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'Stuck On This Garbage For 20 Minutes': Extensive Delays On 7 Line After Report Of Tunnel Smoke

'Stuck On This Garbage For 20 Minutes': Extensive Delays On 7 Line After Report Of Tunnel Smoke

(Brian / Flickr) Condolences if you had to take the 7 train this drizzly Friday morning. Service was suspended between Manhattan and Queens for at least a half hour after a report of smoke in the...

Why Is The Next Phase Of The Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Still In Limbo?

Why Is The Next Phase Of The Queens Boulevard Bike Lane Still In Limbo?

A rendering of the still unrealized Phase 4 bike lane (DOT) Last July, for a little over 24 hours, “no parking” signs appeared on a stretch of Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills. The city’s Department of...

De Blasio's Attempt To Pour More Money Into Ferries Blocked For Being 'Inexplicable'

De Blasio's Attempt To Pour More Money Into Ferries Blocked For Being 'Inexplicable'

Mayor de Blasio at Clason Point Park after the Soundview route was launched in 2018 (NYC Mayor's Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio's plans to allocate more money for the city's ferry system may be dead in...

Debris Can't Stop, Won't Stop Falling From Elevated Subway Tracks

Debris Can't Stop, Won't Stop Falling From Elevated Subway Tracks

quiggyt4's flickr Over the last month, there have been multiple incidents in which random pieces of debris have fallen from elevated subway tracks, almost impaling motorists in at least one case. Despite the fact the MTA...

Say, What's Up With This Gun Case Mounted To The Walls Of This Subway Platform?

Say, What's Up With This Gun Case Mounted To The Walls Of This Subway Platform?

What's the MTA keeping in this gun box? (Courtesy of Margaret W.) On Friday afternoon, Margaret W. was waiting for an M train at the Court Square station in Queens when she spotted something unsettling: a...

Those 9 Seconds You Saved Waiting For The Subway? Thank The MTA

Those 9 Seconds You Saved Waiting For The Subway? Thank The MTA

(Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) There's two weeks until the state budget is due, two weeks for the MTA to make the case that giving it more money through congestion pricing would allow them to prevent the subway system...

[Updated] Ride Hail App Lyft Say City's Pay Rules Hurts Drivers

[Updated] Ride Hail App Lyft Say City's Pay Rules Hurts Drivers

(Gene J Puskar/AP/Shutterstock) Update, 6:40 p.m.: Juno has withdrawn from the court motion against new regulations. In a message to their drivers, they wrote, "The recent court motion we filed was intended to allow us to...

Please Tell Us About Your Commute!

Please Tell Us About Your Commute!

(Courtesy Nick Gorski) Getting around the New York City area is a humbling experience. Whether you brave the streets on a bike or in a car, rely on a bus, resign yourself to the mercy of...

'Huge Crowd Conditions' Along L Line After Debris Stops Service Into Manhattan

'Huge Crowd Conditions' Along L Line After Debris Stops Service Into Manhattan

View this post on Instagram #whathappenswhen the #LTrain is down during your #commute ☹️ A post shared by Nancy Mcgraw (@nanafanapanalan) on Mar 14, 2019 at 5:29am PDT The MTA was forced to suspend Manhattan-bound L...

Ask A Native New Yorker: Who Deserves A Subway Seat More Than Me?

Ask A Native New Yorker: Who Deserves A Subway Seat More Than Me?

Just kickin' it on the M train Tuesday night. (Courtesy "Kate") In the summer of 2013, Gothamist published the first of many advice columns from native New Yorker Jake Dobkin, kicking things off with the timeless...

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Manhattan Residents Fume As MTA Neglects To Send Top Officials To First L Train Open House

Not present last night: Andy Byford, Polly Trottenberg, or Ronnie Hakim (Stephen Nessen/Gothamist) When Governor Andrew Cuomo swooped in earlier this year to cancel the full L train shutdown plan, replacing it with a new proposal to repair the tunnel...

[Update] 7 Train Continues To Rain Debris Down On Drivers In Queens

[Update] 7 Train Continues To Rain Debris Down On Drivers In Queens

Recalling one of the less imaginative rejected ideas from the last Final Destination sequel pitch meeting, some debris from the 7 line trackbed pierced the windshield of a moving vehicle underneath the tracks at 65th and Roosevelt...

1-Year-Old Boy In Stroller Rides 1 Train Alone

1-Year-Old Boy In Stroller Rides 1 Train Alone

Photograph by gmpicket / Flickr A one-year-old baby was left on a southbound 1 train from 96th Street until 34th Street-Penn Station on Tuesday night, where he was safely recovered. Police say that the baby's caretaker...

Corey Johnson: Give NYC Control Of The Subways, Ban Cars On Bedford Avenue

Corey Johnson: Give NYC Control Of The Subways, Ban Cars On Bedford Avenue

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson looking very serious in one of 17 photos that feature him in various forms of transit, in his report on changing transportation in New York City (Speaker's Office) City Council Speaker...

MTA Will Try Vending Machines In Places Where Subway Newsstands Failed

MTA Will Try Vending Machines In Places Where Subway Newsstands Failed

A sleek new inhuman vending machine, coming to a subway mezzanine near you (Courtesy of the MTA). New Yorkers don't buy newspapers like they used to, or cigarettes, probably because people are increasingly reading the news...

City Will Expand Fair Fares Program In Fall, Finally Tell NYers About It

City Will Expand Fair Fares Program In Fall, Finally Tell NYers About It

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson at a joint press conference in January (NYC Mayor's Office Flickr) The Mayor's Office is ramping up its effort to provide half-priced MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers—and...

