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My Very First -- But Not My Last -- No-Pants Subway Ride 2014 (VIDEO)

Sandi Bachom | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

"Welcome to the 13th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. This is for participants only, if you didn't come here to take off your pants... you're in the w...

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.

WATCH: Dreamy Portrait Of NYC Subway Passengers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

Like Walker Evans and Stanley Kubrick (see photos below) before her, photographer/filmmaker Rebecca Davis takes voyeuristic photographs of New York Ci...

Journalist Witnesses Man Rescue Man From Subway Train

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers do care: A fellow rider helped a man who wound up on the subway tracks. It occurred days after another man was pushed to his ...

Straphangers Will Have to Wait Years for More Subway Countdown Clocks

DNAinfo | Posted 10.25.2012 | New York

CITY HALL — The MTA’s new subway countdown clocks are on pause. While straphangers who ride the system’s numbered lines have known when the n...

PHOTOS: Meet The 'Miss Subways' Of NYC

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — It was an ad campaign conceived as eye candy to bring attention to other advertisements in New York's transit system. But the "Meet M...

Straphangers Warn Of Tripping Hazard On 168th Street A Platform

DNAinfo | Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — An uprooted object resembling a wire along the edge of the subway platform at the 168th Street station along the A train has g...

Tales From the Underground

Anna Hiatt | Posted 10.13.2012 | New York
Anna Hiatt

Whether you love the underground tunnels or find them claustrophobic, chances are you need to take them to get from point A to point B.

PHOTOS: What New Yorkers Are Reading On The Subway

Posted 07.16.2012 | New York

Ever wonder what books your fellow straphangers are reading ? Meet the "Underground New York Public LIbrary," a photo blog that catalogues riders'...

Return of the Straphanger Nation

Taras Grescoe | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Taras Grescoe

We are all straphangers now and then: just people trying to share, and get around in, that greatest of all human creations, the city.

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...

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 ...

The Subway Is Making You Sick

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Sadly, this will not surprise you. A new British study found that riding the subway greatly increases your risk of respiratory infections. From The ...