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05.15.15 Liam Mathews

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office released an audit of the MTA on Thursday. In news that surprises absolutely no one, Stringer found that the MTA does a terrible job of cleaning the subways. What is kind of surprising, however, is how thoroughly the MTA misses the mark. They’re not even hitting the dartboard; they’re throwing […]

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04.08.15 Liam Mathews

A Brooklyn 16-year-old was arrested Tuesday night on charges of criminal mischief, arson and reckless endangerment for putting a metal sign on C Train tracks at Nostrand Avenue last Thursday morning. The train ran over the sign, causing a frightening explosion, as seen in the video above. This incident is apparently just one of many, […]

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01.27.15 Prachi Gupta

New York City’s subway is system is just now crawling back to life after Governor Cuomo mandated a service shutdown effective at 11 PM on Monday night ahead of what was deemed to be a “potentially historic” blizzard. This was the first time in the city’s history that the subway has halted for a snowstorm. […]

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12.16.14 Prachi Gupta

New York’s subways continue to break ridership records, reports Pix 11. The MTA — which is still in massive debt, by the way — shattered records in September when more than 6 million people rode the subway on a single day. In October, ridership exceeded 6 million on seven separate days. The news was announced […]

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12.12.14 Bucky Turco

Several subway lines were severely delayed on Thursday evening due to all sorts of problems, reports, well, everyone. There was a manhole fire that caused signal problems near the West Fourth Street station, a track fire on the 7 line, more signal problems on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 lines, and even […]

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11.13.14 Bucky Turco

Once in a while, a subway performance is so good that you’ll wish you didn’t have some place important to be. As I rushed home Wednesday night, the sound of thumping bass caught my attention on the subway platform. Someone was playing nearly EDM-rave-like music, transforming the Delancey Street F stop into a club. The […]

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07.30.14 Bucky Turco

The Straphangers Campaign released its annual “State of the Subway” ranking today and the 7 train was deemed the best line overall: The 7 ranked highest because it tied for best in the system on frequency of service — and also performed above average on three measures: delays caused by mechanical breakdowns; seat availability at […]

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06.23.14 Bucky Turco

According to the Daily News, Grand Central is a magnet for perverts and ranks number one in creepiness: Straphangers throughout the city reported being the victim of creeps bumping, grinding, groping, flashing and assaulting them more than 3,000 times over a five-year period — and Grand Central Station is the epicenter of subway sleaze, an […]

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05.23.14 Andy Cush

Adam Chang created the NY Train Project, an interactive site that features renderings of signs from every subway station in Manhattan. Chang writes: One day while waiting for the 6 train at the Bleecker stop, I began to notice the intricate details of the carefully placed tiles in the station sign. Which led me to […]

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05.21.14 Andy Cush

Above, watch raw footage of an urban explorer’s trip inside the abandoned South Ferry inner loop station, which opened in 1918 and was shuttered in 1977. Writes the explorer on YouTube: Over all these years, the MTA has turned much of the station into storage rooms and also built some machinery there. You can catch […]

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