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‘Swipe Swindlers’ Continue to Plague Commuters at East Broadway Station

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

The so-called swipe swindlers continue to plague the East Broadway subway station. It’s a racket that’s been ongoing for years, and probably isn’t exclusive to the Lower East Side. It goes like this… You walk downstairs to the Metrocard machine to purchase a fare, but are greeted with an “out of order” message. A group […]

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Man Attacked with Hammer After Asking for a Seat on the J Train

Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

On a northbound J train Friday night, a group of straphangers went nuts on two fellow passengers, men aged 53 and 29, when one asked if they could move over to sit down. Police said that one of the suspects became enraged and started arguing with the older victim just before he and his posse […]

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Take a Walk Through the Abandoned Bowery Subway Station [VIDEO]

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

If you’re planning a visit to the abandoned Bowery subway station, which I am not encouraging, make sure to bring bail money and are ready to run. The city’s Vandal Squad has eyes on this NYC gem 24/7. As an alternative, check out the video below, shot in 2015 by YouTuber Urban NYC. It’s definitely […]

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Six-Story SoHo Development Spells End to Broadway-Lafayette Subway Entrance

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:19 am

That new six-story commercial development on East Houston Street just claimed its first victim. The southeasterly entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station is now closed for the duration. It won’t be reopening, presumably, until the project is complete in “mid-2018.” The rendering per owner-developer Madison Capital illustrates how the access point is incorporated into the overall […]

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This Subway Sticker Campaign Wants You to Recognize Rikers Island

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

It’s one of the few geographic elements on the subway map without designation. But a trio of design students wants to make sure you know where Rikers Island is. Despite the recent movement (and momentum) – backed by Governor Cuomo – to have the prison closed due to its purported horrible conditions. With the red […]

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New Subway Newsstand Opens at Broadway-Lafayette Station

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

Until this week, the Broadway-Lafayette subway station had no concessions. No longer the case. An under-utilized storage space beside the downtown IRT platform was converted this week for commerce. The nascent newsstand has been stocking its minuscule shelves the last few days and just opened yesterday. Nothing earth-shattering here; you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. […]

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This Subway Romeo Seeks Kinky Party Girl Juliet in Epic Tear-Tab Flyer

Posted March 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

Some dude named Malik, who’s employed and loves trips to Coney Island, seeks a companion who likes to get down. This week, the so-called “subway Romeo” pasted tear-tab flyers around the IND line seeking love. We spotted this on the uptown D. The handwritten bills are long-winded dating advertisements, and a source of moderate entertainment. […]

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Raleigh D’Adamo (left) and Harris Sjchechtman (right) with their winning entries. Photo: transitmaphistory.com

Discussing the Past and Next 50 Years of the NYC Subway Map

Posted October 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

Many Boogie readers and staffers are die-hard subway buffs. Growing up, we would enjoy competing with friends, connecting to as many train lines as possible in order to figure out the fastest routes through the boroughs. (Yes, we’re geeks, we admit it. Plus, we weren’t old enough to drink; we had to entertain ourselves somehow.) […]

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2nd Avenue F Station is One of the Top 5 Worst in the Entire Subway System

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side has some shitty subway stations. Yep, Captain Obvious over here. Now officially confirmed. Last Friday, State Senator Squadron, Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and various community leaders published the results of their “Subway Stations Study.” It’s not so pretty. The consortium surveyed exteriors and interiors systemwide for seven specific […]

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Cops Arrest Incense Vendor in Death of Man on Delancey Street Subway Platform

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Last week, Jersey City resident Alfredo Ramos was found on the subway platform of the Delancey/Essex station with brutal head injuries. The 51-year-old man was beaten and left for dead at about 10pm on August 28. He later passed at Bellevue Hospital. Cops just arrested the perp responsible for the incident, according to a dispatch […]

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