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Subway Shover Sentenced To 15 Years

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A restaurant cook convicted of shoving a stranger into the side of an oncoming New York City subway train has been sentenced to 15 years ...

Teens Push Old Man Onto Train Tracks During Theft

Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

An iPhone theft on the subway Friday resulted in an 81-year-old man being thrown onto the tracks, The New York Daily News reports. The old man was ...

Sentenced To 225 Years In Prison

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Already serving 200 years in prison for killing four people in a bloody rampage, Maksim Gelman grinned on his way into court Wednesda...

Subway Eating Ban Does Not Have Support Of MTA Chief (POLL)

Posted 02.15.2012 | New York

MTA chief Joseph Lhota does not support State Senator Bill Perkin's bill in Albany to ban eating on the subway--and may not be a fan of the Senator hi...

Dad Of Subway Bomb Plotter Sentenced To 4 1/2 Years

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The father of an admitted terrorist was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of destroying evidence and lying ...

WATCH: Everyone Thinks This Subway Wedding Is Real

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

This is believable for the first few minutes, even eliciting warm feelings and an "Only in New York"-type of pride. Awww, you think, what a beautiful ...

WATCH: Man Sells Puppies Out Of Bag On The Train

Posted 02.01.2012 | New York

There's something sketchy about selling puppies out of a bag while on the train (we've contacted the ASCPA for comment and will update when we hear ba...

WATCH: Ridiculously Moving Subway Performance Of 'Someone Like You'

Posted 02.01.2012 | New York

Today in beautiful subway performances, we give you this: a man's moving rendition of Adele's "Someone Like You" on the platform at 86th Street. Ev...

Leave Those Kids Alone

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Parents
Brian D. Cohen

A lesson I learned early on as an art teacher is that the artwork your students make is not your own creation, not in the way the work you yourself create as an artist is.

An Opossum Rode The D Train Last Week

Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

A surly straphanger curled up underneath a seat caused a Bronx-bound D train to be evacuated early Friday morning. The New York Times reports an o...

Transit Workers And MTA Still Working It Out

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City transit workers say they'll continue working even though their contract has expired. Spokesman Jim Gannon of Transport Work...

Nighttrain Closure Mayhem Begins Tonight On 4,5, And 6

Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

Well, we knew this day would come. Starting tonight, a winter of weeknight subway closures is upon us as the MTA attempts, in a series of fell swoops,...

My Near Death, I mean, Near Crazy Subway Experience

Yvahn Martin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

There he stood, clearly out of his mind. Stark images recalled from Barry Michael Cooper's essay "Requiem for the Zooted" made me speculate whether or not he was the modern day legacy of that tumultuous NYC combo of the 70′s.

Matt Sledge

Andrew Cuomo's 'Public-Private Partnerships' Can't Save The MTA, Advocates Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a $320-million reduction in the downstate payroll tax on Monday, the MTA, which runs New York City's sub...

WATCH: Keanu Reeves Give Up Subway Seat To Woman

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

There's sad Keanu, there's happy Keanu and now, gentleman Keanu? The top post on Reddit this Friday is a video of Keanu Reeves kindly giving up his...

WATCH: Karma Hits Subway Passenger In Groin

Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

With all the subway's fights, flashers, idiot surfers and "well-educated" passengers, it's nice to see a video of a straphanger just taking one in the...

Undercover Cops Pretend To Be Drunk, Asleep On Trains

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Subway crime in New York City is up 16.6 percent from last year thanks in large part to thieves' penchant for iPhones, iPods and iPads. As of August, ...

Finally! Subways To Start Limited Cell Phone Service Next Week

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

New York subways are about to receive a whole new dose of chatter, as six stations will be equipped with cell phone service by Tuesday next week. If y...

Transit Workers: Budget Cuts Causing A Rat Epidemic

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

MTA workers protested Wednesday in front of Jamaica Central Terminal demanding that the city address what they say is a terrible rodent problem in the...

WATCH: Man Attemps To Hijack Train With Screwdriver

Posted 09.25.2011 | New York

A man armed with a screwdriver is suspected of attempting on Friday to take over the 5 train after he climbed through an open window and tried to stab...

Wi-Fi Coming To New York City Subways

| Kareem Johnson | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York

CHELSEA -- Straphangers eager to stay in touch with the outside world while traveling underground will soon be able to surf the web at four Chelsea st...

On the NYC Subways, I Don't Stand for Children

Paul LaRosa | Posted 09.19.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

I've noticed a troubling trend -- more and more adults jumping up for school-aged children as if the kids deserve a seat merely because they are kids.

New York Subway Bomb Plotters Questioned In Norway

AP | By BJOERN H. AMLAND and KARL RITTER | Posted 08.21.2011 | World

OSLO, Norway -- Security officials investigating a terror plot in Norway will seek testimony in New York this week from three American al-Qaida recrui...

Michael McLaughlin

Keep Your Filthy Hands Off The Subway: Will Tomorrow's Commuters Wear Plastic Mitts? | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Step into a New York City subway and it can seem like you're witnessing biological warfare. Riders cough and sneeze all over the place, nauseating sme...

Contest Seeks Photos That Show Best And Worst Of NYC Subways, Buses

Posted 07.17.2011 | New York

Any New York commuter knows our subway and buses can be the setting for things both disgusting and beautiful. And with that in mind the NYPIRG Str...