X
06.25.15 Liam Mathews

The center track at the 145th Street subway station is becoming the most iconic gap in the MTA system. It’s been jumped across on skateboard and on BMX bike, impressive stunts that created a mystique. Another young fellow recently made the leap on foot, trying to add his own body to the legacy of filmed […]

Read More…

06.19.15 Prachi Gupta

There seems to be a lot confusion over the new bill regarding subway sexual abuse. Forcible touching was already a misdemeanor crime in the state of New York under Section 130.52 of the penal law. The new statute, which was sponsored by Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Queens) and passed by the state legislature on Thursday, amends […]

Read More…

06.04.15 Prachi Gupta

Adam Lederer was nodding off during a 5:30 AM commute to Brooklyn on Thursday morning when he awoke to a very loud licking noise on the train (he couldn’t recall if it was an A or an E). “I hear audible licking. I open my eyes,” he told ANIMAL. “I can’t believe what I’m seeing.” […]

Read More…

05.29.15 Prachi Gupta

The 2nd Avenue subway station is 82% complete, meaning that we have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like. Now we have a preview of what it might sound like, too. A week after the MTA released photos of the construction’s progress, Untapped Cities has given us a a mysterious recording […]

Read More…

05.19.15 Liam Mathews

Listen, I know you’re tired. You’ve had another long day in a neverending string of long days, and it’s such a struggle to keep your eyes open on your commute. But for your own sake, stay alert for just a little while longer, because your day is going to get a lot worse if you […]

Read More…

05.14.15 Liam Mathews

On Sunday, subway dancers from the WeLiveThis troupe will turn the Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court into a “showtime” stage as part of an installation called “Public Disruption/Private Powers.” The installation will loosely interpret a subway car and allow the dancers to legally perform in order to “explore the relationship between dancers and the public,” according […]

Read More…

05.11.15 Prachi Gupta

The New York Post has obtained footage of a group of subway vandals that has been train-surfing, trespassing into abandoned stations, breaking into subway cars, meddling with MTA signage, and more. The Post insinuated that the group may be affiliated with teen Keyshawn Brown, who was arrested in April for causing an explosion on the […]

Read More…

04.29.15 Liam Mathews

A Brooklyn man received a ticket in February for moving between subway cars while the train was in motion to escape another man urinating in the car. Now he’s going all the way to Brooklyn Supreme Court to fight the $75 charge, DNAinfo reports. On February 17, Michael Kneitel was stopped and ticketed by an […]

Read More…

04.17.15 Prachi Gupta

At least three people were stabbed in the Union Square subway station around 4 AM on Friday morning, reports Pix11. Police told CBSNewYork that two groups of men entered “a dispute” in front of Webster Hall and continued fighting on the subway platform near 4th Avenue and 14th Street. One man had a gashed across […]

Read More…

04.14.15 Bucky Turco

While there’s room for debate on what constitutes some behavioral violations on the train, there’s at least one fixed point of etiquette which is unwavering, immovable, incorruptible — and that is the pole separating subway seats. Although it may appear to be just a thing to grab as the train rocks back and forth, it’s […]

Read More…