Transportation

East Broadway Subway Tiles Free of Disgusting Deposits

Posted January 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

Down in the bowels of the East Broadway subway station, those hideous wall monsters are now a thing of the past. For years, the tunnel tiling devolved into a complete mess. Conditions were ripe for the formation of brown, slug-like deposits that grew ever larger by the week. Until this month, coincidentally the 85th anniversary […]

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The MTA’s Embarrassing ‘Dealncey’ Spelling Error

Posted January 7, 2021 at 5:07 am

This is a Queens-bound M train, the next stop is learning how to spell. An eagle-eyed observer riding the M train this week noticed that the Delancey Street/Essex Street station was completely misspelled. The embarrassing error – scrolling the onboard announcement display – read as “Dealncey.” How does this slip through? Misspellings of Delancey are […]

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GNR’s Slash Pushes City to Rename St. Mark’s Block After Jimmy Webb

Posted December 29, 2020 at 5:00 am

Famed Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash just elevated the petition to rename part of St. Mark’s Place after his late friend, Jimmy Webb. The lead axe-man endorsed the memorial designation in a post to Instagram last week. “How Monumental Would This Be!? Jimmy Left His Mark On St Marks!!! What a Way To Honor An […]

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Delancey Subway Station Loses its Newsstand

Posted November 4, 2020 at 5:04 am

With ridership at historically low levels on the subway, the station mini-marts that feed off such traffic are likewise suffering. The MTA told The City publication this fall that 35 of the 215 subterranean retail spaces in the subway — more than 16% of all storefronts in the system — have gone out of business since […]

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See the Subways with the MTA’s Live Subway Map

Posted October 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

It’s been a long time coming, but the MTA map is finally going digital. Now officially in beta, the MTA’s “Live Subway Map” is a dynamic interface showing real time train locations, arrival times, and service alerts, among other pertinent info for New York denizens. And it arrives at a time when subway ridership numbers […]

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Swapping those Disgusting Subway Tiles at East Broadway Station

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

The oft-neglected East Broadway subway station is getting something of a facelift. No more wall-sucking sludge monsters. Indeed, for years these shit-brown deposits subsisted on the subway wall tiles. Growing bigger with each passing year. But now, some much-needed attention. As part of the renovation plan of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rutgers Tube – which connects […]

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Neighbors Petition to Co-Name Part of St. Mark’s Place for Late Punk Icon Jimmy Webb

Posted October 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

If neighbors are successful, a section of St. Mark’s Place will be named for the late Jimmy Webb. There is a grassroots campaign afoot to co-name the corner for the neighborhood stalwart. Webb spent two decades on this block working for Trash & Vaudeville, before departing to create I Need More on Orchard Street. The […]

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Night and Weekend Work on F Train Tunnel Rehab to Begin on Monday

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

The MTA next Monday will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Rutgers Tube, a subway tunnel under the East River that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy eight years ago. The long-awaited repairs include track replacement, signal equipment, cabling, tunnel lights, and new pumps. The MTA is also installing a backup generator connected to the […]

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Chinatown Street Sweepers Get Boost from Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:10 am

With street sweepers at a near standstill citywide these days, a group of volunteers continues to keep Chinatown clean. On their own dime. As previously reported, Chinatown activist Karlin Chan organized a weekly weekend gathering to remove litter and literally scrub down the grimy streets with brooms. Wiping away the garbage truck slime and greasy […]

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BMW Burns in Fiery Chinatown Inferno [VIDEO]

Posted September 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Friday evening, a parked car in Chinatown erupted in flames, emitting plumes of dark smoke into the Lower East Side sky. The vehicle – a silver BMW sedan – was parked outside 114 Madison Street (near Market Street) when the fire happened. There were a few loud explosions, which were most likely the tires popping. […]

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