NYC subway

MTA town halls coming to Queens and Harlem

If you live in Harlem and Queens and have some feelings and/or questions about the NYC subway, bus and paratransit services — and we’re sure you do — you’re in luck. Two MTA town halls are planned for both neighborhoods this week. MTA New York City Transit President Andy...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 12:45pm

Take a vintage NYC subway train to Yankees wild card game

The Bronx Bombers are one of the most historic sports teams in the world, so it’s fitting that some fans heading to the Yankees wild card game Wednesday have the chance to do so on a vintage NYC subway train. The New York Transit Museum will run its 1917 Lo-V train cars to the Yankees wild...

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 4:31pm

All but 1 morning rush on NYC subway delayed in August: Riders Alliance

The weekday morning rush can be grueling on the NYC subway as you’re well aware, but a new Riders Alliance analysis of last month’s service showed there was only one day without a signal delay. Of the 23 morning rush hours on the NYC subway in August, the only day free of signal issues...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:08pm

No G train service for the next 5 weekends

Attention G train riders: There will be no weekend service between Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and Queens every weekend in September and the first weekend in November, local officials announced according to Brooklyn Paper. Community Board 2 said it was informed by MTA NYC Transit that for the...

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:12am

Here are Labor Day service schedules for NYC subway, buses

While many New Yorkers will mass exodus the city on one last summer hurrah for Labor Day weekend, many others are staying home. So here’s what you need to know about the service schedules for the NYC subway and buses. The NYC subway and buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:20am

110th Street BC station to reopen Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is a holiday not usually accompanied by gifts, but thousands of straphangers in Manhattan will be getting one anyway as the Cathedral Parkway - 110th Street BC subway station reopens for service this weekend. Southbound service will resume on Sunday, with service in both directions...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:00am

Wow, a man carried a couch on the NYC subway

New Yorkers are pretty innovative when it comes to what they can carry on the NYC subway, from fitting their big dogs into small bags because of the MTA’s rule about pets to somehow getting a motorcycle on the train because maybe the subway was a better transit option? In the latest crazy...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:43pm

NYC subway closes N train tunnel for 5 months with no notice

The last place anyone wants to be surprised is during your Monday commute. But that's just what happened to NYC subway commuters, who found out about a five-month service change after a problem-filled Monday morning rush hour. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:34pm

Call 911 on dogs riding NYC subway, MTA tells commuters

The world is a terrible place right now, and sharing videos of urban wildlife — whether it’s an avocado squirrel, a pizza rat or just a dog trying to get a break from the heat on an air-conditioned subway car — is one of the few joys we have left. But the MTA, the transit agency...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:45pm

Summer essentials for NYC subway survival so you don’t melt on your way to work

Let’s all face it: the stations for the NYC subway in the summer are small steamy purgatories. There’s really no good alternative, though. Biking just gets you moving in the heat (read: sweaty) and your boss was pissed when you showed up late after your Uber Pool got stuck behind a...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 3:22pm

de Blasio and Byford finally have a face-to-face

Seven months after Andy Byford took over NYC Transit, he got his first face-to-face with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday — just days after telling The New Yorker it was a “bit weird” the two hadn’t yet met. “I pushed him very hard on the need for funding over the next...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:49am

Subway delays harm low-income New Yorkers more than rich residents: Report

Subway delays are more than just an annoyance, they’re a real harm to the city’s economy and the lives of every day New Yorkers. But not all New Yorkers are affected by delays equally, according to a new report. In a report released this week, economists with the Federal Reserve Bank...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 1:45pm

14th Street to become busway during L train shutdown

Officials are proposing that 14th Street turn into a 17-hour-a-day busway during the L train shutdown, New York City Department of Transportation confirmed, restricting vehicle traffic on the roadway in order to accommodate displaced commuters. The changes were originally reported by the New York...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 4:49pm

If you've ever wanted to see someone kick a subway rat, today's your lucky day

The subway is a magical place. Ok, I lied — but, much like the great outdoors, it’s a place where humans coexist with the wonderful creatures Mother Earth has to offer. Take, for instance, subway rats. Just like us, they’re constantly on the go, scrambling to avoid the general...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:29pm

How the new MTA fare system will make your turnstile experience smoother

Public transportation can come with a slew of frustrations, like when you see your train pulling into the station but the turnstile reads “insufficient fare,” or when you’re stuck behind someone swiping their MetroCard over and over to no avail. These hiccups may soon be part of...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2:26pm

Man fatally struck by E train in Queens: NYPD

A man was fatally struck by an E train in Queens Tuesday morning, police said. The man had been walking between the cars, a spokesperson for the NYPD said, and fell onto the tracks as the E train was pulling into the station at 63 Drive-Rego Park station. The incident occurred at 5:13 a.m. The...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:48am

Transit advocates ask subway riders to call the mayor in push for fair fares

As you wait on subway platforms this week, you may see transit advocates asking you to call Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office to ask him to adopt “fair fares.” Members of the Riders Alliance and Community Service Society, an organization that advocates for low-income New Yorkers...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 1:31pm

Attention New Yorkers: the pizza rat is back

The pizza rat first made headlines back in 2015 when a city-goer documented a fearless rodent sneaking a slice down the 1st Avenue L station stairs. He went viral — and even temporarily got his own street sign tribute in Brooklyn. Over the weekend, another was spotted in action, this...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 5:35pm

Mayor, City Council speaker seek accountability from MTA for Subway Action Plan funding

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson want to make sure that the money New York City is giving to the MTA for its Subway Action Plan isn’t spent on other efforts. The officials sent a joint letter to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota on Wednesday asking for accountability when...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 11:56am

Straphangers, transit activists call for 24/7 bus service during L train shutdown

Transit activists and L train riders gathered on the City Hall steps on Tuesday to demand that the city implement a 24/7 transit plan during the scheduled L train shutdown. Members of the Riders Alliance, Regional Planning Association, Transportation Alternatives, Straphangers Campaign and Tri-...

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:41pm