Stand clear of the closing doors, please.
Stand clear of the closing doors, please.
This is one true way to prove you’re a real New Yorker.
And it’s so cool. Point your phone at a boring old subway map and everything starts moving.
It’s a scary world down there. Only the strong survive.
The MTA announced and then suspended an initiative to remove the growing number of homeless from the subway. A homeless advocacy group calls it a “substantial victory.”
Plus 10 musicians who never seem to age, 8 signs you’re an awful roommate, and advice that Jack Donaghy would give Alec Baldwin right now.
A passenger train derailment on Sunday left four dead and more than 60 injured. It is still too early to determine if human error played a factor, officials said.
Four people are dead, and at least 67 are injured following the Metro-North train derailment. The train was traveling at 82 mph as it was entering a 30 mph curve.
Arthur and August were rescued and have been put up for adoption.
Never judge a reader by their cover. All these beautiful photographs are from the Underground New York Public Library.
An ambulance was on the scene to take the worker to an area hospital. He was said to be stable and talking, CBS New York reports.
The New York Post ran a cover this morning of a man seconds before he was hit by a subway. Many are outraged that nothing was done to help him.
The water ran high. Real high.
The always-embattled agency that runs the city’s subways emerged unexpectedly as the source of some of the storm’s most compelling images and video. “We’re not trying to tell people that everything is great,” says Lisberg.
And the city would need to build 76 Brooklyn Bridges to carry all the new drivers.
The MTA just released this footage of the water pouring into the tunnel last night. Nuts.
Monday is the first day ever that both NYC and D.C. subways are having a pre-planned, system-wide closure. No Amtrak to get between the two, either. [UPDATE: Boston’s closing, too.]
The MTA shut down ahead of Hurricane Sandy. The results are eerie.
…from underground artist Jilly Ballistic.
Take the L train sometime, and you might just catch these guys bringing theater to the masses with scenes from “Romeo and Juliet.” Kids love it, too.
This is real skateboarding, my friends.
1970 marked the first New York City Marathon, with only 55 participants. Yesterday, the marathon reached 47,000 people running on the streets of NYC. Here is a beautiful time-lapse of the now annual MTA video sponsoring the event.
The best thing about the digital signs that New York recently added to its subway system is how reliable they are. My only theory is that this particular 6 train platform is located in the middle of a wormhole that is falling through the fabric of space/time. Watch Video ›
Charlie Sheen’s Charlie Harper of Two and a Half Men dies a gruesome death via the subway. On-set sources leaked the info after Friday’s taping of the season premiere, starring Ashton Kutcher. We already knew that it was Charlie’s funeral, but now we know he got macked by the MTA. (via.) View Image ›
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is handing over 23,000 square feet of Grand Central Station for Apple to build its largest store in the world. The 10-year lease for the Apple store will go for $800,000 per month with a renewal option for $1 million per month. (via.) View Image ›
The subway might be a great way to travel the city on a budget but it can be a pretty crazy place sometimes. From fist fights to couples making love a trip underground is seldom dull. Here are 10 of the most ridiculous things to have happened in subways that were also captured on camera. Add any of your own crazy subway stories in the comments. View List ›
Woman comes up with an ingenious method for portable showering (slightly graphic). Now you too can shower anytime, anyhow! All you need is a gallon of water and a complete lack of shame. (via gawker.com) View List ›
Conductor turns the NYC subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram. Sorry - there aren’t any rats. Watch Video ›