Subway

Delancey Subway Station Loses its Newsstand

Posted November 4, 2020 at 5:04 am

With ridership at historically low levels on the subway, the station mini-marts that feed off such traffic are likewise suffering. The MTA told The City publication this fall that 35 of the 215 subterranean retail spaces in the subway — more than 16% of all storefronts in the system — have gone out of business since […]

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See the Subways with the MTA’s Live Subway Map

Posted October 28, 2020 at 5:04 am

It’s been a long time coming, but the MTA map is finally going digital. Now officially in beta, the MTA’s “Live Subway Map” is a dynamic interface showing real time train locations, arrival times, and service alerts, among other pertinent info for New York denizens. And it arrives at a time when subway ridership numbers […]

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Subway Tribute to Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg

Posted September 21, 2020 at 5:07 am

Less than 24 hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, the street memorials started popping up around the city. Indeed, the artist largely known for manipulating city-issued signage (e.g. Aretha Franklin) struck again Saturday afternoon with a tribute to the late justice. This time, at the 50th Street subway station on the Eighth […]

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Art

Woman Harasses Straphanger in Anti-Asian Attack at Delancey Street Station

Last modified May 18, 2020 at 12:02 pm

A woman is wanted for harassing a fellow straphanger during the Friday morning commute, and threatening her with anti-Asian sentiments, police said. The incident took place on the F train at 7:45am, just outside the Delancey Street/Essex Street subway station. The victim herself filmed the harassment in real time, showing the attacker cursing and slapping. […]

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Subway Ridership Drops 90% During COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted April 23, 2020 at 5:04 am

In just over a month, ridership on the city’s subways precipitously dropped to levels unseen in decades. Prognosticators are quick to note how the city’s storied transit system rebounded from the 1970s and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, yet meets its match with the COVID-19 shutdown. Ridership is down a whopping 90%. Last Thursday, the subway […]

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Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Posted April 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]

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Metrocard Vending Machines are Always Broken at East Broadway Station

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:04 am

Scamming and hooliganism inside the East Broadway subway station remains a chronic problem. Especially the so-called “swipe swindling” that doesn’t seem to fade. A reader pointed out that the Metrocard vending machines were compromised again last week just one day after being fixed. Apparently the kiosks were repaired on Wednesday, and broken again Thursday. Seems […]

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F Train Subway Tunnel to Undergo $100M Sandy-Related Repairs Next Year

Posted February 27, 2020 at 5:14 am

F train riders, get ready for a shutdown. The Rutgers Tube, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan beneath the East River, took on 1.5 million gallons of saltwater during the Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and is next in line for repair. According to a report in The City, undergo at least $100 million worth of […]

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‘Kobe and Gigi Bryant Park’ Makeshift Memorial in the Subway

Posted January 29, 2020 at 5:07 am

The subway tributes to fallen basketball all-star Kobe Bryant continue apace. Monday saw the arrival of “Kobe” tapes above a Bryant Park station marker. (Similar subway nods included Aretha Franklin following her death in 2018.) Yesterday afternoon, the gentleman in this photo taped a bouquet of flowers to one of the load-bearing columns in the […]

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Streets

‘Station to Station’ David Bowie Tribute Appears at Broadway-Lafayette Subway Stop

Last modified January 10, 2020 at 9:49 am

It was four years ago today that we lost David Bowie. The pop-star chameleon passed away in 2016 after a secret eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. He died just two days after turning 69, and delivering a swan-song record called Blackstar. Now, the subway station one block from his old residence sports a streetside tribute. Someone […]

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