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Port Authority Bus Terminal Will Be Replaced By SOMETHING

Port Authority Bus Terminal Will Be Replaced By SOMETHING

A lovely November day in the Port Authority Bus Terminal (Shutterstock) The Port Authority is embarking the long-awaited replacement of its heavily trafficked—and deeply reviled ("The Single Worst Place On Planet Earth")—bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan....

Rockaway To Get 200 New Dockless E-Bikes This Summer, Amid Growing Pains For Pilot Program

Rockaway To Get 200 New Dockless E-Bikes This Summer, Amid Growing Pains For Pilot Program

(Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The Rockaways' dockless bike provider is expanding its fleet by fifty percent, giving a boost to a somewhat troubled pilot program that kicked off on the peninsula last summer. According to a...

Puppy Still Missing After Escaping Harness & Running Onto Subway Tracks

Puppy Still Missing After Escaping Harness & Running Onto Subway Tracks

Marley Monroe An innocent puppy who did absolutely nothing wrong slipped out of her harness and ran onto the subway tracks at a Manhattan station on Thursday evening, causing subway delays during rush hour as workers...

Subway 'Brake Bandit' Arrested For Allegedly Pulling Emergency Brakes, Exposing Himself

Subway 'Brake Bandit' Arrested For Allegedly Pulling Emergency Brakes, Exposing Himself

(NYPD) Police have arrested the man they believe "intentionally disrupted thousands of commutes" by pulling the subway emergency brake on hundreds of trains over the past few months—and police say he also exposed himself to passengers...

Amid Pressure To Crack Down On Overtime, Cuomo Will Replace MTA's Inspector General, Sources Say

Amid Pressure To Crack Down On Overtime, Cuomo Will Replace MTA's Inspector General, Sources Say

Governor Andrew Cuomo contemplating all his overtime in the Canarsie Tunnel. (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to replace the MTA’s Inspector General with a lawyer from his own office, according to two sources (one...

Haunting Questions: Should You Feed A Rat Chinese Takeout On The Subway?

Haunting Questions: Should You Feed A Rat Chinese Takeout On The Subway?

Much has been written on these pages about how one should eat on the subway—the fragile consensus being that you should avoid it whenever possible, particularly hot, odorous food with the potential for making a mess. Separately,...

'You Are Here': Making Penn Station A Sort-of Delightful Experience

'You Are Here': Making Penn Station A Sort-of Delightful Experience

Look how peaceful it is down there! Why wait anywhere else? (Jen Chung / Gothamist) Sure, Penn Station has been characterized as a "festering exit wound"... but maybe we can slap a fresh Band-Aid on it?...

NJ Transit Is Slowly Breaking This Former Brooklyn Resident. But At Least He Has A Blog

NJ Transit Is Slowly Breaking This Former Brooklyn Resident. But At Least He Has A Blog

(Nick Buono) Nick Buono is just another Brooklyn kid, born and raised in Marine Park, who never imagined he’d sell out and move to New Jersey. “It’s just that stigma, you know?” Buono told WNYC. “You’re...

NYPD: Here's The Guy Who Pulled The 2 Train's Emergency Brake On Tuesday

NYPD: Here's The Guy Who Pulled The 2 Train's Emergency Brake On Tuesdayvideo

(NYPD) The NYPD has released images of the dastardly creep they believe "intentionally disrupted thousands of commutes" by pulling a subway emergency brake earlier this week for no apparent reason. On Tuesday, May 21st, at the...

Judge Tells MTA To Find Money For More Subway Elevators: 'You Find It For Other Things'

Judge Tells MTA To Find Money For More Subway Elevators: 'You Find It For Other Things'

Accessibility advocate Edith Prentiss commuting by subway in 2013. (Max Rivlin-Nadler / Gothamist) The reason we have as many elevators in the subway as we do now is because disability rights groups sued the MTA in...

Subway Bandit Can't Stop, Won't Stop Pulling Emergency Brake At Rush Hour

Subway Bandit Can't Stop, Won't Stop Pulling Emergency Brake At Rush Hour

WHO DID THIS?? (Jason Andra's Flickr) A stealthy subway brake bandit has bedeviled the MTA with an insidious game of cat and mouse: He sneaks onto subway cars and pulls the emergency brake at rush hour,...

MTA May Expand Free Student MetroCard Program

MTA May Expand Free Student MetroCard Program

A NYC student MetroCard. (Shumita Basu / WNYC) The MTA is moving forward with a plan to offer free full-fare MetroCards to students in K-12 who live more than a half mile from school. Under the...

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...

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...

L Train Takes A Summer Friday In Brooklyn, Stranding Riders

L Train Takes A Summer Friday In Brooklyn, Stranding Riders

How many New Yorkers were late to work today because of the @MTA and the #Ltrain? I’ve never seen it this bad before and this was Friday morning rush hour—not evening hours or on the weekend. pic.twitter.com/ybL041EiBP—...

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....

Stampede & Panic 'In The Depths Of Hell' At 34th Street Subway Station

Stampede & Panic 'In The Depths Of Hell' At 34th Street Subway Station

The 'depths of hell,' seen here after the panic and stampede. (Photo by Matt Grossman) Hundreds of straphangers found themselves swept up in a panicked stampede at the 34th Street-Herald Square subway station during the Wednesday...

Limited Edition MetroCards Feature 9/11 Emergency Responders At Ground Zero

Limited Edition MetroCards Feature 9/11 Emergency Responders At Ground Zero

(National September 11 Memorial & Museum) A set of new MetroCards will pay tribute to those who worked at Ground Zero after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. On Wednesday, 250,000 MetroCards, with four different images,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

NYC's App Drivers Rally In Solidarity For More Pay, Better Conditions

NYC's App Drivers Rally In Solidarity For More Pay, Better Conditions

Drivers rally outside Uber's headquarters in Long Island City on Wednesday (Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) App-based drivers in 10 U.S. cities as well as London and Australia held protests (or boycotts?) as Uber prepares a nearly...

What Commuters With Service Dogs Want The Rest Of Us To Know

What Commuters With Service Dogs Want The Rest Of Us To Know

Liam Klein and his service dog Einstein. (Shumita Basu / Gothamist) Ask a person who moves around our public transportation system with a service animal and chances are good they’ll tell you it’s not easy. And...

'Uber Lies About Everything': Ride-Hailing Drivers To Go On Strike Wednesday Ahead Of IPO

'Uber Lies About Everything': Ride-Hailing Drivers To Go On Strike Wednesday Ahead Of IPO

New York City Uber and taxi drivers during a 2016 protest (Mike Groll/AP/Shutterstock) Thousands of ride-hailing drivers in New York City will go on strike for two hours on Wednesday morning, as part of an international...

Photos: The Kosciuszko Bridge's Second Span, Expected To Open In Septembergallery

Photos: The Kosciuszko Bridge's Second Span, Expected To Open In September

Walking to the edge of the nearly completed second span of the Kosciuszko bridge on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo leans over and shouts at a couple of iron workers, “Anyone need any help?” He’s there to announce...

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...

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