Tag Archives: subway

Terror Attack On London Tube, 18 Minor Injuries

The New York Times reports: Britain was hit by another terrorist attack on Friday morning, when a crude device exploded on a crowded London Underground train, injuring several commuters, sowing panic, disrupting service and drawing a heavy response from armed police officers and emergency workers. The explosion occurred at 8:20 a.m. on a District Line train as it left the ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cuomo Pitches Congestion Charges For Manhattan In Bid To Fund Crumbling Subway

Oh look. Other news. The New York Times reports: A decade ago, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York offered a plan to ease traffic in Manhattan and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to improve the city’s aging infrastructure. Drivers would be charged $8 to enter the most congested parts of Manhattan during peak commuting hours. The plan was ...

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Porn Site Offers To Sponsor NYC Subway Station

Fortune reports: A company whose business is all about pleasure says it wants to help with New York City’s train pain. Porn streaming site RedTube has offered to take Gov. Andrew Cuomo up on his idea to sell naming rights to subway stations. The governor, who really should have seen this sort of thing coming, first floated the idea of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor Bill De Blasio To Pitch Tax On Wealthy For Repairs To Crumbling Subway System

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio will propose a tax on the rich to fund fixes to the problem-plagued subway system. The tax on wealthy New Yorkers, which requires approval in Albany, would generate nearly $800 million a year for the MTA — including cash for subway fixes and upgrades like new signals, subway cars, and track ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Man Faces Fifteen Year Hate Crime Sentence After Beating Lesbian Unconscious On Subway

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn man claimed he was provoked when he spewed homophobic slurs and knocked a lesbian unconscious over a seat on the train, according to newly released court documents. Antoine Thomas entered a plea of not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday after he was arraigned on charges including assault as a hate ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Subway Train Derails In Harlem, 34 Reported Injuries, Hundreds Evacuate Through Tunnel

The New York Times reports: Two cars of a crowded subway train veered off the tracks Tuesday morning and crashed into a wall in northern Manhattan, injuring dozens of people and causing panic as riders evacuated and made their way through an underground tunnel to the nearest station. Joseph J. Lhota, the newly named leader of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: MTA Says Dogs Must Fit In A Bag To Ride The Subway, New Yorkers Say Done And Done

People Magazine reports: New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority is dog-friendly — to a point. Leashed service and emotional support animals are allowed to ride with their owners with no other restrictions, but all other pet dogs wanting to ride the rails need to be brought on in a carrier. For pup parents with smaller dogs, this is a cinch. ...

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Guerilla Pride Posters Appear On NYC Subway

Gothamist reports: Thomas Shim said he and his collaborators were inspired to pepper the subway with guerrilla Pride Month posters when President Donald Trump declined to formally acknowledge the month’s significance on June 1st. “It hit us hard the day of pride month, and President Trump not acknowledging it,” Shim told Gothamist on Monday. “Pride month is not something that ...

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BREAKING: At Least Ten Dead, 50 Injured In Terror Bombing Of Two St. Petersburg Subway Stations

The Independent reports: At least 10 people are believed to have died after two explosions on the Saint Petersburg subway. Pictures posted on social media show the door of a Metro train has been blown out in an explosion, which is reported to have involved shrapnel-filled devices. Other images showed passengers lying on the ground of a station platform. A ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Subway Rider Threatens To Kill Iranian Couple Because “Trump Is In The House” [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Mahsa Mehrdad and Masih Rahmati, an Iranian couple residing in NYC, were riding the subway through Manhattan on Saturday night when a man threatened to kill them and told them to “go back to your own country.” In a video of the incident, the man can be heard declaring that “Donald Trump is in the house,” before telling ...

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ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires Becomes World’s First City To Name Subway Station After An LGBT Activist

The Bubble reports: Today marked the opening of the newly inaugurated Carlos Jaúregui subway station. Located on the corner of Avenida Santa Fe and Pueyrredón, the stop was previously referred to as the “Santa Fe” stop on the H line. Following a measure approved unanimously last year by the Buenos Aires City Legislature, the station was opened under its new ...

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TISSUES AND PUREL: Facebook Post Goes Viral After Subway Riders Join Together To Remove Nazi Graffiti

At this writing this Facebook post has been shared over 237,000 times: I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a Swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do. One guy got up and said, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need ...

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Bear Couple Mosaic To Grace NYC Subway Station

I learned about this installation a couple of weeks ago and planned on reporting on it once I could take my own photos when the new subway line officially opens on Sunday. But some of you have prodded me not to wait. From the Associated Press: The sight of two men holding hands is far from uncommon, but a mural ...

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DC’s Metro To Cut Back Service Hours

The Hill reports: Late-night service on Washington’s Metrorail system will be reduced for at least two years starting next July. Metro’s Board of Directors approved the service cuts on Thursday, after members had wrestled over the hot-button issue for months. Under the proposal, Metro will close at 1 a.m. on weekends and 11:30 p.m. on weeknights. On Sundays, the subway ...

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Homophobia Experiment On London’s Tube [VIDEO]

Pink News sets up the clip: Tube passengers stepped up to challenge a homophobe laying into a gay couple – as part of a social experiment. Internet prankster Julius Dein decided to stage the experiment on the London Underground, with two friends playing a gay couple. Meanwhile, Dein was pretending to be a homophobe who attacked the pair for cuddling ...

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NYC’s MTA Lays Out Coming L Train Pain [VIDEO]

New York City’s MTA has issued a fascinating and informative video which lays out the coming years-long closure of the L train, the busiest downtown link between Brooklyn and Manhattan. From the New York Times: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is asking riders of the L subway how they would like their nightmare: nasty, brutish and shortish, or somewhat less painful ...

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Hillary Clinton Sends Message Of Support To Trans Woman Assaulted On New York City Subway

ABC News reports: Hillary Clinton sent a message of support today to a transgender woman who recorded herself being verbally assaulted on the New York City subway last Thursday. Clinton, as it turns out, met the woman in mid-April at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York. The woman, Pearl Love, told ABC News this week ...

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Reading Fake Books On The Subway [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Subways are a great place to catch up on your reading. But how do people react to book covers that are a little embarrassing, and also pretty hilarious? Watch how people react to comedian Scott Rogowsky reading some ridiculous books in public.”

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Subway Swiping: Clinton Vs Sanders

From the New York Daily News: Hillary Clinton hopped aboard a Bronx 4 train Thursday — and took a shot at her old-school rival Bernie Sanders in the process. As Clinton swiped through the turnstile at the 161st St.-Yankee Stadium Station she referenced Sanders’ much-mocked comment to the Daily News editorial board revealing his mistaken belief New Yorkers still use ...

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Subway Time Travel [VIDEO]

Gizmodo sets up the latest identical twins prank by Improv Everywhere: Most NYC subway riders are pretty blasé when panhandlers hit them up for cash between stations. When a panhandler announced he was collecting funds to build a time machine, riders chuckled at the odd request—until another man boarded the train and announced he was the inventor’s future self. He ...

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