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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...

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...

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...

Elderly LES Residents Call MTA's Select Bus Service 'Elder Abuse'gallery

Elderly LES Residents Call MTA's Select Bus Service 'Elder Abuse'

The MTA wants to remove 17 local bus stops along 14th Street and the Lower East Side in order to run more Select Bus Service. But a vocal opposition group comprised largely of elderly residents is rallying...

Lyft Loses Lawsuit Against Minimum Wage Rule For Drivers

Lyft Loses Lawsuit Against Minimum Wage Rule For Drivers

(Gene J Puskar/AP/Shutterstock) A state judge has tossed out Lyft's lawsuit against New York City's minimum wage rules for app-based drivers. The ruling comes days after Lyft and Uber announced that they were not hiring new...

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...

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....

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....

Have Years Of Crappy Weekend L Train Service Prepared Us For The Slowdown After All?

Have Years Of Crappy Weekend L Train Service Prepared Us For The Slowdown After All?gallery

If the first few hours of the L train slowdown were marked by eye-popping wait times and serious overcrowding, by Saturday afternoon the MTA had mostly recovered. As promised, trains were running every 20 minutes or...

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...

How To Get Around NYC During The L Train Slowdown

How To Get Around NYC During The L Train Slowdown

The arc of an L Train repair is long, but it bends toward chaos (courtesy of Billy Devine) We've come a long way, haven't we? Since learning, over three years ago, that Superstorm Sandy damage to...

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