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When the Bleecker Street IRT Station Had ‘Skylights’ [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Over a century after this photo was snapped (1905), it’s pretty crazy to think the Bleecker Street IRT station still maintains virtually the same feel. The image coulda been taken yesterday. Except for one difference. Note the presence of the subway “skylights,” which were meant to let in natural light to the underground. Yes, subterranean […]

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MTA Begins First Step Toward Rehabilitating the East Broadway Subway Station

Posted July 24, 2014 at 9:21 am

Finally, some more good news out of the East Broadway F station. State Senator Squadron, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, and Speaker Sheldon Silver collectively made good on their promise. MTA workers were mobilized in force yesterday morning to repaint the dilapidated station. Neighbors were concerned about the potential presence of lead in the peeling paint. Tragic […]

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There is Now Weekend M Train Service Into Manhattan

Posted June 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

For the first time since 1958, the M train now rolls into Manhattan proper on the weekends. As of yesterday, straphangers along the M line in Queens will have much easier access to the city. Trains now run from Middle Village to Essex/Delancey, providing riders with a direct connection to the F. Until this most […]

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Rare Footage from 1930s Shows the Third Avenue El in Action [VIDEO]

Posted March 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

Here’s your chance to ride the Third Avenue El of yore. Sort of. We came across this rare footage the other day, which offers a brief snapshot of the elevated subway system in operation sometime in the 1930s. The short clip, presumably shot by a passenger, shows the train riding the rails, first in midtown, then […]

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Report: Subway Jumper Dies at 2nd Avenue Station Last Night

Last modified March 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

A reader writes in to say that a man allegedly jumped in front of a Brooklyn-bound train at the 2nd Avenue subway station. He reportedly died at the scene. Here is the dispatch. Last night a man was killed by a Brooklyn bound F train. It was an apparent suicide. Riders waiting on the platform […]

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‘Wet Sex’ at Delancey/Essex Station

Last modified February 27, 2014 at 10:12 am

There’s been a “wet sex” epidemic in the Delancey Street subway station for over a week. Unchallenged. It’s a corruption of those ubiquitous “wet paint” signs that can only happen inside this particular stop. And it does. Often. Yet always funny.

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Breaking: Escalator at East Broadway Station Finally Opens

Posted February 21, 2014 at 5:39 am

The stairs are moving. Praise the lord! Last night, we fielded a flurry of emails and comments that the long-overdue escalator in the East Broadway subway station was finally turned on. Repeat: the escalator is now working. Yes’m. It only took a year-and-a-half to complete the fuckin’ thing. Even the escalator at the Bowery BMT […]

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Replacement Escalator at Bowery BMT Station Finally Operational; No Luck for East Broadway

Posted February 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The Bowery BMT station finally opens its replacement escalator, alleviating straphangers’ collective aggravation. Yup. Boogie reader RobbieTheK writes in to say that platform plywood was carted away Saturday to reveal the finished product. It’s alive. So there’s finally some walking space without fear of falling into the trackbed. As […]

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Identifying the Best Coffee Shops by Subway Map

Posted February 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

This nifty subway map highlights the best coffee shops located near each subway stop. At least according to the designer, Rickymikeabono, who posted the cartographical creation on Reddit the other day. In case you’re wondering about the research behind the placements: [Coffee shops] were chosen based on what equipment they have, what beans they use, […]

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There Was a Track Fire at the Delancey F Stop This Morning

Last modified February 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Here’s one probable reason the F train was running slower than normal this morning (which is always friggin’ slow). Reader Kasia Pasanowic sent in these images of a small fire that started on the tracks at around 9am. We are told that the station quickly filled with smoke, but that firefighters quickly arrived and extinguished the […]

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