NYC subway

Mark-Viverito says legal marijuana could pay for NYC subway repairs

New York City subway delays got you stressed? Chill out and take a toke: legal marijuana may be the answer to fixing the city’s transit crisis, says Melissa Mark-Viverito. Mark-Viverito, former speaker of the New York City Council and current candidate for public advocate, unveiled on...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:15pm

These are the most dangerous NYC subway stations according to crime stats

Straphangers know that anything can happen on the New York City subway, and unfortunately, that can include an array of crimes. But some subway stations are more dangerous than others, according to a recent report. The Auto Insurance Center looked at publicly available 2017 crime data to see which...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:36pm

MTA nostalgia trains back for 2018 holiday season

New Yorkers can get into the holiday spirit while riding the MTA as the Holiday Nostalgia Trains hit select subway tracks starting Sunday, Nov. 25. The annual tradition from the New York Transit Museum takes straphangers on a ride back in time, thanks to a fleet of vintage MTA trains and buses....

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 2:29pm

MTA fare hikes, service cuts could be on horizon as agency faces budget crisis

New York City subway riders could see the base MTA fare increase to $3 under a proposed March 2019 fare hike in an attempt to quell a looming budget crisis at the transportation authority. The transit authority is facing growing budget concerns as ridership goes down, officials said at a board...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:27pm

10 ways to be nicer to people on the subway

You know the saying. Some kindness a day keeps the doctor away. Okay, sure, I made that up, but you have to admit it can be pretty darn dreadful out there. November 13 marks World Kindness Day, and it's about putting forth the effort to lend a helping hand, give a compliment or simply...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 9:31pm

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota resigns

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota has resigned, the Wall Street Journal reports, and MTA Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer will step up as acting chairman of the transportation authority’s board. Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Lhota's departure on Twitter Friday morning, writing that Lhota has "...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:13am

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