New York City Subway

A grim New York City subway reality: Why corpses are sometimes kept in employee break rooms

NEW YORK — It’s a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a …

Canadian News

The World's Busiest Subway Systems

01 of 10<p>Beijing Subway, China<p>While traditional wisdom (and, up until a few years ago, raw numbers) suggest that Tokyo's subway system is the busiest …

Say what you want about the NYC subway — there's one thing that makes it much better than most other subways in the world

The New York City Subway has had its fair share of problems lately. And I won't pretend I haven't complained loudly about the system's state of disrepair.<p>The subway is smelly, it's overcrowded, it's often delayed.<p>But there's one thing that sets the New York City subway system apart from most other …

Business

The NYC subway has reportedly been using employee break rooms to store dead bodies

The bodies of people killed on the train tracks have been moved into the employee break rooms, lunch rooms, or bathrooms of the largest transportation systems in New York.<p>Members of a New York transportation union on Friday told The Chief-Leader, a local newspaper, that another member had been …

New York Police Department

Why fintech startups love advertising on the New York City subway - Digiday

For the last two months, money transfer startup TransferWise has been trying to connect with people stuck on the train during the New York City …

NYCTA

The MTA Allegedly Stashes Dead Bodies in Employee Break Rooms

The New York subway system may seem like a nightmarish hellscape for straphangers forced to deal with derailments, delays, and plagues of dead crabs during their daily commutes, but apparently things are even worse for the subway employees behind the scenes.<p>According to a NYC subway workers union, …

Crime

Man Hosts His Own Late-Night Talk Show On NYC Subway

Host Dean Dimitruk says, “People who ride the subway are immune to weird things happening around them.”<p>The New York City subway isn’t usually a place that inspires conversation (beyond grumbling or muttering, that is).<p>But that hasn’t stopped one aspiring entertainer from using it as the location …

Weird

Cuomo Wants Wealthy To Sponsor Subway. De Blasio Wants Them To Pay To Fix It.

The choice between New Yorkers paying their fair share for a world-class transit system and selling sponsorships to multinational corporations is clear.<p>Have you taken New York City’s L train to the MasterCard Station? Or how about to the one named after BlackRock, the largest investment fund in the …

Andrew Cuomo

Catching the Hyperloop will be faster than the subway, its engineers say

The Hyperloop will allow us to <b>move further away from the center of cities</b> as commuting times get faster, they say. It will <b>support subways, buses, and light rails!</b> It will <b>reduce</b> congestion! It will be as <b>affordable as a Greyhound!</b> You’ll even be able to <b>catch a ride more quickly than you would the</b> …

Transportation

Hilarious Rider Complaints From the Early Years of the NYC Subway

The New York City subway system is nearly 113 years old, and it’s certainly feeling its age.This summer, New Yorkers have endured delayed trains, …

NYCTA

M.T.A. Tries a New Tack During Delays: The Truth

On my way home from work two Thursdays ago, the No. 3 train I was riding stopped suddenly, just before the 72nd Street station.<p>This, on the New York City subway, was not particularly unusual. But what happened afterward was.<p>“Ladies and gentlemen,” began the voice over the loudspeaker, sounding …

NYCTA

Lab Report: Chicago vs. DOJ

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>On offense:</b> Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that his city will sue the Justice Department over requirements placed on crime-fighting funds that would force cities to comply with federal immigration policies. <i>The Chicago Sun-Times</i> reports:<p>Emanuel said Trump …

Bill de Blasio

Life Among India's Lowly

Before we turn to a remarkable family history, it may be worth highlighting a fact that the author chooses not to touch upon. Nowhere in “Ants Among Elephants,” the story of an Untouchable family in India that spans most of the 20th century, does Sujatha Gidla explain that her first name means …

Opinion

This Creepy-A** Doll Is Scaring Subway Riders Into Being Perfect Passengers

You know how we’ve all collectively decided to forget that moment in time when it was "trendy" to dress up like a clown and petrify people in public? …

Offbeat News

To Fix the New York City Subway, Fix the Schedule

A forensic transit scientist says the MTA needs timetables its human operators can manage.<p>On a recent Monday afternoon at Grand Central Station, strings of subway cars clatter up to the 4/5/6 platform. As trains arrive every four minutes or so, doors open and shut quickly, rarely parting longer …

