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Subway Countdown Clocks Arrive at East Broadway Station (But Aren’t on Yet)

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

It’s almost here… Countdown clocks just arrived at the East Broadway subway station. The highly anticipated new equipment was installed above the platform within the last couple weeks, but not yet activated. This move, while expected, will certainly be a welcomed relief to beleaguered F train riders. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota previously commited to the […]

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Report: 28-Year-Old Man Found Dead in East Broadway Subway Station

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:17 am

Sunday morning, a 28-year-old man was found dead inside the East Broadway subway station. Police, responding to the 911 call, arrived at 8:26am and found the deceased unconscious, and sitting on the ground. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, but cause of death was not yet determined, police said. The 7th Precinct continues […]

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City Bus Crashes Into Allen Street Mall [PHOTOS]

Last modified October 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Oops. An M15 city Bus heading downtown crashed into the Allen Street Mall at Canal Street. The knee-high steel fence and a couple benches were annihilated. This photo, sent along by one of our readers, just says it all. Cause of the crash, which happened not too long ago, was not immediately known. Vision Zero […]

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Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’ Could Demolish Section of M’Finda Kalunga Garden

Posted October 17, 2016 at 9:23 am

It was revealed last week that the MTA is in the early stages of planning a new subway ventilation plant that would take a bite out of M’Finda Kalunga Garden, an historic African American burial ground. Originally germinated as rumor, the now-confirmed plans were a complete surprise to the Sara D. Roosevelt Park community, which was […]

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MTA Brushes off Vehement Local Opposition to ‘Gracias Mama’ Entrance on Rutgers Street

Last modified January 31, 2017 at 9:19 pm

The MTA sees nothing wrong with having a restaurant entrance mere feet from a bustling subway station. Specifically that of Gracias Mama, whose principals (Koorosh Bakhtiar and Nima Garos) are trying to alter their method of operation, which could become a harbinger of overcrowding in a small area. The bold choice to move the front […]

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Cops Searching for Mugging Suspects Who Robbed Man in Delancey Street Station

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

​Police are searching for a trio of criminals who allegedly robbed a man at the Delancey-Essex Street subway station. The victim, a 27-year-old man, entered the station at around 5:15pm on February 28. One of the suspects opened the emergency door, ostensibly offering a free ride to the straphanger. He declined, and instead passed through […]

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Pedestrian Struck by M22 Bus in Madison Street Crosswalk Yesterday

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

A week after dozens of Lower East Siders vented frustrations with MTA bus service during a town hall, one of its drivers struck a 64-year-old pedestrian yesterday morning at the intersection of Madison and Jackson Streets. The unidentified victim was reportedly crossing southward when an M22 bus struck, and pinned him for an extended period of […]

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Locals Vent About Shoddy MTA Bus Service on the Lower East Side [RECAP]

Posted November 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

Last night was the town hall extravaganza organized and emceed by State Senator Daniel Squadron. Turnout was impressive – in the dozens – all to discuss and vent frustrations about MTA bus service, its pitfalls, and ways to improve the overall system. The room was chock full of local politicians (Margaret Chin, Scott Stringer) and reporters […]

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Bring Your Complaints to Squadron’s MTA Bus Town Hall Tonight

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:12 am

Sick of erratic M15 arrivals, bus route problems, lack of countdown clocks, or the like? Now is your chance to sound off about the pitfalls of MTA bus service on the Lower East Side. State Senator Squadron is hosting a town hall tonight dedicated to the bus system and urging community folk to attend. The […]

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Revisiting the Final Ride of the V Train, 5 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

Posted June 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

Five years ago today, the MTA forever terminated V train service. The last train left the 2nd Avenue station at 11:33pm. Budget pressures at the time forced the city agency to cut costs and merge a bunch of the routes. The V subway was one of the younger lines in the system at nine years, […]

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