Transportation

Massive Water Main Break Flooded South Street Yesterday

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:02 am

A ruptured water main in Two Bridges flooded South Street yesterday afternoon, snarling traffic and evoking flashbacks of past storms. The water main burst beneath the street in the vicinity of 199 South Street, near Dover Street. An enormous river formed, and extended all the way to Pike Slip. Right at the base of the […]

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Onlookers Rush to Lift SUV from Atop Pedestrian on Delancey Street [VIDEO]

Last modified January 27, 2020 at 9:40 am

Did you happen to see this clip from yesterday evening? An SUV driver purportedly hit a pedestrian on the doorstep of Essex Crossing, in the intersection of Delancey and Norfolk Street. Seeing the accident unfold, several pedestrians rush to the vehicle in order to literally lift it from atop the victim. Apparently her ankle was […]

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When a Subway Fare Beater Jumps the Turnstile During a Press Conference for OMNY [VIDEO]

Posted January 9, 2020 at 5:07 am

The MTA on Tuesday held a press conference in the subway about the rollout of the OMNY payment system. During the announcement, in which new station rollout and the “5 million taps” milestone were noted, a straphanger apparently jumped the turnstile. Or, rather, sidled through. As this news footage from ABC attests, a man is […]

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CB3 to Hear Application for Another Intercity Bus Stop at Canal and Allen

Posted January 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

The timing of another intercity bus application for Canal Street couldn’t come at a worse time. Indeed, the Chinatown bus industry is back in the spotlight this week due to the horrific highway pileup in Pennsylvania Sunday morning, in which five were killed and sixty injured. Z&D Tour, whose bus hit an embankment on the […]

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Chinatown Bus Company Involved in Horrific Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash, Killing 5

Posted January 6, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Chinatown bus with a station on Canal Street was involved in a horrific traffic accident early Sunday morning in Southwest Pennsylvania that killed five and injured sixty. The interstate coach – headed to Cincinnati via the Pennsylvania Turnpike – hit an embankment, on a downhill curve in Mount Pleasant Township, about 35 miles southeast […]

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Delancey/Essex Subway Station will Get Elevator Access

Posted December 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

Sometime in the next four years, the MTA will finally introduce ADA accessibility to the Lower East Side. Well, to the most trafficked station – the Delancey/Essex stop. The IND station, where the FMJZ lines all intersect, will become ADA-compliant and receive an elevator as part of the $5.5 billion 2020-2024 capital plan. It’s one […]

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Revisiting the Last Days of the Third Avenue El [PHOTOS]

Posted December 18, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Third Avenue Elevated line officially concluded service in May 1955. It had been part of the transit equation for decades. Thereafter, the trusses and tracks were removed from the streetscape, freeing namesake Third Avenue its Bowery tributary from the shadows. During the demise, a photographer snapped several shots of the train on its final […]

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About that Mass SantaCon Subway Fare Evasion

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

Amidst the SantaCon madness this past Saturday, a gaggle of costumed activists jumped the turnstiles at the Astor Place subway station in the East Village. A video showing the mass action immediately went viral on Twitter. It was unclear at the time whether this was coordinated or just a bunch of revelers partying for SantaCon. […]

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‘Nostalgia Train’ is Back on the Rails this Holiday Season

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:07 am

All aboard! The Nostalgia Train is back. The New York Transit Museum and the MTA has again brought the festive flavor of yesteryear to the underground. The preserved 1930s R1-9 train cars are now in regular rotation every Sunday from now until New Year’s, an annual tradition on the rails since 2007. The weekend train […]

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City Council Takes Stand Against Placard Abuse In Bill Passage

Posted December 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

Parking placards be damned. Last week, City Council passed a package of bills to curb placard abuse. Sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, the legislation (Intro 932) specifies penalties for violations, including revocation of parking privileges from anyone guilty of misusing a City-issued placard more than three times or using a fraudulent placard once. In fact, […]

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