Subway

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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D Train Countdown Clocks Finally Operational at Grand Street Station

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s safe to say that few people ever thought this day would come… The IND subway line is slowly getting connected. New countdown clocks installed on the platforms of the Grand Street station were switched on last week with timers. Other IND subway stations like Delancey Street and East Broadway sport the technology, but the […]

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Why You Might See Emma Stone in the Bowery Subway Station Today

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:03 am

Here’s why you might be late for work today. Emma Stone will probably be filming in the Bowery subway station of the JZ line. Indeed, the actress returns to the Lower East Side to shoot scenes for the forthcoming Netflix series, Maniac, a dark-comedy that co-stars Jonah Hill. Requisite signs are posted to street furniture […]

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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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Man Killed by F Train at East Broadway Station Yesterday Afternoon

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:11 am

A man in his 20s was killed by a southbound F train at East Broadway station, according to several published reports. The man is thought to have “fallen” onto the tracks before the subway train hit and killed him shortly after 3pm. Emergency personnel pronounced the straphanger dead on arrival, FDNY officials said. This is the second […]

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‘Swipe Swindlers’ Continue to Plague Commuters at East Broadway Station

Posted April 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

The so-called swipe swindlers continue to plague the East Broadway subway station. It’s a racket that’s been ongoing for years, and probably isn’t exclusive to the Lower East Side. It goes like this… You walk downstairs to the Metrocard machine to purchase a fare, but are greeted with an “out of order” message. A group […]

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Man Attacked with Hammer After Asking for a Seat on the J Train

Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:44 am

On a northbound J train Friday night, a group of straphangers went nuts on two fellow passengers, men aged 53 and 29, when one asked if they could move over to sit down. Police said that one of the suspects became enraged and started arguing with the older victim just before he and his posse […]

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Take a Walk Through the Abandoned Bowery Subway Station [VIDEO]

Posted January 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

If you’re planning a visit to the abandoned Bowery subway station, which I am not encouraging, make sure to bring bail money and are ready to run. The city’s Vandal Squad has eyes on this NYC gem 24/7. As an alternative, check out the video below, shot in 2015 by YouTuber Urban NYC. It’s definitely […]

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Six-Story SoHo Development Spells End to Broadway-Lafayette Subway Entrance

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:19 am

That new six-story commercial development on East Houston Street just claimed its first victim. The southeasterly entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station is now closed for the duration. It won’t be reopening, presumably, until the project is complete in “mid-2018.” The rendering per owner-developer Madison Capital illustrates how the access point is incorporated into the overall […]

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