Tag Archives: subway

New York Gov Drops Mask Mandate For Mass Transit

The New York Daily News reports: New York transit riders are allowed to uncover their faces for the first time in more than two years. Gov. Hochul on Wednesday dropped the mask requirement that’s been in effect for the state’s public transportation systems since April 2020, when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a mandate in the early days of the …

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NYC To Add Cell Service Between Subway Stations

Gothamist reports: “Getting on the subway” may no longer be a valid excuse to stop responding to those work messages. The MTA announced on Tuesday a plan to provide cell service between stations and expand Wi-Fi to its above-ground stations and Staten Island Railway stations. To complete the decade-long project, the agency is again partnering with 5G wireless infrastructure company …

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Gunmaker Glock Sued Over Subway Mass Shooting

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn woman shot and severely wounded in a mass shooting aboard a Brooklyn N train last month will file a lawsuit Tuesday against Glock, which manufactured the 9-mm. gun used in the 33-bullet attack on straphangers. Ilene Steur, 49, was shot in the buttocks and suffered life-changing injuries during the gas mask-wearing gunman’s …

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Suspect Surrenders In NYC Subway Killing Of Gay Man

The New York Times reports: A 25-year-old man sought by New York police in the shooting death of a subway rider over the weekend surrendered at a precinct in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Abdullah had been wanted in connection with the killing of Daniel Enriquez, a passenger who was shot by a lone gunman on Sunday while riding a …

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NYPD Names Suspect In Subway Killing Of Gay Man

The New York Post reports: Police are looking to question a Brooklyn man with a lengthy rap sheet in connection to the unprovoked, broad-daylight shooting death of a subway rider on the Manhattan Bridge, law enforcement sources told The Post Monday — as cops released surveillance images of the suspect in the deadly incident. The sources said they were looking …

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Subway Shooter Pleads Not Guilty To Terror Charges

The New York Daily News reports: The man accused of spraying 33 shots on a crowded N train last month pleaded not guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges. Frank James, 62, appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court Friday in a khaki jail jumpsuit, telling a judge he was doing “pretty good.” After asking James questions about his educational background, Brooklyn Federal …

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NYC Subway Shooter Indicted On Federal Terror Charge

ABC News reports: A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has returned a two-count indictment against alleged subway shooter Frank James. The indictment expands the charges James is facing for allegedly shooting 10 people on a Manhattan-bound N train on April 12. No one was killed. James is now charged with carrying out a terror attack against a mass transit system …

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NYC To Launch Crackdown On Subway Fare Evasion

Gothamist reports: This is what the MTA is currently facing: Weekday subway ridership stagnating at around 3 million people a day, a little more than half of what is was before the pandemic; the most felony assaults in the subway system between January to March since the NYPD began keeping records in 1997; and a $2 billion operating deficit when …

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Mask Rule Still In Effect For NYC Airports And Subway

The New York Daily News reports: New York officials are taking matters into their own hands to keep masks mandated on public transit in the city after a Florida judge struck down a federal face-covering requirement as unconstitutional this week. The state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the city’s subway and buses, the Staten Island Railway, the Long Island Railroad …

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NYC Mayor Plans Metal Detectors For Subway System

Gothamist reports: Mayor Eric Adams on Monday said he is considering three types of metal detectors to be used in the subway system in the wake of last week’s mass shooting on board a Manhattan-bound N train in Sunset Park. In his first in-person news conference since exiting COVID isolation, Adams offered few details on the added cost to the …

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NYC Subway Shooting Suspect Charged With Terrorism

The Associated Press reports: The man accused of shooting 10 people on a Brooklyn subway train was arrested Wednesday and charged with a federal terrorism offense after a daylong manhunt and a tipster’s call brought police to him on a Manhattan street. Frank R. James, 62, was taken into custody about 30 hours after the carnage on a crowded rush-hour …

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BREAKING: Police Capture Subway Shooting Suspect

CNN reports: Suspected Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James was arrested by patrol cops in the East Village in New York City on Wednesday, three law enforcement officials tell CNN. Patrol cops from the 9th Precinct downtown arrested him, they said. Investigators have linked the gun found at the scene of the subway shooting to James, according to law enforcement officials. …

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“Person Of Interest” In Subway Mass Shooting Posted Anti-Gay Rant, NYPD Offers $50,000 Reward For Info

The New York Daily News reports: The person of interest in Tuesday’s mass subway shooting in Brooklyn has recorded dozens of hours of YouTube videos, ranting about Mayor Adams, homeless people in the subway system, gun violence, and how outreach workers are “homosexual predators.” Frank James, 62, remains at large after Tuesday morning’s attack, which left 10 people shot and …

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Police Identify Suspect In NYC Subway Mass Shooting

CNN reports: The U-Haul cargo van that police say is “connected with” the Brooklyn subway shooting has been located in Brooklyn, two law enforcement officials tell CNN. Investigators identified the suspect after finding a credit card at the scene that was used to the rent the van. The shooter, who fled the scene, was described by authorities earlier today as …

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NYPD: Subway Mass Shooter Had Three “Extended Round Magazines” But His Gun Had Jammed [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: According to a police official, the suspect was seen mumbling to himself before he put on the gas mask, released a smoke canister commonly bought online and opened fire with .380 caliber handgun. There were no working cameras in the 36th Street station, according to a police official. But police were able to get an image of …

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NYPD: Subway Shooting Not Thought To Be Terrorism

The New York Times reports: Eight people were shot in the subway in Brooklyn during the Tuesday morning rush, officials said, as a chaotic scene unfolded with riders trying to flee the gunfire on a smoky subway platform. The Fire Department said that at least 16 people were injured, eight of them by gunfire. The violent episode came amid a …

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Witnesses: Brooklyn Subway Shooter Wore Gas Mask, Tossed Smoke Bomb, Suspect Is Still At Large [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A gunman in a gas mask and an orange construction vest tossed a smoke bomb into a southbound R train and then opened fire on passengers early Tuesday, wounding five people, police sources said. The mayhem began just before 8:30 a.m. at the 25th St. station in Sunset Park. As the doors closed, the …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Brooklyn Subway Station

NBC New York reports: Multiple people have been reported shot in the transit system in Brooklyn, law enforcement sources familiar with the case tell News 4, though the investigation is preliminary. Reports of shots fired in Sunset Park, near Fourth Avenue and 36th Street, came in around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. No information was available about a possible suspect. The NYPD …

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Rising Prices Upend NYC’s “Pizza-Subway Principle”

Bloomberg News reports: The “pizza principle,” a mainstay of New York economics for more than four decades, states that a slice of cheese pizza will always be the same price as a subway ride. The rule has largely held true since first conjectured in the New York Times in 1980, with any increase in pizza prices tending to predict a …

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Today: NYPD Begins Sweep Of Homeless From Subway

The New York Post reports: Teams of NYPD cops and outreach workers are set to start canvassing trains and subways stations across the city under the mayor’s plan to crackdown on rule-breaking and eliminate homelessness. The teams will also seek to identify mentally ill and homeless people in a bid to stop them from living on trains and in the …

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