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07.03.09 Will Sherman

If using Massimo Vignelli’s sought after seventies NYC Subway Map, or its modern update, as a wall hanging isn’t appealing, you can always wear it. This $250 silk dress by Francis is printed with the highly festishized map and sure to draw the attention of other straphangers be they ogling or lost. |2nd Avenue Sagas| […]

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06.30.09 Will Sherman

NYPD officers arrested an L train rider over “a 15lb pug that [she] took out of his tote bag for throwing up and overheating, ” but not before threatening to put the dog down and telling the owner, “If you’re going to act like a woman I’m going to treat you like a woman.” |Free […]

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06.25.09 Will Sherman

In the newest Subway Shmutz report from the Straphanger’s Campaign, the 7 line came out on top, with 84 percent of its cars considered clean. The R train pulled up the rear with three quarters of its cars soiled at any time. Gene Russianoff of the Campaign urges the MTA to use some federal stimulus […]

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06.05.09 Will Sherman

Although the MTA announced plans two years ago to bring cell phone service to six Manhattan stations by September, work never got started and the mobile connection is delayed indefinitely. The contractor, Transit Wireless, never met requirements for the MTA’s okay, preserving the subway system as one of the last great refuges from obnoxious cell […]

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05.01.09 Will Sherman

If your plan for the seemingly inevitable MTA fare hikes involves the old bent MetroCard trick, you might think again. The fake fare scam, ruled forgery, could send you to prison. Besides that, skipping out on the fare doesn’t help the strapped for cash agency, not that it even put a ding in the 1.8 […]

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