Back in February, I documented a brief and stupid saga involving the vending machines that allow you to buy MetroCards to ride the New York City subway. Now, thanks to William Finnegan in The New Yorker, we have some more context about those machines. Hilarious context. Enlightening context. Sad context.
The New York City subway system is a mess, and now instead of reading about why that is, you can play a very simple game and experience it yourself. It’s called “MTA Country,” and it’s hell. It’s tongue-in-cheek solution, revealed once you win the game, isn’t any better.
A dispatch from the life of a New York City subway commuter this morning: feces.
The New York City subway’s array of problems—dysfunctional signals, relentless delays, overcrowded trains—is well-known, but the Village Voice has another premise to add to the list, and it makes a whole lot of sense: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the system, is literally running the…
The New York City subway system has continued to deteriorate, rankled by massive delays, misspent funds, and widespread claims of corruption. On Friday, the feds confirmed the corruption part by securing a 46 month sentence for a former employee who promised subway contractors future work in return for bribes.
The New York City subway, it’s widely acknowledged, is terrible compared to what it used to be. The basics—rails, signals, the system itself—are all fundamentally broken. Nevertheless, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo plows on with massively overdone capital projects. And his shining centerpiece is broken, too.
The New York City subway, which, honestly, even around five years ago, used to be good, is now bad. This weekend, it will be a little worse.
“I don’t think it’s corrupt.” MTA board member Charles G. Moerdler told the New York Times for its most recent subway exposé, “But I think people like doing business with people they know, and so a few companies get all the work, and they can charge whatever they want.” Oh yeah. That’s definitely not corruption.
The problems with New York City’s subway system became sharply apparent this year, and now a major investigation by the New York Times lays out why the system is in such poor shape.
As you might have noticed if you live in New York City, or converse with anyone who lives there and can’t stop talking about it, the subway is not fun. It’s hot, cramped and often delayed, and the folks saying that each day have ample stats behind their complaints: NYC subway delays are up 237 percent since 2012.
If you ride the subway in New York City long enough, you’re bound to see a passenger move between cars mid-ride. Me, I couldn’t do it. Too afraid. But this? What you see above? I mean, damn. Over the weekend, this clip emerged of a guy apparently riding a subway in a very unorthodox way—by hanging onto the door as the…
I have a great job. I get to make videos with a super-talented group of car fanatics. There is, however, one caveat to this job. I have to commute from an outer borough in New York City into Manhattan. This often means taking the subway, which this summer especially, has proven to be a nightmare. But I have something…
As if our world wasn’t as messed up as we already know it to be, NYC’s Transport Workers Union is claiming that the MTA stores dead bodies cleaned up off of subway tracks in worker break rooms. You thought you had it bad when somebody heated up their fish?
New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, is expected to announce on Monday a tax on the wealthiest residents in the city to pay for much-needed improvements for the city’s deteriorating subway system, according to multiple reports. And unless you’re a millionaire who thrives on the misery of the poor or whose life would…
New York City commuters lost pay, missed doctors appointments and even got fired due to subway delays, a new survey finds.
New Yorkers: if you commute through Penn Station, get ready for eight weeks of extensive train delays, cancellations and rerouting starting today.
New York’s subway was a modern marvel 100 years ago, but these days it has become a disgusting choose-your-own-adventure of unfortunate experiences. Today’s chapter includes an downpour of rank city water on to hapless riders waiting for a train near Bryant Park in Manhattan’s Garment District.
New York’s subway is hot garbage that’s getting hotter and garbagier by the day. So why don’t the people who oversee the system realize this? That is because those government employees, who are partially responsible for its impending breakdown, don’t actually ride it.
Rest assured, New York City subway riders — Governor Andrew Cuomo has been listening to you! On Twitter. In his bedroom. Curled up in a ball. Crying.