Subway

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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MTA Hosts Another L-Train Shutdown Town Hall Amidst 14th Street Devastation

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:02 am

With Canarsie Tunnel rehab poised to deadlock East 14th Street, and already a complete bottleneck, the MTA is really starting to hear it from the locals. An attempt to assuage the populace is underway, as the city tonight hosts a town hall related to the impending doom. Polly Trottenberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner, and Andy […]

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More Drilling on Forsyth Street Ahead of Proposed Subway ‘Ventilation Plant’

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Another Davey Drill was spotted on Forsyth Street last week (above Delancey), but as before, it’s not related to the controversial Rivington House condo conversion. But rather, an infrastructure project by the MTA. Indeed, the transit agency remains committed, despite prior community opposition, to constructing a new subway ventilation plant beneath Forsyth Street. Installing this […]

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MTA Adds Permanent ‘Respect’ Tribute to Aretha Franklin in Subway Stations

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:08 am

The MTA apparently liked the Aretha Franklin subway tribute so much, that it’s now created its own. Subway stops on Franklin Street in Manhattan and Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn boast a new “Respect” sign affixed to the tiling. As first reported on Bowery Boogie last month, an anonymous street artist made international headlines for the […]

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MTA: Debris Removal for Damaged Canarsie Subway Tunnel will Happen on Congested 14th Street

Last modified September 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Between the L Train Shutdown and development along East 14th Street, the whole area is a battered construction zone. The MTA began working on the Avenue B electrical substation and the purported Avenue A exit for the new 1st Avenue L station in September 2017. Since then, residents of Stuyvesant Town and across 14th Street have […]

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The Aretha Franklin Subway Tribute at Franklin Street Station [PHOTOS]

Last modified August 15, 2018 at 11:52 am

The Queen of Soul is getting a proper tribute in the city’s subway system. As Aretha Franklin ails in hospice at her Detroit home, someone spent time renaming Franklin Street station in Tribeca, paying tribute and sending well wishes. Wheat-pasted messages in the stairwells read, “Say a little prayer for Aretha” and “Aretha Makes Me […]

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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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