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02.17.15 Nicholas Rohaidy

It came as no surprise when straphangers trapped on the 7 train for hours took to Twitter to complain, rant, and even ask for help. But according to a new study from the Journal of American Planning Association, this scene is happening more than you might think. According to the study, the feeds of public […]

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10.30.14 Prachi Gupta

Violent crime in New York is way, way down, so perhaps it’s more than a coincidence that according to a new poll, women find New York’s public transportation system to be the safest in the world. More than 6,550 “women and gender and city planning experts” responded to a survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters […]

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09.10.14 Sophie Weiner

A new apartment building on Broome and Crosby Streets in SoHo has added ten parking spots available to condo owners for $1 million each. The New York Times compared the price of the condos with that of the parking space to determine that the garage space costs considerably more per square foot than the apartment itself. The […]

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09.09.14 Sophie Weiner

The MTA responded to a recent I Quant NY post explaining how the transit authority’s vending machines trick commuters by applying bonuses that leave you with less than enough money to pay for another ride. Ben Wellington, who runs the data-driven site, found their response unsatisfactory: “These machines do not hold an infinite amount of change and the […]

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08.26.14 Sophie Weiner

Few New Yorkers welcome subway construction and the inconveniences of alternative transportation, but in the case of the G train’s current closure, riders are more concerned about what’s going to happen when regular service is back. Commuters have reported that in the five weeks that the G train has been down, they actually prefer the […]

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08.06.14 Sophie Weiner

Bed bugs were discovered on three different N trains over the last few days. Two trains were taken out of commission on Sunday. A third train was sent to Coney Island to be fumigated yesterday, the Daily News reports. Some of the tiny blood-sucking insects were discovered in the seat cushions used by train conductors. MTA spokesman […]

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07.27.12 Joshua Rivera

Most people these days use smartphones to get around the city. If they want to get somewhere, they pull out their iPhone/Android/Windows phone, open up Google Maps, and they’re off. However, Apple’s iOS 6 update will remove Google Maps support from the iPhone, and make navigating on foot, bike, bus, or train that much more […]

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09.30.09 Bucky Turco

This chart detailing the future of public transportation is not as Jetsons as I hoped, but the backpack helicopter is still pretty bad ass. |PSFK| […]

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