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MTA Previews L Train Shutdown With Tuesday Rush Hour J/M Misery

MTA Previews L Train Shutdown With Tuesday Rush Hour J/M Misery

It's 82 degrees and Tuesday, and right on cue, the MTA is here to turn your morning commute into a intestinal squeeze through damp bodies and claustrophobic platforms and rotting infrastructure. This morning's chaos comes courtesy of...

Ride-Hailing Cap & L Train Shutdown Will Turn North Brooklyn Into A 'Transit Desert,' Business Owners Fear

Ride-Hailing Cap & L Train Shutdown Will Turn North Brooklyn Into A 'Transit Desert,' Business Owners Fear

Traffic crosses the Williamsburg bridge in New York from Brooklyn into Manhattan on a typical morning. (Mary Altaffer / AP / Shutterstock) Residents and business leaders are starting to digest what a raft of City Council...

NYPD: This Guy Shoved Man Into Grand Central Subway Tracks After 'Bump'

NYPD: This Guy Shoved Man Into Grand Central Subway Tracks After 'Bump'

Photograph by John Davey / Flickr A bump on the stairs of a Manhattan subway station resulted in a frightening encounter on Monday afternoon. Police say a 47-year-old man was pushed into subway tracks, and now...

MTA Sorry About 'Hot Mess' On Brooklyn N, R, D Lines

MTA Sorry About 'Hot Mess' On Brooklyn N, R, D Lines

(gmpicket/Flickr) Commuters on the N, R, and D lines found themselves plunged into subway hell this morning when the MTA quietly introduced surprise service changes on the Monday morning rush hour. Turns out, Monday was the...

Is The MTA's 'State Of Emergency' Being Used To Push Through Non-Emergency Projects?

Is The MTA's 'State Of Emergency' Being Used To Push Through Non-Emergency Projects?

7 train delays cause massive backups in 2016 (Amha Mogus / Flickr) A full year has passed since Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the subways to be in a state of emergency, thereby allowing the MTA to...

Select Bus Service Coming To 14th Street As L Train Shutdown Draws Nigh

Select Bus Service Coming To 14th Street As L Train Shutdown Draws Nigh

(via flickr user Klingon65) Select Bus Service is coming to 14th Street in Manhattan, as the MTA and the DOT try to ease commuters into the reality that come April 2019, the L train into Manhattan...

The MTA Told Me To Call 911 On This Very Good Dog

The MTA Told Me To Call 911 On This Very Good Dog

14/10 (Jen Chung / Gothamist) On Tuesday night, I left the office later than usual to wait out the subway delays caused by the rain and fire. When I got to my train platform, it was...

Bring Your Paddleboard For Tonight's Flooded Subway Commute

Bring Your Paddleboard For Tonight's Flooded Subway Commutevideo

If you were in the subway during the big thunderstorm and hailstorm, you might have thought you got lucky and dodged the bad weather. But we all have to emerge from the subway eventually—and when storms dump...

Woman Reunited With Shoe That Fell Onto Subway Tracks After Fellow Commuter Stepped On It

Woman Reunited With Shoe That Fell Onto Subway Tracks After Fellow Commuter Stepped On It

New Yorkers are resourceful (Hannah Chase / Twitter) For many, having a shoe fall into the subway tracks would be the beginning of a small subway nightmare. But for one Hannah Chase, it became a remarkable...

The MTA Launches Test Version Of New Real-Time App And Website

The MTA Launches Test Version Of New Real-Time App And Website

(Patrick Cashin/Metropolitan Transportation Authority/flickr) There has been no shortage of problems with the subway, with delays, weekend service disruptions, hot cars, collapsing ceilings, and ManStretching. But now there might be some relief—not because service is about...

Dude...

Dude...

(Tipster) What do we owe each other? It's the question at the heart of every subway etiquette post Gothamist covers in our never-ending quest to make this city a little less jerky. Well, that and: what...

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown

DOT Will Ban Cars From 14th Street Most Of The Day During The L Train Shutdown

(via flickr user Klingon65) After months of uncertainty, the city has agreed to ban most cars from 14th Street from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week to make way for a bus-only corridor...

MTA Reopens Two Astoria Subway Stations After 8 Months Of Renovations

MTA Reopens Two Astoria Subway Stations After 8 Months Of Renovationsgallery

On Friday, NYC Transit announced that two stations, at 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue, were finally reopened after eight months of renovations, bringing N/W service back to Astoria. NYC Transit President Andy Byford said, "These stations were...

SEE IT: MTA Board Member Parks Illegally After Blocking Bus With Benz

SEE IT: MTA Board Member Parks Illegally After Blocking Bus With Benz

MTA board member Charles Moerdler and his private parking lot. One MTA board member was introduced to the concept of a bus on Thursday, when he and his Mercedes Benz were rudely booted from a prime...

Exclusive Interview With Woman Hurt In Subway Ceiling Collapse: 'All Of A Sudden Stuff Was Falling On My Head'

Exclusive Interview With Woman Hurt In Subway Ceiling Collapse: 'All Of A Sudden Stuff Was Falling On My Head'gallery

Part of the ceiling collapsed at the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon, causing multiple train delays and leaving one woman injured. NYC Transit President Andy Byford said that one person was hit on the...

