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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...

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

'Dangerous & Frustrating' L Train Delays Caused By MTA Response To Anti-Swastika Stickers

When the MTA said "swastikas in" an L train, it reportedly meant Antifa stickers—which caused the above overcrowding scenario. (Claire Lampen/Gothamist) Subway commuters on the L line enjoyed a typically frustrating commute this morning, as Manhattan-bound...

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

Advocates Warn Of 'Full Scale L-pocalypse' After MTA Kills Many L Train Mitigation Measures

What an "absolute nightmare" situation on the L train might look like (via Twitter) When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced four weeks ago that he was cancelling the full L train shutdown in favor of a new...

Video: We Tried To Clean This Filthy Subway Platformvideo

Video: We Tried To Clean This Filthy Subway Platform

It was 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning and I was carrying a bunch of cleaning products over to the High Street station in Brooklyn. It smelled heavily of bleach, thanks to the Clorox Clean-Up All Purpose...

Watch NYC Subway Riders React To Inside Edition Reporter's Scoldingvideo

Watch NYC Subway Riders React To Inside Edition Reporter's Scolding

Investigative journalist Lisa Guerrero chases bad guys and drinks wine, but not at the same time (Twitter) Navigating the New York City subway system can be a harrowing experience, even if you do manage to avoid...

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

MTA Says They Finally Found The Source Of The Noxious L Train Smell... Maybe

Commuters along the L line on February 6, 2019 (Jennifer Hsu / Gothamist) The source of the nauseating L train smell that has sickened multiple riders and workers this week may be an abandoned diesel tank...

Garbage Fire On F Train Tracks Snarls Friday Morning Commute

Garbage Fire On F Train Tracks Snarls Friday Morning Commute

The northbound F platform at the Delancey Essex station (Heddy Hunt) Commuters along the F line had a hell of a time getting to work this morning due to a fire that broke out between two...

In A New Approach, MTA Asks Wheelchair Users Which Stations Should Be Prioritized For Accessibility

In A New Approach, MTA Asks Wheelchair Users Which Stations Should Be Prioritized For Accessibility

MTA President Andy Byford (right) and the agency's accessibility chief, Alex Elegudin, held a public hearing Wednesday night on accessibility issues. (Photo by Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky) Craig Wollenstein is a professional transit trainer who teaches people with...

Amid Uptick In Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

Amid Uptick In Cyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, NYPD Is Ticketing Cyclists In Bike Lanes

(via Flickr/JoelZimmer) On Tuesday night, an 80-year-old woman was killed and an 84-year-old man was badly injured by a driver making a left turn onto a residential street in Little Neck, Queens. As of this morning,...

UPDATES: L Train Fumes Sicken Multiple MTA Workers

UPDATES: L Train Fumes Sicken Multiple MTA Workers

The Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tube, which the L train uses. (MTA / Flickr) On Tuesday afternoon, the MTA shut down L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for several hours to determine the source of noxious chemical...

After Months Of Costly Upgrades, An Astoria Subway Station Still Lacks What Some Say It Really Needed: An Elevator

After Months Of Costly Upgrades, An Astoria Subway Station Still Lacks What Some Say It Really Needed: An Elevator

39th Avenue-Dutch Kills station (MTA/Flickr) Last month, the MTA re-opened the 39th Avenue station in Astoria after a nearly seven-month closure that inconvenienced residents and hurt businesses. Touted as part of its modernization plan along several...

Video Shows Perilously Packed Subway Platform During Monday Night Rush Hour Delays

Video Shows Perilously Packed Subway Platform During Monday Night Rush Hour Delays

Screams. (@Kia4Realz/Twitter) Caution: If you, like me, go all wobbly when the crowds corral you onto the yellow strip, i.e. into the danger zone, on even a moderately full subway platform, then the following Content is...

After Mother's Tragic Death, Disability & Transit Advocates Rally For An Accessible Subway Systemgallery

After Mother's Tragic Death, Disability & Transit Advocates Rally For An Accessible Subway System

Days after a young woman died while descending subway stairs with her daughter and a stroller, disability, transit, and family advocates gathered in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday to demand a more accessible subway system. Representatives from the...

New Yorkers On Why They Put Up With Maddeningly Slow Buses: 'I Don't Have No Choice'

New Yorkers On Why They Put Up With Maddeningly Slow Buses: 'I Don't Have No Choice'

Commuters board an MTA BX19 bus after waiting over 15 minutes for the bus to arrive.(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) Andre Cuevas slumped over his phone in the back of the bus. His construction boots, coated...

Only A Handful Of NYers Have Signed Up For New Half-Priced MetroCards

Only A Handful Of NYers Have Signed Up For New Half-Priced MetroCards

Mayor Bill de Blasio making an announcement this past June (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) Very few of the 30,000 New Yorkers who are currently eligible for the city’s half-priced MetroCard program have signed up. Only 107...

A Tragic Death On Subway Stairs Highlights Need For More Elevators

A Tragic Death On Subway Stairs Highlights Need For More Elevators

(JolieNY / Flickr) For subway riders with accessibility needs, there’s nothing more daunting than a flight of stairs in a station—with no elevator in sight. The issue of accessibility in New York’s subway system has been...

