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Digital Subway Swipe Scanners Spotted at Broadway–Lafayette Station

Last modified April 4, 2019 at 2:42 pm

The future is now. MetroCard swipes are gradually transitioning to contactless paying, twenty-five years after the former was first introduced. We spotted the addition of Cubic-branded digital readers mounted to turnstiles in the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. Not yet ready for primetime, though, with a “coming soon” teaser message. EV Grieve also noted the arrival of […]

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Could the Empty Newsstand at 2nd Avenue F Station Become Vending Machine?

Posted March 28, 2019 at 5:03 am

The newsstand nestled on the mezzanine level of the 2nd Avenue F station is dark. Shutters are drawn, as the last operator apparently went out of business months ago. Now, the MTA seeks another newsstand vendor to helm the spot, situated on the Allen Street entrance of the subway stop. A torn poster advertises “retail […]

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Report: New Year’s Day Stabbing at Delancey Subway Station

Posted January 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

Police are after a group of perps wanted in connection with a stabbing inside the Delancey Street-Essex Street subway station on New Year’s Day. A man was reportedly stabbed in the back at 6am yesterday morning, when approached by a gang of about ten people, according to published reports. The assailants then fled the scene. […]

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Outnumbered Cop Fights off Violent Homeless Men on East Broadway Subway Platform [VIDEO]

Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, a report surfaced ranking the East Broadway subway station the twelfth most dangerous in the citywide system. Here’s another example of why. Sunday evening at around 10:00pm, a lone police officer fought off a group of hostile homeless men down on the narrow subway platform. Using a billy-club for deterrence, the outnumbered […]

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Google Maps Thinks the E Train Stops at 2nd Avenue Station

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

Someone tell the cartography wizards at Google Maps that the E train does not stop on the Lower East Side. The map shows that the 2nd Avenue Subway station services both the E and F, when in reality it’s just the latter.  Such inconsistencies are common, of course. All the map applications have made egregious […]

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Breaking: Person Struck by Subway at East Broadway [Updated]

Last modified March 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

Shortly after 12pm, a man walking through the tunnel at the East Broadway station was struck by a northbound train. Emergency personnel responded, and quickly shut off electricity to the station to extricate the 31-year-old victim from the tracks. The man was carted away on a stretcher and taken to Bellevue Hospital with a deep cut […]

Countdown Clocks Now Active at East Broadway Subway Station

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:11 am

No more standing around for fifteen minutes wondering when the next F train will arrive at the East Broadway station. Now, you’ll still stand around, but at least you’ll know. That’s right, those newfangled countdown clocks above the subway platform are operational. Took long enough, though. The city first installed the technology in this subway […]

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Subway Countdown Clocks Arrive at East Broadway Station (But Aren’t on Yet)

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:05 am

It’s almost here… Countdown clocks just arrived at the East Broadway subway station. The highly anticipated new equipment was installed above the platform within the last couple weeks, but not yet activated. This move, while expected, will certainly be a welcomed relief to beleaguered F train riders. MTA Chairman Joe Lhota previously commited to the […]

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‘Guardian Angels’ Chip in to Help Find ‘Subway Shover’ Suspect

Posted August 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

It was a fear of many a straphanger that came true on Tuesday night at the Second Avenue subway station. Forty-nine-year-old Kamala Shrestha was standing on the northbound F train platform after a day’s work at Think Pink Nails salon, when an unidentified man approached from behind and shoved her onto the tracks. Were it […]

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Woman Shoved onto Subway Tracks at 2nd Avenue F Station Last Night

Posted August 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

Police are currently chasing a suspect for pushing a female straphanger onto the tracks at the 2nd Avenue F subway station last night. According to published reports, the 49-year-old woman was shoved onto the tracks from the northbound platform. Luckily no oncoming trains approached the station at the time of the incident. Good Samaritans nearby […]

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