Design Thinking

Here’s what it’s like to be an NYC subway conductor

New York City subway conductors have to put up with a lot of shit. From regular track fires to "train traffic ahead," the thankless task of shuttling …

New York City

Suspenseful short film about witnessing someone pushed onto subway tracks

The Push is a short, taut psychological horror film about how a woman's life unravels after she witnesses a stranger get pushed off a subway platform …

Short Films

This week’s New Yorker cover perfectly renders NYC’s summer of transit hell

Bob Staake’s “Hell Train” feels like an accurate depiction of dealing with the subway this summer<p>When Governor Andrew Cuomo said that New York commuters would endure a “summer of hell” this year, he was referring to the track work that would take some trains at Penn Station out of commission.<p>But as …

NYCTA

Instead of Fixing the Subway, They Could Just Change the Sounds

By now, everyone in the world knows that the New York City subway is a mess. Who is going to fix it? Bill de Blasio won’t, because that’s not …

Grand Theft Auto

'New Yorker' Cover Accurately Captures The Subway's 'Summer Of Hell'

The "Summer Of Hell" for NYC mass transit commuters has reached the cover of the latest New Yorker this week: above, you can see Bob Staake's …

New York City

Andrew Cuomo has resorted to auctioning off stations to fix the New York City subway

2:39 a.m. ET<p>Just call him Dr. Jayden.<p>Jayden Fontenot, a quick-thinking 10-year-old, recently saved his newborn brother's life, keeping his cool the …

Andrew Cuomo

Peacock Rides NYC Subway, Impressing No One

The New York City subway system is for the most part a tube-based Hell that no one seems to want to take responsibility for. Sometimes, however, the …

New York City

The Nebbish, The Paskudnyak, And The New York City Subway

De Blasio and Cuomo are both Democrats; they both represent New York; so it is not always clear why they are always fighting.<p>Yiddish, the German dialect spoke by Eastern European or Ashkenazi Jews, is known for its colorful phrases and onomatopoeic insults, the sound of the word helps to convey the …

Bill de Blasio

New York's $836 Million Subway Fix Plan: Take Seats Out Of Trains, Get People To Litter Less

Amid a summer where outrage over the busted New York City subway system has rained down like so much filth-water, the state Metropolitan Transit …

Bill de Blasio

MTA Will Speed Up Work to Fix New York City Subway

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a plan to fix the majority of New York City’s subway problems within a year by accelerating deferred maintenance and adding workers.<p>The detailed plan released Tuesday will cost around $836 million in its first year, with expenses split evenly between …

News (U.S.)

The defiance of an 'untouchable' New York subway worker

<b>The memoir of an Indian woman who was born a so-called untouchable and now works as a conductor on the New York City Subway has been hailed by critics for its unflinching account of caste and family in India. Journalist Sudha G Tilak spoke to Sujatha Gidla about her life story and how it became</b> …

India

City unveils recommendations for MTA’s anticipated overhaul of NYC subway

The mayor’s office called for more accountability and transparency in the MTA’s subway overhaul<p>It’s been almost a month since Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the New York City subway, which means it’s also close to the deadline for MTA chairman Joe Lhota to deliver a plan …

Bill de Blasio

This pricey piece of real estate comes with a subway car

If $3.25 million sounds like a lot of rent for a 5,200-square-foot store — even on hot West 42nd Street across from One Bryant Park and down the …

Real Estate

Photo Flash: Kinky Boots's Brendon Urie Checks Himself Out on the New York City Subway

The Panic! At the Disco frontman is currently making his Broadway debut as Charlie Price.

Boots

Watch Lorde Direct A Choir In A Visceral, Dramatic Late Night Performance Of ‘Perfect Places’

Lorde logged another appearance on a evening talk show last night, this time chopping it up with Seth Meyers on <i>Late Night</i> before bringing the house down with an exquisite rendition of the final track from her most recent album <i>Melodrama</i>, a song called “Perfect Places.” Meyers and Lorde, it turns …

Lorde