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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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‘Knights of Gondor Do Not Turn Their Backs’ on Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

Posted February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is what happens when you cross the MTA with Lord of the Rings. It’s called PuckTalk, pithy parody signs that mix elements of the fantasy story with the reality of the city subway system. We spotted this sign in the Broadway-Lafayette station. Under no circumstances should Knights of Gondor turn their backs! Ever. Especially […]

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Neglected East Broadway Subway Station Won’t Receive Emergency ‘Help Point’ Kiosks for Years

Posted January 15, 2015 at 5:19 am

For some reason, the MTA seems to view the East Broadway subway station as a bastard child of sorts. The enormous subterranean station – much larger than it needs to be – is always last to upgrade and has been denied full rehabilitation. We’ve seen it before with the nearly two-year-long escalator saga, the energy expended […]

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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 […]