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Photo snapped on New York City subway reminds America there's still hope forthe world

Jackie Summers, a 49-year-old Brooklyn resident and whiskey distiller, was just trying to be nice when he scooted over to make room for a couple on the F train after leaving a dim sum brunch in Chinatown on Easter morning. The couple, clothed in traditional Hassidic dress, in turn moved over to...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:29pm

Too Many Zooz is New York's busker band miracle

It’s been a hard day’s work. Your legs manage to carry you to the subway station where suddenly live music greets you. Is that “Norwegian Wood”? Your blood pressure drops. Isn’t it good? “The people need music and music needs the people,” said Matt Doe,...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:06am

Another day, more commuting chaos with Penn Station schedule changes

As crews continue to repair tracks following Monday’s derailment of a New Jersey Transit train, commuters can expect another day of changes and cancellations to Penn Station schedules on Wednesday.    Amtrak, which owns the tracks, will again be on scene to fix the damaged track...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30am

Half price MetroCard program wins City Council's approval

Impassioned advocates of the Fair Fares initiative, a pilot program to provide subsidized MetroCards to poor New Yorkers, cleared a big hurdle with the City Council including it in its response to the mayor's proposed city budget for 2018. Council members noted that the program would cost...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 1:54pm

Train delays continue after several injured in Amtrak train derailment

Updated as of 4:25 p.m.:The Long Island Rail Road plans to cancel 29 rush hour trains out of the 87 that normally depart from Penn Station during those hours, according to the MTA. "The cancelations are necessary to allow NJTransit and Amtrak the exclusive use of Tracks 13-16, which are normally...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:39pm

Emergency drill at World Trade Center changes commutes for PATH and subway service

If you notice some extra emergency vehicles outside the World Trade Center this week, don't worry.The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is conducting emergency response exercises, according to officials.The first drill, the smaller of the two, will take place on Wednesday, between 8 a.m....

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:59am

Higher MetroCard prices now in effect

Beware the new fares.MetroCard price changes that wereapproved in January went into effect Sunday. The price of a subway ride remains the same $2.75, but the bonus on purchases of $5.50 and over drop from 11 percent to5 percent.Commuters who buy weekly and monthly MetroCards will go from paying $...

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 6:02pm

MTA says L train shutdown will be 3 months shorter

For L train riders dreading the looming shutdown, there is a bit of good news. Just a bit.The MTA announced it will reducethe amount of time needed to close the CanarsieTunnel for repairs, from 18months to 15 months. The announcement was made Friday, with the MTA saying it will seek board approval...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 1:03pm

Straphangers group to protest new MTA subway and bus fares

With the MTA's multi-ride MetroCard fares set to rise on Sunday, a straphangers advocacy group will greet the new price hikes with a protest.Activists from the Fair Fares coalition will rally against the increase on Sunday, at 1 p.m., outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The group will also ask...

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 1:25pm

NYC subway commuters suffer long delays, packed platforms on morning after snowstorm

New Yorkers had a rough transition from snow day to work day on Wednesday, as subway and bus service made for long morning wait times, packed subway platforms —notably on the L train from Brooklyn into Manhattan —and unexpected service suspensions in some places.Not all delays were due to weather...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 11:29am

MTA restores service to NY above-ground subway and Metro-North trains

With Winter Storm Stella winding down, New York City's above-ground subway service will be restored beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the MTA announced.Metro-North will also resume limited hourly service from 6 to 11 p.m.on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines.Gov. Cuomo, in consultation with state...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 4:34pm

R line service resumes after water main break in Brooklyn Heights

After delays and service changes from a water main break wreaked havoc just before rush hour Thursday afternoon, things are getting back to normal in Brooklyn Heights.The R and Q lines at the Court Street station are running on their regular schedules Friday morning, but the northern section of the...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:13am

Are NYC’s tunnels as dangerous as Trump says?

On the heels of President Donald Trump proposing a $54 billion increase in the nation’s defense budget, he is expected announce his “big” infrastructure spending plan as well.Trump said during a meeting with the National Governors Association on Monday that he would talk about his infrastructure...

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:35am

Here's what to expect on your morning commute, New York

With Thursday’s snow behind us, it’s back to work and school for many New Yorkers today, so here is what the morning rush looks like so far.MTA subways are running on normal schedules, though there were a few hiccups to start the day on the 6 line, thanks to a signal problem at Spring Street.The...

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 5:27pm

So what’s your commute look like this morning, New York?

New York City students may be reveling in their first snow day since 2015, but if you’re not so lucky, here’s what your commute to the office looks like this morning.After being suspended overnight to store trains underground, express trains are running during the morning rush, but they may be...

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 5:43pm

LIRR train derailment at Jamaica Station causes massive delays during morning rush

Long Island Rail Road travelers heading to and from New York are facing massive delays Wednesday morning after a non-passenger equipment train derailed near Jamaica Station in Queens.The train stalled near the major hub around 4:33 a.m., according to LIRR’s Twitter.Service was temporarily suspended...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:35pm

Man shouts 'Hail the Hitler Youth,' shoves woman on C train: Police

Police are investigating an anti-Semitic hate crime that happened on a subway train in Manhattan, according to published reports.The incident happened aboard the C train at the West 23rd Streetstation in Chelsea about 8:30 p.m. Monday,sources told the New York Daily News.Once the suspect entered...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:29pm

Second Avenue subway eases congestion in just one month

When theSecond Avenue subwayopenedon the first of the year, it changed the lives of manycommuters, namelythose living in Yorkvilleon the Upper East Side who had long walks to the 4/5/6 trains and then faced their notoriously tight cars and frequent delays. But those New Yorkers who still rely on...

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 9:35pm

Man threatens to set off bomb on 6 train: NYPD

Police have released the sketch of a manwho they say made "terroristic threats" on a subway train last month.The suspect was on a northbound 6 train heading fromLexington Avenue and East 86th Street on Jan. 5 at about 6 p.m. when he was heard saying"I have a bomb and am not afraid to die," police...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:07am

Second Avenue subway expansion White House priority: Congresswoman

The newly opened Second Avenue subway might still be considered a novelty on the Upper East Side, but it’s never too early to start thinking about its next expansion.And with a New Yorker in the White House, phase two and three of the project might happen sooner than we think, according to...

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 7:35am