirt Pervs With An iPod Touch In A Plastic Bag

The Union Square subway station is heavily trafficked, thanks to the many train lines that subway riders can catch there. It also means that it's pervert central. There are pervs on the subway groping women as...

Photo: A Haunting Encounter With Google Glass On The L Train

Photo: A Haunting Encounter With Google Glass On The L Train

missdes They're in our bars, they're at our Justin Timberlake corporate events, and they rock out to Beats by Dre. Google Glass-enhanced cyborgs seem to be popping up all around NYC these days—and since they have...

Dear God: L Train Will Shutdown Memorial Day Weekend

Dear God: L Train Will Shutdown Memorial Day Weekend

Michael Tapp What is fear? Is it a movie starring Marky Mark? Is it the 1991 album by Toad The Wet Sprocket? Is it the feeling one gets when Jason Terry starts hitting his shots in...

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Photo: Some "Hipster" Put A Pacman Sticker On The L Train

Someone put up this sweet Pacman sticker on the L train and now Redditors can't stop discussing hipsters. Doesn't it get exhausting, everyone? Can't we have fun stuff like this around and just enjoy it, no...

Photo: L Train Rider With Open Pot Of Oatmeal Wins Breukelen

Photo: L Train Rider With Open Pot Of Oatmeal Wins Breukelen

"I figure the first track will lead in with a Time Crisis sound effect and like, some William Burroughs spoken word, and then we'll loop my sighs over a theramin" (Reddit, god bless em) Writing an...

Photos: Google Glass Spotted On L Train

Photos: Google Glass Spotted On L Train

Photos by Christina Martinelli In the 1990s, or even the early aughts, one would have never worn their Google Glass out in public in New York City... in Brooklyn... on the subway, unless one wanted to...

NYPD Cop Allegedly Pepper-Sprayed Little Kids

NYPD Cop Allegedly Pepper-Sprayed Little Kids

(Adrin Shamsudin/Shutterstock) A Bronx woman is suing the NYPD for pepper spraying her and her children in a Brooklyn subway station last summer. The lawsuit, filed at the end of last month, accuses three NYPD officers...

Video: It's Finally Spring, So Birds Are Literally Dancing Over The Subwayvideo

Video: It's Finally Spring, So Birds Are Literally Dancing Over The Subway

This guy knows what we're talking about (oneshed's flickr) We did it you guys: through sheer force of will and superhuman patience, we've finally crossed winter's threshold into spring. No more snow days, no more stilettos...

Family Of 23-Year-Old Found Dismembered In L Tunnel Suing MTA

Family Of 23-Year-Old Found Dismembered In L Tunnel Suing MTA

Courtesy M.V. Jantzen's flickr The family of a 23-year-old who was found dead and dismembered in an L train tunnel tunnel last year is suing the MTA for access to subway surveillance tapes. The body of...

[UPDATE] L Train Is FUBAR This Morning, In Case You Didn't Know

[UPDATE] L Train Is FUBAR This Morning, In Case You Didn't Know

A dispirited crowd waits for a bus outside a closed L station, via ‏@FranckLompart [UPDATE BELOW] It's been a while since we've reported some morning L Hell, so here's your dose of MTA pain for today:...

Don't Threaten To Kill L Train Riders Even If They Break Your Wine Glasses

Don't Threaten To Kill L Train Riders Even If They Break Your Wine Glasses

Here's a lesson to all those subway etiquette rule breakers out there: it's bad enough that you hog seats with your bags (see above) and your bananas. But if you then put up a hissy fit...

Creepy Video: L Train Filled With Sleeping People

Creepy Video: L Train Filled With Sleeping Peoplevideo

Comfy? According to Mayor Bloomberg nobody sleeps on the streets of NYC anymore. Perhaps because they are all sleeping on the L train? Or should we call it, ahem, the Z train? Now, we're not entirely...

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