Tour the Crazily Complex Skeleton of NYC's Newest Subway Line

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. » 3/04/14 3:46pm 3/04/14 3:46pm

NYC's Touchscreen Subway Maps Are Finally Here, and They're Amazing

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… » 2/12/14 11:47am 2/12/14 11:47am

New York City's New Subway Tunnel Looks Like a Level from Half-Life

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,… » 6/24/13 3:28pm 6/24/13 3:28pm

Russian Man Rescues Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks

CCTV footage from a St. Petersburg subway station shows passenger Yevgeny Borodin shoving a female employee onto the tracks. He is immediately punched in the face. The woman was rescued and he now faces jail time. Faith in humanity has been restored. » 6/13/12 4:30pm 6/13/12 4:30pm

How Two Irish Soccer Fans Survived Falling On The Tracks Last Night

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. » 6/11/12 10:30am 6/11/12 10:30am

A Sleeper Car, In The New York City Subway

If you've taken the subway in any big city after a night out, you've probably had to fight the urge to drift off. Sadly for you, subways are not the best bedrooms. However, the thoughtful folks at Improv Everywhere are trying to make late-night travel more of a sweet dream. » 3/21/12 12:30pm 3/21/12 12:30pm