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Overflowing Toilet At MTA Tower Snarls Service On Multiple Subway Lines

Overflowing Toilet At MTA Tower Snarls Service On Multiple Subway Lines

The outside of the bathroom at the MTA's 42nd Street control tower (Provided to Gothamist) Everyone's favorite transit authority has been ignoring a toilet overflowing with shit for the past three days, and now riders have...

Renderings Reveal New Portal To Penn Station Opening In 2020gallery

Renderings Reveal New Portal To Penn Station Opening In 2020

Like a mystical Stargate beckoning humankind into a spectacular new dimension or a fragrant Auntie Anne's, a new entrance coming to Penn Station next year will transport weary explorers straight down to the Long Island Railroad concourse....

How To Decide Which MetroCard To Buy With The Recent Fare Hike

How To Decide Which MetroCard To Buy With The Recent Fare Hike

(Photo via triborough on flickr) While we can't personally make the subway run more efficiently, we can figure out how to make your subway experience as cost-effective as possible. And with the MTA recently raising subway...

L Train Riders Infuriated By Extensive Monday Morning Delays

L Train Riders Infuriated By Extensive Monday Morning Delays

Good morning, Williamsburg! (Courtesy of Ellie Rountree) After the L train's meltdown on Friday morning, the line went into its regularly scheduled weekend of reduced service for tunnel work, only to return with another round of...

Will Brooklyn Heights' Clark Street Station Be Closing For A Year?

Will Brooklyn Heights' Clark Street Station Be Closing For A Year?

(Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Could the Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights be facing a year-long closure for repairs? The rumor has made headlines, though the MTA has yet to confirm. And now the Brooklyn Heights...

The L Train Had A Case Of The Mondays This Friday Morning

The L Train Had A Case Of The Mondays This Friday Morning

Subway survivors during the first week of the L train slowdown. (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) The L train will be right with you, please hold. Keep holding. We're fixing it, really. We're right on top of that, Rose....

The Canal Street 1 Train Platform Has A Bit Of A Blob Prob

The Canal Street 1 Train Platform Has A Bit Of A Blob Prob

A truly dire-looking Blob, oozing on a subway platform on the 1 train. (Paula Mejía/Gothamist) Several months ago, Gothamist reported on a mysterious Blob protruding from a vent off the 23rd Street C/E train stop. We...

Everything Will Be Totally Normal On Every Subway Line (Except The 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, D, E, F, J, L, M, N, Q, R, and W) This Weekend

Everything Will Be Totally Normal On Every Subway Line (Except The 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, D, E, F, J, L, M, N, Q, R, and W) This Weekend

It's not coming buddy, move on (andrew mohrer's flickr) Do you really need to take the subway this weekend? Why not try biking? Pogo-sticking? There are these things called buses...or how about walking? Have you ever...

MTA: Totally Safe To Breathe Deep The Rejuvenating Air Of The L Train

MTA: Totally Safe To Breathe Deep The Rejuvenating Air Of The L Train

A commuter waiting for one of the noxious gas trains on February 6, 2019 (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) The MTA has made good on its promise to release the results of air quality monitoring along parts...

Penn Station Track Work This Summer Will Delay Thousands Of NJ Transit And LIRR Commuters

Penn Station Track Work This Summer Will Delay Thousands Of NJ Transit And LIRR Commuters

(Todd Seelie / Gothamist) Thousands of Penn Station commuters will face three months of train delays this summer as Amtrak undertakes track repair work that will divert Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit trains. Beginning...

Gotta Be Quick To Snag A Free Double Decker British Mystery Bus On Craigslist

Gotta Be Quick To Snag A Free Double Decker British Mystery Bus On Craigslist

The Leyland Atlantean bus was one of the first rear-engined, front entrance double-decker buses used in the U.K. Now this one lives in a Bushwick backyard (Gothamist) Every so often, Craigslist offers a tantalizing opportunity to...

MTA Chairman Pledges To Investigate 'Extremely Concerning' Overtime Payments

MTA Chairman Pledges To Investigate 'Extremely Concerning' Overtime Payments

(Governor Cuomo's Flickr) The MTA will launch an investigation into "excessive" overtime payments shelled out to transit workers, following reports that some employees are taking home hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra pay. On Wednesday,...

Report: The MTA's 'Biggest Single Governance Problem' Is Governor Cuomo

Report: The MTA's 'Biggest Single Governance Problem' Is Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Canarsie Tunnel in December 2018. (Governor's Office) The group Reinvent Albany, which pushes for greater government transparency, doesn’t mince words when it comes to nailing down once and for all who...

De Blasio Bans Alcohol Advertisements On City Property

De Blasio Bans Alcohol Advertisements On City Property

(Chris Goldberg's Flickr) The CDC says New York is a city full of irreparable booze hounds, and our mayor knows it. Due, perhaps, to New Yorkers' propensity for alcohol-fueled calamities—see: drunk drivers who rip off their...

In L-ternative Universe, Subway Riders M-iserable

In L-ternative Universe, Subway Riders M-iserable

Riders found themselves trapped on M trains last night; meanwhile, this morning’s commute was beset by an "earlier problem" (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) With the L train nights and weekends slowdown now in full swing, the MTA is...

