Amid all of humanity’s fantastical projections of future technology, one stands out: we may live to see a day when it is impossible to piss between moving New York City subway cars.
For 90 minutes this morning, Long Island Rail Road service was suspended coming into and going out of Penn Station due to “signal trouble.” For 90 minutes this morning, LIRR riders inundated the E, 7, and 2/3 subway lines, as the MTA cross-honored their LIRR fares. For 90 minutes this morning, Satan was released from…
The sprawling construction sites buried below NYC are carefully regulated places, inaccessible to the public. But one photographer has been exploring these caverns and tunnels for 15 years at the MTA’s request—and his work paints an amazing picture of life underground.
I have a slight fondness for NYC's oldest subway cars, the rickety Budd R32s that trundle along the city's C line. They started operation in 1964 and are still in service.
The men and women of New York's transit workers union are inheriting the worst impulses of their friends at the NYPD. After a city bus driver was arrested last week for running over a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk—delivering injuries so serious that she may lose her leg—the union complained that the city was …
What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task…
While on the way to the bus depot in Queens, an MTA bus driver allegedly pulled over his bus when he spotted a man who he says had been involved in a love triangle with his wife. When the bus was pulled over, the driver stabbed the man in the forearm, police say.
As someone who did it, I can easily say that commuting every day on the Long Island Rail Road is a particularly hellish experience. But it's about to get a lot worse, because Long Island Rail Road workers are planning to go on strike. Meaning the busiest railroad in North America is going to come to a halt.
Like a nightmare come to life, passengers were trapped inside a smoke-filled, Queens-bound 7 train stuck in a tunnel near Grand Central for 20 minutes late last night.
The Second Avenue Subway is more than 80 years in the making. Some said it would never be done. Yet, deep underneath Manhattan this spring, the final framework is being laid for a system that will carry millions of commuters through the city—and it looks downright primordial.
New York subway riders first were promised futuristic touchscreen wayfinding maps a year ago. But the plan to install the futuristic infrastructure stalled as the design team took a step back to improve the hardware. Six months overdue, the first batch is finally live in Grand Central Station. They were worth the wait.
With the Super Bowl now less than two months away—Groundhog Day!—the disparate mass transit organizations around New York City are gearing up for more than 400,000 new visitors. And what do out of towners always need in New York? They need maps. Beautiful, useful maps.
The most awkward ad campaigns are always the ones that know that whatever it is they're pitching is kind of crappy. Usually, they just try to hide the crappiest bit and move on from there, like in the case of the Porsche Panamera. In the New York City Subway's case, they straight up said it was bad.
It's like one of those riddles, except real and very sad.
New York City's Metro Transit Authority is still plugging away on its giant project to bring the 7 train into far west Manhattan, and the scope of the construction is just as awe-inspiring as ever. The MTA just put out a crop of new pictures on Flickr, and we just can't help but see a slight comparison to a certain,…
If you fall onto the tracks, don't try and jump up, just go to the end of the platform and walk up the stairs. That's the unofficial word from the MTA, who also remind you that whatever the hell happens, don't jump in to try and save someone.
At 12:30AM Sunday, I thought the reason I wasn't getting home as early as planned was that piece-of-shit L train. Seven hours later I found out it was because, among other things, of a severed head.
If you've lived in the Big Apple for any amount of time, you've more than likely taken the Subway. You've also probably wasted plenty of time staring at the map. Our video editor Matt Toder threw together a video of the Subway map's evolution, beginning with a map crafted 100 years ago.
Say hallelujah, you entrepreneurial New Yorkers buying unlimited-ride MetroCards and selling subway-entry swipes to tourists. Your "occupation" is no longer considered a felony, according to New York law thanks to New York's Court of Appeals.