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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Jun 04, 2019. 19 comments

Have You Learned Nothing, People? Stop Telling Bill de Blasio to Fix the Subway

Have You Learned Nothing, People? Stop Telling Bill de Blasio to Fix the Subway

Bill de Blasio is the Mayor of New York, or so we are told. He rarely shows up to work and often appears disconnected and bored from the day-to-day duties of running America’s largest city. He is so disinterested in the city, in fact, that he has decided to run for president even though nobody else wants him to, including his own donors.

This has naturally opened him up to brutal, rampant...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon May 24, 2019. 22 comments

Alleged Subway Brake-Puller Supervillain Has Been Caught

Alleged Subway Brake-Puller Supervillain Has Been Caught

A suspect has been arrested in the subway brake-puller case, according to NBC New York and confirmed by Jalopnik. The brake-puller, whose actions were first reported by Jalopnik on Wednesday , has delayed at least 750 trains over recent months with reckless and infuriating behavior.

The suspect, Isaiah Thompson, 23, of Brooklyn, was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Friday morning from a tip, NBC New...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon May 23, 2019. 24 comments

New York's Brake-Pulling Subway Supervillain Has Delayed More Than 740 Trains

New York's Brake-Pulling Subway Supervillain Has Delayed More Than 740 Trains

Jerrylee Heath almost caught him. He was standing right there.

It was 3:51 p.m. last Sunday. Heath, a train supervisor on duty at Times Square, got a call from Rail Control Center, the operational brain of the New York City subway system, according to an incident report from that day. Someone waiting for a Brooklyn-bound train at Fulton Street in lower Manhattan alerted staff that they had...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon May 22, 2019. 22 comments

New York Has a Supervillain Pulling Emergency Brakes and Destroying Subway Commutes

New York Has a Supervillain Pulling Emergency Brakes and Destroying Subway Commutes

“This is a nutcase who is addicted to fucking with the trains.”

That was how one MTA New York City Transit source with knowledge of the situation described the latest curiosity to befall the city’s beleaguered subway.

Someone—no one really knows who—has been disrupting the train system, sneaking into cabs, pulling the emergency brakes, and grinding not just one train, but entire lines in the...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon May 17, 2019. 20 comments

Subway Commute Disrupted by Clogged Toilet

Subway Commute Disrupted by Clogged Toilet

This morning, some New York City subway commuters experienced an all-too-common occurrence (although less so than it used to be): delays during rush hour. The reason given by the official New York City Transit Twitter account was that nature called upon the train crew.

Indeed, New York City’s trains are operated by humans, and humans sometimes poop. Normally, when a member of a train crew...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jan 04, 2019. 22 comments

New York Won't Shut Down A Major Subway Line Now, But It's Actually Worse This Way

New York Won't Shut Down A Major Subway Line Now, But It's Actually Worse This Way

If you’re not in New York City, the long-planned L train shutdown probably doesn’t have much to do with you. But in this city, it’s a line that 275,000 riders rely on daily, and its looming shutdown for long-term maintenance caused people to move to new neighborhoods, sell their homes, quit their jobs and even buy motorcycles . Today, New Yorkers got a surprise—the shutdown isn’t happening....

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Sep 09, 2018. 20 comments

A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11

A New York City Train Station Opens for the First Time After Being Destroyed in 9/11

Nearly seventeen years after being destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the WTC Cortlandt subway station has finally opened to the public.

The station will now be a stop on the No. 1 line and has been renamed WTC Cortlandt as a nod to Cortlandt Street, the street upon which the World Trade Center was later built. It began servicing the city at noon on Saturday, September...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jul 20, 2018. 24 comments

We're All Assholes In New York City But A Motorcycle On The Subway Is Taking It Too Far

We're All Assholes In New York City But A Motorcycle On The Subway Is Taking It Too Far

For 364 days of the year, New Yorkers curse the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the subway because it is dogshit and prone to filth-waterfalls . But on that one special day, all of the hellish treatment pales in comparison to this one asshole who brought his motorcycle onto the subway.

In a short clip, tweeted by Buzzfeed video producer and writer Dorsey Shaw, you can see that a man...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 13, 2018. 24 comments

NYC Apparently Has Only One Employee Who Can Fix The Subway System's Vending Machines

NYC Apparently Has Only One Employee Who Can Fix The Subway System's Vending Machines

Back in February, I documented a brief and stupid saga involving the vending machines that allow you to buy MetroCards to ride the New York City subway. Now, thanks to William Finnegan in The New Yorker, we have some more context about those machines. Hilarious context. Enlightening context. Sad context.

Let’s go straight to the videotape, which describes a situation from early May:

[New York...

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Jun 07, 2018. 10 comments

Play This Lo-Fi Video Game To Experience The Decrepit NYC Subway System 

Play This Lo-Fi Video Game To Experience The Decrepit NYC Subway System 

The New York City subway system is a mess, and now instead of reading about why that is, you can play a very simple game and experience it yourself. It’s called “MTA Country,” and it’s hell. It’s tongue-in-cheek solution, revealed once you win the game, isn’t any better.

Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning

A dispatch from the life of a New York City subway...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Apr 06, 2018. 24 comments

Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning

Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning

A dispatch from the life of a New York City subway commuter this morning: feces.

Here are some tweets.

Here are some more tweets.

And a few more.

The New York City subway is hell ! Greatest city in the world? Fact check: no.

I called the MTA to find out exactly what “covered in feces” means and will update this post if they respond.

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Mar 19, 2018. 19 comments

New York’s Subway Is Slow Because They Slowed Down The Trains After A 1995 Accident

New York’s Subway Is Slow Because They Slowed Down The Trains After A 1995 Accident

The New York City subway’s array of problems—dysfunctional signals, relentless delays, overcrowded trains—is well-known, but the Village Voice has another premise to add to the list, and it makes a whole lot of sense: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the system, is literally running the trains slower.

The New York City Subway's Latest Bright Idea Is Already Screwed...

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Mar 01, 2018. 20 comments

I'll Be Damned, Feds Secure Sentence Of New York City Subway Worker For Corruption

I'll Be Damned, Feds Secure Sentence Of New York City Subway Worker For Corruption

The New York City subway system has continued to deteriorate, rankled by massive delays , misspent funds, and widespread claims of corruption. On Friday, the feds confirmed the corruption part by securing a 46 month sentence for a former employee who promised subway contractors future work in return for bribes.

Here's The Most Damning Report Yet On Why The New York City Subway Is Terrible

“I...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Feb 12, 2018. 24 comments

The New York City Subway's Latest Bright Idea Is Already Screwed

The New York City Subway's Latest Bright Idea Is Already Screwed

The New York City subway, it’s widely acknowledged, is terrible compared to what it used to be. The basics—rails, signals, the system itself—are all fundamentally broken. Nevertheless, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo plows on with massively overdone capital projects. And his shining centerpiece is broken, too.

Here's The Most Damning Report Yet On Why The New York City Subway Is Terrible...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Feb 02, 2018. 20 comments

New York's Subway May Not Be Accepting Credit Cards This Weekend, Who Knows, Thanks (Update: MTA Says, Actually, Nevermind)

New York's Subway May Not Be Accepting Credit Cards This Weekend, Who Knows, Thanks (Update: MTA Says, Actually, Nevermind)

The New York City subway, which, honestly, even around five years ago, used to be good, is now bad. This weekend, it will be a little worse.

Seemingly out of the blue, the MTA fired off a tweet last night.

A system used by millions of resident and tourists daily may not be accepting your credit cards this weekend, which will be news to the vast majority of normal people who don’t use...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Dec 30, 2017. 21 comments

Here's The Most Damning Report Yet On Why The New York City Subway Is Terrible

Here's The Most Damning Report Yet On Why The New York City Subway Is Terrible

“I don’t think it’s corrupt.” MTA board member Charles G. Moerdler told the New York Times for its most recent subway exposé, “But I think people like doing business with people they know, and so a few companies get all the work, and they can charge whatever they want.” Oh yeah. That’s definitely not corruption.

Anyone who rides the New York City subway system is usually made aware of its more...

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Alex Hevesy Alex Hevesy Nov 26, 2017. 24 comments

Here's Why The NYC Subway Is Failing Commuters

Here's Why The NYC Subway Is Failing Commuters

The problems with New York City’s subway system became sharply apparent this year, and now a major investigation by the New York Times lays out why the system is in such poor shape.

In preparation for this, the New York Times interviewed over 300 people ranging from experts on the subway system to contractors.

What they found isn’t pretty:

Century-old tunnels and track routes are crumbling,...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 13, 2017. 18 comments

NYC Subway Delays Are Up 237 Percent Since 2012

NYC Subway Delays Are Up 237 Percent Since 2012

As you might have noticed if you live in New York City, or converse with anyone who lives there and can’t stop talking about it, the subway is not fun. It’s hot, cramped and often delayed, and the folks saying that each day have ample stats behind their complaints: NYC subway delays are up 237 percent since 2012.

Now, if you follow this NYC-based blog closely, you may wonder why a person who...

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Ryan Felton Ryan Felton Sep 25, 2017. 7 comments

Life Hack: Do Not Ride Outside The Subway Train Like This Fellow

Life Hack: Do Not Ride Outside The Subway Train Like This Fellow

If you ride the subway in New York City long enough, you’re bound to see a passenger move between cars mid-ride. Me, I couldn’t do it. Too afraid. But this? What you see above? I mean, damn. Over the weekend, this clip emerged of a guy apparently riding a subway in a very unorthodox way—by hanging onto the door as the train whips through a tunnel.

Regular Evening Commute Turns Into Naked...

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Adam Milt Adam Milt Sep 15, 2017. 24 comments

Actually, The Bus Is Good

Actually, The Bus Is Good

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 to suggest: when you can, take the bus, for the bus is good.

Regular Evening...

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