Cyclist Community Mourns Hit-And-Run Victim With Memorial Ride Through NYCgalleryvideo

Cyclist Community Mourns Hit-And-Run Victim With Memorial Ride Through NYC

Bike messengers, traffic safety advocates, and others wishing to celebrate the life of Aurilla Lawrence took to the streets for a memorial ride on Sunday, three days after the 25-year-old courier was killed by a hit-and-run driver...

Monday Morning Commute Snarled By Extensive Delays On Multiple Subway Lines

Monday Morning Commute Snarled By Extensive Delays On Multiple Subway Lines

A crowded M train platform at Delancey/Essex after a person was truck by a train at Herald Square this morning. (Courtesy Nick Gorski) In a not-so-surprising twist to an already annoying snow day commute, the MTA...

Vehicle Struck By LIRR Trains May Have Been Fleeing Earlier Crash, Witness Tells Police

Vehicle Struck By LIRR Trains May Have Been Fleeing Earlier Crash, Witness Tells Policegallery

A witness has told Nassau County police that the vehicle at the center of a fatal Long Island Rail Road crash may have been on the tracks because it was fleeing another crash. On Tuesday night, authorities...

Barnacle Bike Was Likely In The Hudson River Since Last Summer

Barnacle Bike Was Likely In The Hudson River Since Last Summergallery

Everyone wants to know more about the Citi Bike that was apparently dredged from the Hudson River and returned to an Upper West Side bike share dock sometime before last weekend, beautifully bedecked in barnacles and shells....

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Following Cuomo's Abrupt L Train Takeover, MTA Vows To 'Stick With What We Planned' On Future Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo's Flickr Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the MTA everything from “diabolical” to a “disgrace,” but this is the year he’s taking action. Today he unveiled a 10-point plan to “transform” the MTA, raising...

Cuomo Unveils 10-Point Plan To 'Transform' The MTA With Congestion Pricing, Fare Enforcement, Management Reforms

Cuomo Unveils 10-Point Plan To 'Transform' The MTA With Congestion Pricing, Fare Enforcement, Management Reforms

Traffic on Fifth Avenue (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) After months of hurling verbal grenades at the MTA, Governor Andrew Cuomo took a first step toward "blowing up" the agency he controls on Tuesday, with the release of a...

How Mad Can You Really Get At This Dapper Dog Taking Up A Subway Seat?

How Mad Can You Really Get At This Dapper Dog Taking Up A Subway Seat?

(Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) As a dog owner who routinely brings his pup on the subway, I am a huge advocate for letting well-trained dogs share space with humans on our dysfunctional mass transit apparatus. But that's only...

This Mysterious Citi Bike Covered In Barnacles & Shells Must Have Some Stories To Tell

This Mysterious Citi Bike Covered In Barnacles & Shells Must Have Some Stories To Tellgalleryvideo

Citi Bike is planning an ambitious expansion over the next few years, projecting that there will be nearly 40,000 bikes by 2023 and doubling its service area. One might wonder if this expanded service will also extend...

'The Machinery Crunched & Collapsed On Itself': Busted Subway Escalator Adds Jolt Of Panic To Monday Morning Commutes

'The Machinery Crunched & Collapsed On Itself': Busted Subway Escalator Adds Jolt Of Panic To Monday Morning Commutes

Coming soon to a subway station near you: The Deathscalator (via Lyana Fernandez) Days after a falling piece of 7 train trackbed impaled a moving car in Woodside, Queens, the MTA is bringing its narrowly-averted-freak-accident energy...

Ahead Of Possible Fare Hike, Riders With Disabilities Split On Whether They Should Pay More Too

Ahead Of Possible Fare Hike, Riders With Disabilities Split On Whether They Should Pay More Too

Valerie Joseph is part of an MTA pilot program that allows her to use a ride-sharing app to hail a wheelchair-accessible taxi on demand. (Shumita Basu / Gothamist) Valerie Joseph went to see the Lion King...

When Infrastructure Attracks: Car IMPALED By 7 Train Track Debris In Queens

When Infrastructure Attracks: Car IMPALED By 7 Train Track Debris In Queens

New Yorkers already have a pretty long list of greatest fears: falling through a sidewalk grate, falling air conditioner pulverizing your head, rats in your toilet bowl, being stabbed by a celebrity and not playing it cool,...

Wowza, Is This The Most Instagrammable Subway Station In NYC?gallery

Wowza, Is This The Most Instagrammable Subway Station In NYC?

Train delayed? No problem, just feast your eyes upon this sparkling new glass mosaic and don't worry about getting to work on time. What's that, you're smelling a chemical of some sort while riding the rails? Inhale...

The MTA Is Allegedly Seizing Tax Refunds From Poor NYers Over Decades-Old Infractions

The MTA Is Allegedly Seizing Tax Refunds From Poor NYers Over Decades-Old Infractions

Cops on T3 scooters (via Facebook) While not particularly good at executing major capital projects or managing a budget or even running trains much of the time, the MTA is apparently very adept at squeezing money...

I Kept A Diary Of My Winter Transit Commutes For a Week Straight

I Kept A Diary Of My Winter Transit Commutes For a Week Straight

(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) The MTA is crumbling in real time, and is increasingly unpredictable no matter where you're going—so we're bringing back our Commuter Diary series. Next up: Paula Mejía. MONDAY Morning: I live...

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