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We The Commuters: Does Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Have a Transit Legacy to Run On?

We The Commuters: Does Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio Have a Transit Legacy to Run On?

Plus: The MTA workers' union is sort of threatening to strike after the governor accused LIRR workers of "fraud" for collecting a lot of overtime. If you're a teen who's sick of adults badgering you on the...

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...

We The Commuters Newsletter: How Deadly Has 2019 Been For City Pedestrians?

We The Commuters Newsletter: How Deadly Has 2019 Been For City Pedestrians?

Plus: Another round of Penn Station track work is about to disrupt some NJ Transit and LIRR riders, but don't expect the Summer of Hell 2.0. An NYPD union tweeted a video of oral sex in a...

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...

Quiz: Can You Do This On The Subway?

Quiz: Can You Do This On The Subway?

(Courtesy Bradley Nicholson) There's informal subway etiquette—take off your backpack, stop the spread, don’t watch porn on your Microsoft Surface Pro 6. And then there’s the MTA’s actual rule book, with sections and subsections full of...

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...

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...

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...

Smoother Sailing For L Train Riders On Sunday, As Many Find Other Routes

Smoother Sailing For L Train Riders On Sunday, As Many Find Other Routesgallery

From a grueling start on Friday night to a cooling ambivalence on Saturday, the L train slowdown seemed to lock into rhythm on Sunday, with 20-minute headways mostly behaving themselves and customers generally over the initial shock....

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...

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...

Video: Death Metal Subway Busking Is The Best Kind Of Subway Music

Video: Death Metal Subway Busking Is The Best Kind Of Subway Musicvideo

The most memorable musical moments on the subway are the least expected—think butt bongos, sax battles, hardcore harpists and the roving gang of recorder-playing children. We've all passed by a million anonymous, interchangeable acoustic guitar strummers...

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...

Person Killed By L Train At First Avenue, Service Suspended

Person Killed By L Train At First Avenue, Service Suspended

(Marianne O'Leary / Flickr) An unidentified person was struck and killed by an L train in Manhattan this evening, according to the MTA. The incident happened at the 1st Avenue L stop shortly before 5:30 p.m.,...

NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents

NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents

(Shutterstock) The Transit Workers Union is concerned a "serial attacker" may be targeting female transit employees, after two workers—a subway conductor and a bus driver—were attacked in different incidents on Friday. The incidents about 15 blocks...

Dangerous Overcrowding Prompts NYPD To Halt Subways To Roosevelt Island And Its Cherry Blossom Festival

Dangerous Overcrowding Prompts NYPD To Halt Subways To Roosevelt Island And Its Cherry Blossom Festival

Photograph by Dominic McKenzie / Flickr A massive crush of visitors to Roosevelt Island's annual cherry blossom festival prompted the NYPD to ask the MTA to cut subway service to the island on Saturday afternoon. One...

MTA Says New L Train Plan Has Been Transparent Because You Know It Exists

MTA Says New L Train Plan Has Been Transparent Because You Know It Exists

Ronnie Hakim, Pat Foye, and Andy Byford at Wednesday's press conference. (Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) With just two weeks before disruptive rehabilitation construction on the L train tunnel under the East River begins, the MTA hasn’t...

Man Believed To Be MTA Worker Allegedly Groped Woman On Subway Platform

Man Believed To Be MTA Worker Allegedly Groped Woman On Subway Platform

(via Wikimedia) A man wearing an MTA uniform has been accused of groping a woman on a Bronx subway platform on Tuesday, police said. According to authorities, the unidentified man approached a 27-year-old woman waiting for...

Subway Workers Sound Alarm About Air Quality During L Train Project

Subway Workers Sound Alarm About Air Quality During L Train Project

Transit workers leafletted at Bedford Avenue on Wednesday morning. (Shumita Basu) A group of transit workers are calling on the MTA to postpone its planned L train construction work—which is scheduled to start on April 26th—until...

How Do You Do Fellow Kids, It's Me, The L Train. You Up? I'm Not LOLOL

How Do You Do Fellow Kids, It's Me, The L Train. You Up? I'm Not LOLOL

MTA With the start of the revised L train project right around the corner, many commuters are anxiously wondering exactly how the suspension of service on nights and weekends is going to impact their daily life....

Track Fire At Union Square Station Causes Delays For 4, 5, 6 Trains

Track Fire At Union Square Station Causes Delays For 4, 5, 6 Trains

Photograph by bzumba / Flickr A fire broke out in the Union Square subway station on Tuesday morning, blanketing passengers with smoke. A NYC Transit spokesperson says that the fire was caused by debris on the...

Video: Determined Man Transforms Subway Train Into Lush Rainforest

Video: Determined Man Transforms Subway Train Into Lush Rainforestvideo

Our mass transit system is home to a wide variety of unique specimen, from bag dogs to bizarre blobs, from feral cats to falling wood, from a loose goose to a loose Ben Stiller. Over the...

Video: MTA Conductor Doesn't Let Pathetic, Beautiful 'Bag Dog' Get On Subway

Video: MTA Conductor Doesn't Let Pathetic, Beautiful 'Bag Dog' Get On Subwayvideo

Generally speaking, Gothamist is a pro-transit animals organization (even when it comes to big ass iguanas and the occasional raccoon)—especially if those animals are in a bag, as the MTA stipulates. "Bag Dogs," as these NYC...

[Update] Freakin Raccoon Caught In 14th Street Subway Stationvideo

[Update] Freakin Raccoon Caught In 14th Street Subway Station

[Sad Update Below] A sneaky Trash Panda was caught sneaking around a subway station in Manhattan and captured by police this week. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday at the 14th Street/6th Avenue subway station. Police...

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