Ceiling Collapses At Borough Hall Subway Station

Ceiling Collapses At Borough Hall Subway Station

(William Meyer) Part of the ceiling collapsed at the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn this afternoon. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witness Eric Chan wrote on Twitter that he heard a loud bang,...

Power Failure At 14th Street Obliterates Service On A, B, C, D, E, F, M

Power Failure At 14th Street Obliterates Service On A, B, C, D, E, F, M

(via Wikimedia) Earlier this morning, a total of five sick subway passengers led to widespread dysfunction on Manhattan-bound Brooklyn trains, offering unsuspecting J/M riders like myself a weary reminder of our fast-approaching L-pocyalypse reality . But...

'MAXIMUM BULLSH*T' On J/M This Morning Portends L Train Shutdown Hell

'MAXIMUM BULLSH*T' On J/M This Morning Portends L Train Shutdown Hell

It's 82 degrees and Tuesday—what better way to celebrate than by languishing on a sweltering subway platform for a train that never comes? If you're a masochist, or simply someone who believes that life in New York...

A Rat Tried To Exercise On A Subway Escalator. Humanity Had Other Plans

A Rat Tried To Exercise On A Subway Escalator. Humanity Had Other Plansvideo

Summer is almost here, which means it's time to say no to those decadent ice cream treats and start trying to fit in some exercise anywhere and anytime you can. If you're looking for a role...

Is This Woman Violating Subway Etiquette Or Living Her Damn Life The Way We All Wish We Could?

Is This Woman Violating Subway Etiquette Or Living Her Damn Life The Way We All Wish We Could?

This woman was spotted on the 1 train during this morning's rush hour commute, according to our tipster. The above image has torn the Gothamist Etiquette Board apart. This woman was spotted during this morning's rush...

The Hottest Subway Car In NYC Is #1872 On The 1 Line

The Hottest Subway Car In NYC Is #1872 On The 1 Line

One of my favorite things to do during my commute, besides searching for subway etiquette violations to expose on Gothamist, is to photograph the train car number when I realize that the air-conditioning isn't working. That way,...

Barefoot Subway Manspreading: The Real NYC Horror Story

Barefoot Subway Manspreading: The Real NYC Horror Story

Megan Paolone Sometimes nice things happen on the subway. Other times it is an unyielding hellscape filled with frustration, pervs, and sociopathic behavior. This week, one New Yorker was confronted with the worst of humanity on...

Video: One Woman Singing Michael Jackson Sparks Spontaneous Subway Sing-A-Long video

Video: One Woman Singing Michael Jackson Sparks Spontaneous Subway Sing-A-Long

A Haitian singer who goes by the stage name ‘Naiika Sings’ managed to get a train full of subway commuters to belt out Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You" on a recent Tuesday night. There are plenty of...

First Look At The Smartphone App That Will Kill The MetroCard

First Look At The Smartphone App That Will Kill The MetroCard

(Stephen Nessen / Gothamist) Reporters and investors got a first peek at the app the MTA will use when it begins replacing the MetroCard next year. The company Cubic, which created the current MetroCard system, has...

Cop Brings NYPD Scooter On Rush Hour Subway Train

Cop Brings NYPD Scooter On Rush Hour Subway Train

(Photo by Joe Cutrufo) In 2010, the NYPD rolled out a new line of electric scooters for the Transit Bureau. Not quite as comical as their Clown Car Fleet, but amusing enough when dropped into the...

Brooklyn Community Advocates Fear L Train Shutdown Will Hit Poor NYers Hardest: 'No One Is Stepping Up'

Brooklyn Community Advocates Fear L Train Shutdown Will Hit Poor NYers Hardest: 'No One Is Stepping Up'

Patrick Houston, an organizer with NY Communities For Change, connecting the need for climate change action with the coming shutdown (Gothamist) With less than 300 days until the dreaded L train shutdown, dozens of economic justice...

The MTA's Plan To Fix The Subway Will Cost A Fortune. Doing Nothing Will Cost Even More

The MTA's Plan To Fix The Subway Will Cost A Fortune. Doing Nothing Will Cost Even More

7 train delays cause massive backups in 2016 (Amha Mogus / Flickr) Even before New York City Transit president Andy Byford presented his plan to save the city’s transit system, everybody wanted to know how much...

The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning

The PATH Is A Packed, Slow-Motion Nightmare For NJ Commuters This Morning

Good times with friends & fam this morning at Grove Street. (Courtesy Nick Dagostino) Living across the river in New Jersey can be an idyllic alternative to the Big City rat race—they've got a Barcade in...

'I've NEVER Seen It This Crowded': Subway Meltdown In Queens Spreads To LIRR

'I've NEVER Seen It This Crowded': Subway Meltdown In Queens Spreads To LIRRgallery

A train with mechanical problems and a simultaneous signal failure led to an extra heaping of commuter chaos all along the Queens Boulevard corridor this morning, leaving many with no option but to take the Long...

MTA Unveils Ambitious 'Fast Forward' Plan To Fix Subways & Buses, Cost TBD

MTA Unveils Ambitious 'Fast Forward' Plan To Fix Subways & Buses, Cost TBD

Stefan Georgi / Flickr After promising a "full-blown NYCT renaissance," NYC Transit chief Andy Byford today unveiled an ambitious 10-year plan to rehaul the city's extensive but beleaguered subway and bus system. At an MTA board...

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