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03.02.14 Bucky Turco

It’s not often that straphangers ride on graffiti-bombed subway cars. The MTA has a strict policy of pulling trains out of service no matter how good they look. Usually, when images emerge, they’re of empty cars in train yards. This weekend however, riders got quite a treat according to Instagram user @halopigg, who took photos of […]

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01.27.14 Andy Cush

If there are no trash cans in subway stations, people won’t litter there — that’s the MTA’s strange logic, anyway. The transit authority announced it will expand a pilot program that saw garbage receptacles removed from 10 stations to include 29 stops along the J and M lines. The J will soon be completely can-less, […]

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08.20.12 Joshua Rivera

This weekend saw the beginning of what will be a series of M station closures in Brooklyn as long overdue renovations are made. The Knickerbocker Avenue station in Bushwick is scheduled to be closed for five months while repairs are made which will include “rebuilding stairs and the mezzanine, installing new MetroCard machines, windscreens and […]

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03.09.11 Bucky Turco

Straphangers almost spilled out of a M train on Monday when the doors in the last car malfunctioned and opened before it fully arrived at the platform reports NY1. Miraculously, riders usually distracted by cell phones noticed something was missing at the elevated Marcy Avenue station and managed to refrain from tumbling onto the catwalk. […]

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06.21.10 Bucky Turco

The Straphangers Campaign released their latest “Shmutz Survey” and the M train won the top honor of being the filthiest line with less than 1/3 of subway cars rated as clean. On a whole, the entire system also got dirtier. The MTA’s austere budget which cut down on the amount of cleaners is blamed for […]

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