Express Bus Service Goes Cashless, Leaving Some Riders In A Jam

Express Bus Service Goes Cashless, Leaving Some Riders In A Jam

(Shumita Basu / Gothamist / WNYC) The MTA’s fleet of express buses, which whisk commuters back and forth between the outer boroughs and Manhattan for $6.75 per trip, are sometimes seen as the “luxurious” public-transit option....

First Monday Of L Train Slowdown Gets Off To A Slow Start

First Monday Of L Train Slowdown Gets Off To A Slow Start

At Bedford Avenue, some riders had to wait 36 minutes for a train at around 6:30 a.m. (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) On Monday at 5 a.m, L train service was supposed to return to normal after the first...

Brave Bystanders Stop Subway Hatchet Attack

Brave Bystanders Stop Subway Hatchet Attack

A man menaced his fellow subway passengers as their 1 train pulled into the 66th Street Station Saturday night. (Wally Gobetz's Flickr) A disturbed man menaced 1 train passengers with a hatchet on Saturday night, allegedly...

L Train Slowdown Begins With Broken Countdown Clocks, Hour-Long Waits

L Train Slowdown Begins With Broken Countdown Clocks, Hour-Long Waitsgallery

The L train slowdown stumbled out of the gate on Friday night, kicking off drastic reductions in nights and weekend service with a performance that left many riders confused, frustrated and convinced the next 15-18 months will...

The MTA Is Selling This Used Subway Trash Can For Just $375

The MTA Is Selling This Used Subway Trash Can For Just $375

A sturdy trash bin like this can now be all yours. (Courtesy urzzz / Flickr) Look, you probably already have a trash can. And maybe, like me, you're using it frequently while spring cleaning ahead of...

Here's What Broke The F Train Wednesday Morning

Here's What Broke The F Train Wednesday Morning

(@NYCT Subway) On Wednesday morning, F train riders faced a very effed up rush hour commute. Those extensive delays, which ensnared other lines including the A, C, and G, were caused by a toxic combination of...

Effing F Train Completely F's Up This Morning's Subway Commute

Effing F Train Completely F's Up This Morning's Subway Commute

grapfapan's flickr The Perfect Storm was a 2000 biographical disaster film about George Clooney's disastrous attempt at cosplaying as a Masshole alongside Mark Wahlberg. "The Perfect Storm" is also what we'd call this morning's disastrous F...

MTA Will Lease Rooftop Space For Solar Panels To Cash In On Sunshine

MTA Will Lease Rooftop Space For Solar Panels To Cash In On Sunshine

Soon, many of the MTA's rooftops, like this one at the Coney Island Maintenance Facility, will be full of solar panels you can rent. (MTA Handout) It's not exactly a secret that the MTA is eager...

How One Lucky MetroCard Could Transport You To A Tropical Paradise But Let's Face It Probably Not

How One Lucky MetroCard Could Transport You To A Tropical Paradise But Let's Face It Probably Not

(Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau) The MTA is getting in the sweepstakes game: Beginning today, anyone who buys a MetroCard from a select few stations in Manhattan or Brooklyn will be eligible for an all-expense-paid vacation...

NYC's Greatest Subway Cars, With Faux Wood Paneling And '70s Color Palette, Are Not Long For This World

NYC's Greatest Subway Cars, With Faux Wood Paneling And '70s Color Palette, Are Not Long For This World

A few plants could really tie this car together. (Jen Carlson / Gothamist) Recently my C trains have alternated between the new, sleek cars with blue seating and a polished glow, and something a little more...

'It Was An Attempted Murder': Subway Conductor Stabbed In The Bronx

'It Was An Attempted Murder': Subway Conductor Stabbed In The Bronx

The MTA conductor is now in stable condition, authorities said (Courtesy of 'Progressive Action') Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for allegedly stabbing an MTA conductor multiple times in the Bronx this weekend. The incident occurred...

Reminder: MTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect This Sunday

Reminder: MTA Fare Hike Goes Into Effect This Sunday

Happy Easter! (Gothamist) The MTA is raising fares this weekend, again, despite Governor Andrew Cuomo's campaign pledge not to hike rates until the subway got its act together (it has not). Starting on Sunday, the price...

Law Professor Says Suing MTA For Bad Service Unlikely To Improve Commutes

Law Professor Says Suing MTA For Bad Service Unlikely To Improve Commutes

(Stephen Nessen / Gothamist / WNYC) When WNYC and Gothamist put out a survey a few weeks ago asking people to describe their commuting experiences, one question that several people posed boiled down to this: Can...

The MTA Wants You To Carry Your Dog In A Basket On The Subway

The MTA Wants You To Carry Your Dog In A Basket On The Subway

(Pre-pupperized photo by John McCarten / City Council) With the L train un-shutdown set to un-commence next week, transit reporters expected a significant download of information at today's MTA board hearing (especially as this was the...

Video: New Yorkers Experience Just Another Totally Normal Day On The Subway...

Video: New Yorkers Experience Just Another Totally Normal Day On The Subway...video

(via Hannah Keyser) There is the MTA's code of conduct for riding the subway, and then there is the far more philosophical and hardcore unwritten code of conduct which all New Yorkers abide by—and it clearly...

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