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The Forgotten Man Behind the New York City Subway

Doug Most | Posted 04.02.2014 | New York
Doug Most

He kept his vital role in the subway a tight secret that he took to his grave. Credit, all of it deserved, has long gone to the men who designed, built and financed it.

Riding the Subway in NYC Is a Trip in More Ways Than One

Sarah Fader | Posted 03.27.2014 | New York
Sarah Fader

I'm a native New Yorker. I was born in 1979 and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I grew up taking the 1 train at 86th Street. I started rel...

This Could Make Your Subway Ride Way Easier

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

Navigating the New York City subway system can be as painful as passing a kidney stone. But the Metro Transportation Authority, the city's public tran...

Subway Shenanigans

Jena Kingsley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

Watch what happens when I surprise some unsuspecting subway riders and give them a commute they will never forget! ...

In Search of Government Competence

Rob Taub | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Rob Taub

There are many annoying things about the NYC subway system, but the most maddening for me is the signage indicating when the next train will arrive. ...

The Subway Ride of the Vanities...

Paul LaRosa | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Paul LaRosa

One of the more curious sights on the NYC subway is the seemingly endless parade of women who, upon getting a seat, proceed to put on their "face" in ...

8 Emotions the NYC Subway Makes Me Feel in the Middle of Winter

Frank Michael | Posted 03.12.2014 | New York
Frank Michael

Let's be honest, January in NYC is like single life after 35; cold and dark with absolutely nothing to look forward to. In my opinion, there is no place colder or darker than the NYC subway in the middle of winter.

Train Delayed? The MTA Will Write You A Late Pass

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

Subway delays-- whether caused by signal malfunctions, train traffic, or a sick passenger-- are New Yorkers' most common excuse for running behind sch...

If You Ride The Subway, You'll Love This

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy

If you live in New York or anywhere with a subway and the words "it's showtime" give you an involuntary panic, you'll love this this "Saturday Night L...

Why The 'Sleeping Stranger Subway Picture' Matters

Elad Nehorai | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elad Nehorai

Why does that image resonate with so many people? Because almost all of us have been in some sort of similar circumstance.2013-11-07-ScreenShot20131107at5.52.02PM.png

The New York City Subway Is The Absolute Best Invention On Our Planet

Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Suzy Strutner

I'm 22 years old and new to New York. I moved here from L.A. 53 days ago. During this time, I have fallen truly, madly and deeply in love with the New York City Subway. When we're on the New York City Subway, everyone will be together. For better or for worse, in sickness and in health.

NYPD Scouring Subway For Missing 14-Year-Old With Autism

Posted 10.08.2013 | New York

Police have been frantically combing the city's subway tunnels in search of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy who has autism and is mute. Accordin...

How I Learned to Relax and Enjoy the Ride

Kyle McMahon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

My worst fear about that situation had come and gone without a hitch. I had built all of that fear and anxiety up for nothing. I had told myself that disaster was just a squeaky wheel away and completely missed the opportunity to relax and enjoy the ride as Andrew had.

NYC Subway Cleaner Catches Mugger, Redefines Everyday Hero

Posted 09.25.2013 | Good News

A New York City subway cleaner says she was just doing her job, but we're pretty sure "catching criminals" was not an MTA requirement. Nevertheles...

WATCH: What Was It Like To Ride The Subway In 1905?

Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts

Basically, fewer rats, less graffiti, more top hats. This 1905 short gem, which we spotted on Peta Pixel, was captured less than a year after the ...

Beat the Heat. (No, Really, Please Beat It.)

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Claudia Zelevansky

The city in the summer is a special case. If you have ever spent more than 30 seconds on a subway platform during rush hour in August, you will know of what I speak.

It's Time to Address New York's Growing Gridlock

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Today, congestion is costing the New York region more than $13 billion a year in lost productivity from time spent in traffic jams, wasted fuel, higher operating costs, and vehicle maintenance.

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The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.29.2013 | New York

Rejoice, surfers and Rockaway residents! The MTA will resume regular A train subway service to the Rockaways, which was suspended after the line was d...

A Tourist's Guide to the New York City Subway System, or How Not To Be A D**K

Kyle Shamberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
Kyle Shamberg

The best approach is to stare blankly straight ahead at a fixed point roughly 10-12 inches above the other passengers' heads. If you're feeling slightly more adventurous -- after all, you are on vacation -- you can always pretend to read one of the text-heavy advertisements over and over.

A 24 Hour New York City Subway Ride

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 06.24.2013 | New York
Thomas A. Shakely

Where I'm heading is everywhere and, well, nowhere. I'm started what on Twitter I'll call #24onMTA, and in real life describe as an experience in endurance. I'm riding the New York City subway for 24 hours straight, with no plan other than to just go.

Top 5 Videos of the Week: Presented by UCB Comedy

UCB Comedy | Posted 06.01.2013 | Comedy
UCB Comedy

It is not, the "United Christians Brigade," as my mother calls it. Close, but not quite. The Upright Citizens Brigade is the ultimate hub of comedic talent, a religion for some, and a cult classic for the young at heart.

The Subway Map Of The Future Is -- A Touchscreen?

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 03.21.2013 | Technology

The subway map of the future may be a touchscreen -- but after a week, we bet it won't be pretty. In September 2011, the MTA installed high-tech t...

Smelling the New York City Roses

Simi Lichtman | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York
Simi Lichtman

Today, I did the New York City equivalent of stopping to smell the roses: I stopped to listen to the train station musicians. I had 20 minutes until my train, and there were a couple of men sitting in Penn station playing beautiful music.

Hate the Fare Hike? Act Now to Stop Another in 2015

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

None of these solutions are going to be easy wins, and none of them are going to be complete fixes. But we can't scapegoat the honest salaries and earned benefits of hardworking people.

Gay NYC Subway Passenger Who Confronted Homophobic Preacher Speaks Out

Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices

The gay New York subway passenger who became a viral sensation after footage of him standing up to a preacher spewing a homophobic rant says he initia...