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10 Ways To Convince Yourself You Still Love New York

Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.12.2012 | New York
Lucas Kavner

For every beautiful thing that happens in this city -- and there are many -- at least a few things a day make you question what you're doing living in the steaming pile of disease that is the Big Apple.

OH NO: Rat Scratches Woman On The Subway

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

It's official -- the unthinkable happened. A female straphanger was scratched by a rat at the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station on Friday...

Good News For L Train Riders!

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

Good news for L train straphangers! The MTA is keeping their promise to combat the line's notorious overcrowding. Starting Sunday, the MTA will add...

The Law of the Subway

Joseph Rauch | Posted 07.14.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I thought the MTA regulations of prohibiting soliciting on the subway were harsh until recently.

Man Convicted In NYC Subway Bomb Plot

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — In what authorities called the most serious terror threat since the Sept. 11 attacks, a New York City man was convicted Tuesday of pl...

(More) Reasons to Leave New York

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 06.27.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

To thrive in New York is to embrace uncertainty, enjoy ridiculousness, revel in treachery and find exhilaration every second of every day.

A Cure For Bad Subway Behavior: 'Don't Be A F*cking Asshole'

Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

New York may take the crown as America's rudest city, but a new campaign is aiming to kick our bad manners to the curb with an equally rude, blunt ser...

Kickstarting a New Business Idea

Gabriela Gutierrez | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Gabriela Gutierrez

The only thing scarier than showing something you're working on to your friends, the people who know everything about you and still love you, is to present your projects for scrutiny to complete strangers. This is especially true in New York City.

A Pit (Bull) Stop on the Subway

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.17.2012 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I've just been reminded of why I love this crazy, remarkable city. Because every time I think I've seen it all, it shows me something new, something I've never seen before, something I never could have dreamed of in a million years.

LOOK: Subway Ad Discourages Giving Your Seat To Pregnant Red Sox Fans

Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

We love a good sports rivalry (and seriously, Red Sox suck) but the folks over at WFAN may have taken it too far this time. A new subway ad from ...

James Murphy Wants To Make Turnstiles A Musical Experience

Posted 04.10.2012 | New York

Love New York, but beeping subway turnstiles bringing you down? James Murphy, formerly of LCD Soundsystem, would like to change that. Murphy recent...

HOW Many Rides Did The Subways See In 2011?

Posted 04.10.2012 | New York

The MTA released new figures detailing subway ridership is on the rise (again), climbing to a staggering grand total of 1,640,434,672 rides in 2011. ...

MTA: C Line Getting A Big Makeover

Posted 05.27.2012 | New York

Some of the city's oldest subway cars clogging the C line are heading towards retirement, as the MTA is expected to approve the purchase of 300 new ca...

WATCH: Improv Everywhere Surprises Subway Riders

Posted 03.19.2012 | Comedy

For their latest mission, Improv Everywhere set out to Astoria, Queens to surprise some unsuspecting subway riders with an impromptu sleeper car. S...

Report Shows Second Avenue Subway Is, In Fact, Producing Toxic Dust

Posted 03.19.2012 | New York

Despite the MTA's reassurance that their construction to build the Second Avenue Subway is not killing nearby residents, a new report reveals the site...

Creative Ideas for NYC Transportation

Tom Allon | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Voters will and should hold a mayor's feet to the fire on mass transit. Our commerce, in fact our entire citizenry, benefits from mass transit.

Subway Riders May Be $1000 Richer

Posted 03.12.2012 | New York

City commuters plagued by routine fare hikes may finally be receiving some well-deserved cash relief with lawmakers considering a tax break for mass ...

How Could N.Y.'s Subway Become Like D.C.'s Metro?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It would be hard to disagree with noted food writer Annia Ciezadlo, who thinks New York City should not arrest 12-year-old girls who eat...

LOOK: What MTA's 'Fastracking' Looks Like

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Earlier this year, the MTA began its first round of weeknight shutdowns to accommodate repairs and construction for its Fastrack plan. While many groa...

PHOTOS: Hot Straphangers

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Contrary to the annual No Pants Subway Ride where a Metrocard swipe gets you a front row seat to a straphanger's tush, some attractive (clothed) New Y...

LOOK: Buy The MTA's Old Stuff!

Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

Hoping to spruce up your digs with some one-of-a-kind items? Look no further than the MTA to add a bit of retro stylings with the agency's Memorabilia...

An Underworld Below Your Subway Seat

Emma Orlow | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Emma Orlow

Would you believe me if I told you there are hundreds of people living below New York City? The idea of mole people is depicted as mythical in pop culture, but they're as far from fantasy as can be.

MTA Strikes Again: Late Night Shutdowns For 1, 2, 3 Trains

Posted 02.13.2012 | New York

The MTA's "Fastrack" plan is at it again and striking down on late night commuters aboard 1, 2, and 3 trains this week. Straphangers will need to pla...

Janell Ross

Bus, Train Ads Aim To Rescue Ailing Transit Budgets | Janell Ross | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

Faced with the clashing imperatives of protecting public health and preserving the fiscal well-being of public transportation, Boston transit official...

Peeling Paint Is Making Our Subways Look Ugly

Posted 02.02.2012 | New York

Ugly indeed! A survey conducted by the Straphangers Campaign has uncovered a wide range of conditions that include 79 percent of platforms found with ...