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Goodbye, Hello

Stanley Ely | Posted 12.23.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Here it is that time of year again. Why don't they slow down? They don't slow down; they speed up. I'm one who takes account of a year that is ending. This year I recorded several goodbyes and, happily, a few hellos.

Biting the Big Apple: A Tour of Manhattan's Street Cuisine

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If you want to know New York, get to know its street cuisine. I learned it early. Growing up in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, I would get a lunch of two hot dogs in steam-soft rolls from the guy who set up his stainless-steel pushcart on the corner of 17th Street every morning, rain or shine, Saturdays and holidays, summer-fall-winter-spring.

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

LittleThings | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York

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.

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

13 Metro Stations That Put Your Commute To Shame

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel

While cities may look different from each other at ground level, they're way different once you get underground. It's mind-boggling to imagine you...

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.17.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It is likely that these services will just exacerbate the differences that already exist in the quality of public transit in different areas. The localities that invested and ran their systems well won't be as impacted. In the areas where frustration is higher, the problems will surely become worse when revenues and ridership decline.

This Is What Your Commute Would Look Like On The World's Major Subways

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel

Commuting is rough. Your current options may include losing 90 hours of your life to road traffic every year, or dealing with less-than-reliable subwa...

L.A. Woman On New Year's Eve

Chef Rossi | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
Chef Rossi

We are talking about multi-taskers zipping down La Cienega Boulevard, sipping soy cappuccinos, admiring their facelifts in the rear-view mirror, texting their yoga guru and reading notes for a screenplay.

LISTEN: James Murphy's Fight To Have Music In NYC Subway Turnstiles

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

James Murphy, the former LCD Soundsystem frontman, has been fighting losing battle for 14 years with the City of New York to install music in the city...

PHOTOS: Creepy Photos Of Abandoned Subways | Posted 12.13.2013 | Travel

In 1899, Illinois Telephone and Telegraph laid narrow-gauge railway in underground tunnels to help it excavate the tunnels and install telephone cable...

Strangers on a Train

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

It's sad, crazy and ridiculous at the same time, like something Larry David would come up with for a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode.

PHOTOS: Your Favorite Subway Stops

Posted 02.22.2013 | Travel

We wouldn't mind commuting through these.

WATCH: Cutest PSA Ever?

Posted 11.16.2012 | Comedy

Well, this is definitely the most precious way to convey the message, "Don't stand in front of a train, idiot." Australian Metro put out this twee-...

Should Flood Survivors of Hurricane Sandy Relocate?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Fifty-five percent of the nation's population lives in counties protected by levees. The time has come to admit that one-size-fits-all flood protection will not adequately protect the regions with the most people, property and infrastructure.

Janell Ross

Limited NYC Subways, Tunnels Become Operational Following Hurricane Sandy | Janell Ross | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York

Several New York City subway lines will resume partial operations Thursday morning at 6 a.m. EDT and vehicle access to Manhattan will largely be restr...

Janell Ross

New York Feels Hurricane Sandy Impact In Its Subways, Bridges, Tunnels | Janell Ross | Posted 10.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two days after New York City closed its subway system in the face of Hurricane Sandy, swarms of New Yorkers made their way over the Queens...

Abe Lincoln Has More Bad Luck On The Subway

Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy

With the subways closed until further notice, who knows how many Abe Lincolns are getting assassinated? (Previously.) (via BuzzFeed)...

PHOTOS: Subway Maps As Art

Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel

Cayla Ferari and John Breznicky were just looking for a way to decorate the walls on their New York apartment. Cayla, a graphic designer, had creat...

On NYC Subways, It's Kids' Breakfasts Vs. Rats

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Bettina Elias Siegel

When Joseph Lhota served as Rudolph Giuliani's deputy mayor he was so active in combatting the city's rodent problem that Giuliani christened him the "rat czar." So why is he now opposed to an eating ban on the subway?

PHOTOS: The 10 Coolest Subways Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.06.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Subways aren't just a means of getting from point A to point B. The dark nether regions that swallow millions of people daily are often bright and creative spaces to be explored.

In The Public Interest : House Transportation Bills Strikes First as Tragedy, Then as Dangerous Farce

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The agenda for transportation advanced by the House this week flies directly in the face of clear trends in how Americans are choosing to travel.

PHOTOS: The 15 Most Beautiful Subway Stops In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Lavish, old subway stops in allow passengers to travel back in time as they walk long corridors filled with antique chandeliers and other decadent embellishments.

Underground In Washington, D.C.

Sam Wolson | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC
Sam Wolson

Subways are spaces that are often overlooked. Stowed away beneath the ground, these transportation networks can be isolating, foreign and surreal.

Cuomo Names Lhota, Former Giuliani Aide, To Be New MTA Chair

Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

Governor Cuomo nominated Joseph Lhota, a former deputy mayor and budget director under Mayor Giuliani, to serve as the new MTA chairman on Thursday. ...

Cellphone Service Arrives At 6 NYC Subway Stations

Posted 11.27.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers won't be able to go underground to escape calls from the boss much longer — the Metropolitan Transportation Authority ...