Subway

Good Lucking Nabbing those Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCards

Posted April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of the sprawling David Bowie mini-exhibit inside Broadway-Lafayette subway station, straphangers (and collectors) can now purchase limited edition MetroCards emblazoned with the icon. The new cards apparently run $6.50, as there is a two-ride minimum (includes $1 new card fee), and are available from the dispensers and station agents. While supplies last, of […]

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The David Bowie Takeover of Broadway-Lafayette Station (and Return of ‘David Bowery’)

Last modified April 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm

On his old turf, a massive advertising undertaking celebrating the life of David Bowie. Mere yards from his former residence, his likeness looms large. Both at street level and beneath. An enormous advert above the Broadway-Lafayette subway station – sponsored by Spotify – promotes the new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (i.e. David Bowie is”). […]

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Uncapped: Piecing Together Golden Era Trains

Posted April 11, 2018 at 5:06 am

Back in the day, photographing graffiti-sheathed subway trains in their full glory was a rarity, save for the infamous shots snapped by Martha Cooper, John Conn, or Henry Chalfant. Every now and again you run into (thanks, in part, to social media) a person whose passion is to do what they did, yet comes up short […]

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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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Streets

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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