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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...

Help Gregg T Navigate The Subway System In This Online MTA Game

Help Gregg T Navigate The Subway System In This Online MTA Game

The trains are delayed, there are track fires and sick passengers everywhere, and subway icon Gregg T needs to get to work! This isn't a normal Tuesday commute—okay, maybe this is a normal Tuesday—but in this...

Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding

Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding

Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms (and baby tsunamis!) kicked off a soggy week in NYC that shows no signs of abating through the weekend—it may rain every day through Tuesday ha ha. And while it's easy enough to...

Cynthia Nixon Does Something Cuomo Hasn't Since 2016: Ride The Subway

Cynthia Nixon Does Something Cuomo Hasn't Since 2016: Ride The Subway

Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates track improvement work as part of Subway Action Plan. Full funded Subway Action Plan allows for acceleration work on continuously welded rail, which reduces track related delays. MTA will double rate of...

Video: Fergie Was The Happiest Subway Rider In NYC During Yesterday's Storm

Video: Fergie Was The Happiest Subway Rider In NYC During Yesterday's Stormvideo

(screenshot) Yesterday's commute home was hell for almost everybody in the city, whether you were huddled inside your apartment like an extra from Children of Men, crammed inside a train along with other soggy straphangers, or...

Thunderstorm Causes Commuter Chaos On Subways, Metro-North

Thunderstorm Causes Commuter Chaos On Subways, Metro-Northvideo

Photograph by Barb Leung Today's severe thunderstorm happened right during the evening commute. The high winds downed trees, causing delays along the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines and prompted the MTA to suspend...

Subway Commuters 'Trapped' Along 1, 2, 3 Lines Due To Signal Problems

Subway Commuters 'Trapped' Along 1, 2, 3 Lines Due To Signal Problems

(Brian / Flickr) Commuters who rely on the 1/2/3 line got a full dose of extra strength Monday Burn Juice™ this morning due to signal problems at Chambers Street. Some hapless souls report being stuck on...

Major Monday Misery On The N, R, W, F, M, 4, 5, 6 Subway Lines

Major Monday Misery On The N, R, W, F, M, 4, 5, 6 Subway Lines gallery

An array of signal problems has caused delays on multiple subway lines during the Monday morning rush hour, with commuters who rely on the N, R, and W trains in Queens bearing the brunt of the problems....

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

via Brian Van Nieuwenhoven A discussion last night about the subway with MTA Chairman Joe Lhota at the Museum Of The City Of NY was disrupted, and ultimately cancelled, after disability rights activists protested the lack...

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

You'll miss this someday. (courtesy of Billy Devine) With the dreaded L train shutdown now just one year away, the upheaval that awaits the city’s already afflicted subway riders is beginning to snap into focus—even as...

The MTA Painted A Subway Platform During Rush Hour & You'll Never Guess What Happened

The MTA Painted A Subway Platform During Rush Hour & You'll Never Guess What Happened

(L) The wet paint & (R) the end result (courtesy Josh Boerman) Like a dysfunctional democracy running on fumes in the year 2018, our subway is a complex system with myriad antiquated moving parts that probably...

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

(Gothamist) After nearly six months of construction, the Bay Ridge Avenue R subway station reopened on Friday with countdown clocks, colorful tiles, and shiny new leaning benches. But a small crowd of people gathered for the...

MTA Bus Drivers On The Stress Of The Job: 'There's No Off Button'

MTA Bus Drivers On The Stress Of The Job: 'There's No Off Button'

(Scott Heins/Gothamist) There's a whiteboard on the ninth floor of 195 Montague Street in Downtown Brooklyn, overlooking Cadman Plaza and a line of parked layover buses, where TWU Local 100 keeps a running tally of alleged...

Amtrak Says Penn Station 'Summer Of Hell' Repairs Will Be Done On Time

Amtrak Says Penn Station 'Summer Of Hell' Repairs Will Be Done On Time

(Todd Seelie / Gothamist) The emergency Penn Station repair work that inspired Governor Andrew Cuomo's now-infamous "summer of hell" tagline—which has become a catchall for each derailment, stalled subway train and rush hour meltdown since—will finish...

Literal Garbage Reason For Wednesday's Subway Meltdown

Literal Garbage Reason For Wednesday's Subway Meltdownvideo

A Q platform on August 23, 2017 (Stephanie Pierson) Commuters along eight subway lines had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad journey on Wednesday morning with two trains stalled in separate incidents. It turns out...

How To Survive Penn Station In The Summer Of Hell

How To Survive Penn Station In The Summer Of Hell

(Scott Heins / Gothamist) Penn Station's earned itself a pretty weary reputation in the wake of the Spring and Summer of Hell, but it was a windowless maze of terror long before it became synonymous with...

City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

City Council Grills MTA On How To Fund And Fix Subway Meltdown

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) Fed-up City Council members responded to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota's call for $400 million in emergency funds Tuesday with a demand for greater accountability. "We need to know what we will be paying...

The Vicious Cycle That Prevents Perfectly Good Subway Trains From Running

The Vicious Cycle That Prevents Perfectly Good Subway Trains From Running

The subway system has devolved into a mobile Vestibule of Hell, with overcrowding, aging infrastructure, Superstorm Sandy damage and, of course, Albany underfunding, all playing their part to delay trains. But a new report in the Times...

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

Mayor de Blasio riding the 7 train last month (tipster) Weeks after Governor Cuomo and his appointed MTA chairman called on the city to contribute additional money to the MTA, the New York Times reports that...

Subway Etiquette 101: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Train

Subway Etiquette 101: How To Not Be A Jerk On The Train

Chris W. The "Summer Of Hell" has been marked by frequent subway delays, ongoing track work, decaying infrastructure, and Governor Cuomo repeatedly pretending he doesn't control the MTA. It's not easy commuting every day with the...

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

MTA's Call For NYPD Littering Crackdown Raises Bias Concerns

(via Scott Lynch's Flickr) In announcing a thirty-point plan to immediately improve subway service last week, newly-minted MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called for an increased NYPD presence underground to issue littering tickets. Lhota's boss, Governor Cuomo,...

MTA To Trim 'Summer of Hell' Bus And Ferry Service That No One Used

MTA To Trim 'Summer of Hell' Bus And Ferry Service That No One Used

A nearly-empty rush hour ferry to Hunterspoint departing Manhattan on a recent Wednesday evening. (Emma Whitford/Gothamist) Starting Wednesday, the MTA will no longer offer ferry service between Manhattan and Long Island City for Long Island Railroad...

MTA Board: We Need A Lot More Money & It Can't All Come From Fare Hikes

MTA Board: We Need A Lot More Money & It Can't All Come From Fare Hikes

Frustrated protesters outside of MTA headquarters on Wednesday. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Members of the MTA Board argued on Wednesday that the agency is at a crisis point and must come up with new revenue streams....

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