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Uber Moves A Little Closer To Public Transit's Turf

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology

Uber has said for years that it’s not here to kill public transportation. But a new uberPool promotion suggests the ride-hailing service may be inch...

Bringing Heaven to Earth Via the NYC Subway

Geri Hearne | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Geri Hearne

Because, it's right here in our physical spaces we can experience something beyond ourselves. I had an experience that showed me how opening my heart can bring me closer to heaven. Even on the New York City subway.

No One in NYC Should Be Forced to Make These Choices

The Bronx Defenders | Posted 05.18.2016 | New York
The Bronx Defenders

For many low-income New Yorkers, choosing between a meal and a MetroCard, risking arrest for jumping a turnstile or missing work, are daily dilemmas.

Michele Bachmann Trolls Hillary Clinton’s Lack Of Subway Skills

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Friday poked fun at Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for not properly swiping her MetroCard w...

Keeping Guns Out of Schools Does Not Require Metal Detectors

Alan Singer | Posted 03.25.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

Three recent gun incidents in New York City schools coupled with mass shootings in the United States and terrorist attacks in California and Europe ha...

Mind the Gap: Entering the World of Shana Corey and Chris Sickels' The Secret Subway

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.09.2016 | Books
Monica Edinger

(All sketches and images, unless otherwise indicated, credited to Red Nose Studio) Last week I was honored to premier Shana Corey and Chris Sickels'...

How the Other Half Goes to School

Alan Singer | Posted 03.03.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, written by Jacob Riis in 1890, is a classic study of poverty in the United States. ...

Book Trailer Premier: Shana Corey and Red Nose Studio's The Secret Subway

Monica Edinger | Posted 02.26.2016 | Books
Monica Edinger

The New York City subway is a unique form of transportation, an enormous system of underground trains that helps people get far and wide throughout a large and busy city.

Really? We're Sitting With the Orchestra?! Beethoven's Fifth: From the Inside Out

Jack Meyer | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Jack Meyer

On the subway after work one night, Mathilde noticed a fellow passenger carrying a violin case. "Do you play?" she asked. "Yes, I'm on my way to an ...

Building Barriers to Surmount Walls

Melanie Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Melanie Goldberg

There was a man mumbling to himself, pacing on the subway. The crowd was different at this hour, as I rushed from my 8:30 AM class, to my 10:30 AM clinic. I only had three stops on the 5 train, as it whooshed from the Union Square to the Brooklyn Bridge -- City Hall stops.

The Various, Miserable Stages Of Being Pregnant On The Subway

Kate Auletta | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Kate Auletta

There's a special place in heaven for people who can handle the New York City subway with patience and grace on a daily basis. I am not one of those people. Never have been, never will be.

An Open Letter to the Stranger Who Called Me a Girl

Paul Florez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Florez

Little background on me, you're not the first person to say I'm not a man. In fact, this isn't even the first time I've been told I look like a girl.

Summer Survival Manual II

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 08.18.2015 | New York
Claudia Zelevansky

These are very tough times, but it is my belief is that we can support each other. We can educate ourselves. So, here are some of the things that can happen to you between now and the end of summer. I hope this guide helps you through these steamy summer days.

Audrey Horwitz

'Date While You Wait' In NYC Subway Slows Down The City That Never Sleeps

HuffingtonPost.com | Audrey Horwitz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News

If you’ve spent any time at all beneath the streets of New York City, you’ve probably been an audience member (willingly or unwillingly) to some s...

Popular NYC Subway Performer Draws Hilarious Group Of Dancers At Penn Station

LittleThings | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
LittleThings

If you've ever stood on a New York City subway platform, you know that seeing a performer and a lingering crowd isn't the least bit unusual. Oftentimes you'll also be treated to an impromptu performance by a bystander (or a few), and more times than not, it's a sight to see.

The Manhattan Subway Rent Map: Where You Can't Afford to Live, By Stop

Thrillist | Posted 06.23.2015 | New York
Thrillist

Whether you want to be closer to work, or closer to awesome dim sum, finding a more convenient (but still affordable... please?) place to live is something pretty much every New Yorker considers at some point. Well, this should help you do exactly that.

The Best Date Spot Near Every Manhattan Subway Stop

Thrillist | Posted 06.10.2015 | New York
Thrillist

If you've dated in NYC, you've inevitably dealt with the pressure of choosing the spot (SO MUCH PRESSURE!). Your choices have either made you a hero, or sent you home horny and alone.

What We Should Do About Fears of Germs on the Subway

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"They're finding bubonic plague on the subway!" a friend recently said to me. "How afraid should I be?" Some subway riders are scared. The discove...

The Real Manhattan Subway Map

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Thrillist Unless you're trying to get somewhere, the Manhattan subway map is kind of garbage -- it doesn't tell you the best bar near every...

New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

Artist Uses Music To Illustrate NYC's Income Inequality Across A Single Subway Line

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

What can a New York City subway ride tell us? In the work of Brian Foo, it offers a unique way to examine income inequality across different parts of ...

The Coolest Subway Stations In The World

Thrillist | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

New Yorkers spend most of their time on the subway either stressing over train delays or wondering why the dude manspreading next to them is wearing a velour jumpsuit and eating a full plate of spaghetti. Straphangers abroad have similar woes, but with an added bonus: Many of their subway stations are actually nice to look at!

Andrew Cuomo Announces Random Ebola Drills On New York Subway

The Huffington Post | Amanda Gutterman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

If you're planning to ride the New York subway in the next few days, you may get more than you bargained for. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Thurs...

Climate Change, Superstorms And The Subway: Is New York City Prepared?

Maya Albanese | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

There is perhaps no more illustrative example of the vulnerability of low-lying subway stations in the city than the story of South Ferry. Sandy poured 15 million gallons of salt water into the station, destroying its entire power system.

What's the Harm in Subway Acrobats?

Axel Schlossberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Axel Schlossberg

Riding the subway at any point during the day reminds me that New Yorkers seldom reach out to the person next to them and spark up conversation.