Cuomo Is Eating De Blasio's Lunch On Congestion Pricing

Cuomo Is Eating De Blasio's Lunch On Congestion Pricing

Sandra Lee flashes a peace sign at the New Paltz exit of the New York State Thruway as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launches the first-ever statewide breast cancer motorcycle ride ending at New York State DEC...

'Unusual Noise' Causes Monday Morning Delays On A/C

'Unusual Noise' Causes Monday Morning Delays On A/C

An R46 model C train (Wikimedia) Commuters on the A and C lines were subjected to rush hour subway delays this morning, which multiple conductors have apparently blamed on an "unusual noise" heard somewhere in the...

MTA Postpones Fare Hike Vote, Risking $30 Million Monthly Losses

MTA Postpones Fare Hike Vote, Risking $30 Million Monthly Losses

(Courtesy Matt Swider) During today's meeting, the MTA board didn’t discuss the two dueling fare hike proposals, which have been out since November, but decided to put off a vote until February so they can have...

Cuomo Ally On MTA Board Will Unveil Secret Fare Hike Alternative Plan

Cuomo Ally On MTA Board Will Unveil Secret Fare Hike Alternative Plan

(Michael Dillingham / Flickr) With a subway and bus fare hike looming, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board was expected to vote on one of two fare increase options at its meeting Thursday, either a $3 base...

[UPDATES] Water Main Break Snarls Morning L Train, Plus Bonus Problems On Other Linesgallery

[UPDATES] Water Main Break Snarls Morning L Train, Plus Bonus Problems On Other Lines

A water main break in Chelsea has partially flooded the L train station at 8th Avenue, causing the partial suspension of L train service during the Wednesday morning rush. As of 8:50 a.m., limited L service has...

MTA Is Finally Speeding Up Trains That Were Slowed Down For No Reason

MTA Is Finally Speeding Up Trains That Were Slowed Down For No Reason

(Stephen Nessen/WNYC) Among the many issues plaguing New York City's subway system, there is the unfortunate and inexplicable fact that our trains are just not very fast. With average speeds of about 17 miles per hour,...

Friday Morning's Terrible Subway Commute Was Perfect For People Who Love Crowded Platforms

Friday Morning's Terrible Subway Commute Was Perfect For People Who Love Crowded Platforms

(Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) We were so close to getting through this week without a major morning commute delay...so close, and yet so far. On the other hand, if you're a fan of claustrophobic train rides, overly-packed stations,...

New Details Revealed For NYC Ferry's Expansion To All Five Boroughs

New Details Revealed For NYC Ferry's Expansion To All Five Boroughs

Mayor de Blasio at Clason Point Park after the Soundview route was launched in 2018 (NYC Mayor's Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio has officially unveiled plans for the latest expansion of the NYC Ferry system, which...

In L Train Shutdown Confusion, West Village Residents See Chance To Kill Bike Lanes

In L Train Shutdown Confusion, West Village Residents See Chance To Kill Bike Lanes

The new bike lane on 13th Street betwen 6th & 7th Avenues (Gothamist) The L train shutdown might be cancelled, but the battle over what will happen with the city's long-planned mitigation measures is only just...

De Blasio Vows To 'Do Something Big' For New York City's Beleaguered Buses

De Blasio Vows To 'Do Something Big' For New York City's Beleaguered Buses

via Flickr user elHarley For some time now, the city's bus system has been in free fall. Thanks to increasingly traffic-choked streets and a general disinterest in doing anything about it, the average bus speeds in...

MTA Closing 2 Deep Washington Heights Subway Stations For Renovations, Plans Work For 3 More

MTA Closing 2 Deep Washington Heights Subway Stations For Renovations, Plans Work For 3 More

Bye! (Brian/Flickr) Bad news, Washington Heights residents: The MTA plans to close down two of your local subway stations over the next three years, while besieging three others with construction crews. The work is scheduled for...

Mysteriously Green L Train Dumpsters Are Probably Fine & Normal

Mysteriously Green L Train Dumpsters Are Probably Fine & Normal

(Courtesy Patrick Ferguson) The Ghostbuster Ectoplasm dumpster photo taken by a concerned 14th Street resident may be more like Exorcist pea soup, but is in fact nevertheless greenish, despite denials from the MTA. It is also...

Fair Fares Program Is Supposed To Start In 2019, But The City Has Yet To Release A Plan

Fair Fares Program Is Supposed To Start In 2019, But The City Has Yet To Release A Plan

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (far right) at a rally for the Fair Fares program in April with Bronx DA Darcel Clark, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, Manhattan DA Cy Vance Jr., and Bronx BP Ruben Diaz...

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Cuomo Descends Into L Train Tunnel To See If This 15-Month Shutdown Is Really Necessary

Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Canarsie Tunnel (Governor's Office) In the wee hours of Friday morning, while most of Gotham laid down to rest, one governor refused to sleep. With just four months left until the...

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