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?
Over the past week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced some solutions to NYC’s subway catastrophe, fixes that include removing seats from trains, making an app and getting Tough On Litter. Now Governor Andrew Cuomo discovered yet another remedy: getting businesses to adopt subway stations.
Think you know what a crowded subway platform looks like? Think again.
Agitated, sweaty and perpetually late subway riders have had enough of New York’s disintegrating transit system and plan to protest outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s city office tonight to give him a piece of their mind. Will he fix the trains after this? Probably not, but it’s something.
The summer is hot and the trains are stopped. As you sit on a stalled subway train somewhere deep underground, enjoy our newest installment of people from inside the MTA telling you exactly what is wrong with the MTA.
If you’ve noticed an uptick in disgruntled Facebook posts from your New York City friends, you’re probably not alone. The NYC subway system has been getting worse for years, and a few recent horror stories—like when a 45-minute delay in a crowded, dark, sweltering line caused passengers to literally disrobe—are signs…
Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.
Anyone familiar with the New York City subway system knows that it is woefully ill-equipped to handle the throngs of regular rush-hour use. As the system itself is not about to improve enough to match demand, the MTA is now seeking to address the other side of the equation. That is, it’s telling New Yorkers to, uh,…
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?
Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.
At 8:30 a.m. this morning, a Long Island Railroad train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn. One hundred and six suffered non-life-threatening injuries, reports the New York Times.
New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, also known as the literal bug hell for which New Yorkers pay $116.50 every month, wants to spend more money in a perplexing way. Over the next four years, it seeks to spend an eye-watering $9 million on social media alone, according to its latest proposed budget. This is…
A man who fell in between a subway platform and a train and was crushed 167 times by the platform extender was granted $10 million by a jury yesterday.
When you think of a subway map—almost any subway map—you think of neat, orderly straight lines, usually running north to south or east to west, with other lines running in the primary intercardinal directions. But in reality, geography rarely behaves so well, so a geographically accurate subway map actually resembles…
A crazed woman trying to sell bugs on the D train last night got heckled, freaked out, and then threw bugs on everyone, as the New York Post reports. If you’re wondering what it’s like to live and commute in the New York City subway system, here you go.
New Yorkers were unsure if the strange land of myth and wonder supposedly known as “Williamsburg” would be cast away and shut off from Manhattan intermittently for three years or absolutely for a year and a half. The latter is now true.