Penn Station

The Unwritten Rules of Riding the LIRR

For the most part, public transportation in New York is less than pleasant -- but riding the Long Island Railroad is its own special brand of hell. …

Long Island Rail Road

MTA Introduces the “Customer Service Ambassador” to Assist NYC Commuters

From its phase out of the MetroCard to the arrival of inclusive subway announcements, the MTA has been keeping busy with a slew of new updates. In …

Customer Service

Major West Coast Burger Chain Is Coming to NYC

One of the best-known and most popular fast food chains on the west coast is planning to make its New York City debut.Carl's Jr. said Thursday it …

Restaurants

Carl’s Jr. Will Open Its First New York Location in Midtown Early Next Year

The new and improved Carl’s Jr. (now cleavage-free!) is ready to launch its flagship store in New York, according to some loudmouthed real-estate …

Coney Island

Next Round Of Amtrak Repairs At Penn Station Are Urgent And Can't Wait, Official Says

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The next round of Amtrak repairs at Penn Station is urgent enough that officials say it cannot wait for the slow season.<p>As …

Long Island Rail Road

New hotels: Hilton, IHG in NYC, Hilton/Marriott in Dallas, Charlotte Kimpton, Las Vegas suites, Cincinnati

A room at the Crowne Plaza HY36 in Manhattan. (Image: Crowne Plaza)<p>In recent hotel news, InterContinental and Hilton both opened new locations in …

Hotels

MTA, union reach deal to turn station agents into 'customer service ambassadors'

Current station agents who volunteer for the new position will get a slight pay increase<p>The MTA has reached a deal with the city’s transit union and is moving forward with plans to transition subway station agents into newly created “customer service ambassador” positions, reports the <i>New York …

Customer Service

MTA set to roll out Customer Service Ambassadors

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is trying to improve customer service by adding so called "Customer Service Ambassadors."<p>It's a one-year …

MTA

Amtrak crash blamed on safety lapses, lack of equipment

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board faulted Amtrak for its lack of attention to safety measures in a fatal crash.

National Transportation Safety Board

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers rode the subway out of Penn Station today

Just @KingJames & the @cavs making the Monday morning NY subway commute. NBD. pic.twitter.com/kfCSNH1ghQ<p>— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) November 13, …

New York City

Penn Station 'Winter of Hell' repairs to impact rush hour service

NEW YORK - Commuters who ride the rails are being warned to brace themselves for the sequel to the so-called Summer of Hell.<p>Amtrak says repairs at …

Long Island Rail Road

Senate confirms Lyft manager for No. 3 post at the Transportation Dept

The Senate on Monday confirmed President Trump’s pick for the No. 3 spot at the Department of Transportation (DOT), despite protests from Democrats …

Transportation

Untapped Staff Reads: Fluctuating Deli Sandwich Prices, Bringing Spring Creek Back to Life

<b>Unwrapping a New York Mystery: The Fluctuating Deli Sandwich Price [Bedford + Bowery]:</b> What I meant to say was, “Lettuce?! Who puts lettuce on a …

Next Amtrak Infrastructure Project At Penn Station Expected To Last 5 Months

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> Amtrak is planning more infrastructure updates that could impact Long Island Rail Road riders.<p>Amtrak plans to reconstruct …

Long Island Rail Road

On infrastructure, take a page from Silicon Valley's book

Last month the biggest players in public transportation convened to shed light on the complications afflicting America’s infrastructure. Not …

New Jersey Transit

Vehicles On Tracks Shut Down Multiple LIRR Lines

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Unauthorized vehicles at two different locations on the tracks shut down service on several branches of the Long Island Rail …

Long Island Rail Road

What If Penn Station & MSG Were Transformed into a Cemetery? From Columbia University DeathLAB

There have been a lot of proposals for a future Penn Station and Madison Square Garden, ranging from the lofty (Vishaan Chakrabarti’s transparent …

Columbia University

Penn Station AOM: A.J. Mayer, Covington Catholic

<b>Penn Station Athlete of the Month: November</b><p>A.J. Mayer<p>GPA: 3.6<p>Covington Catholic High School<p>Basketball, Football<p><i>“A.J. Mayer is the embodiment of the</i> …

LIRR: Person struck by train near Hicksville

An LIRR train has struck a person just east of Hicksville Thursday night, halting service in both directions between Hicksville and Ronkonkoma, the …

Trains

24matins.uk

UK<p>The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma...<p>1 …

New Jersey

Trump says NY attack suspect 'should get death penalty' after confessing it 'felt good'

US president Donald Trump called on Wednesday for the man charged with carrying out a New York City truck rampage that killed eight people to be put …

Terrorism

News24.com | New York terror suspect confesses ISIS inspired, 'felt good' after attack

The Uzbek immigrant behind New York's worst attack in 16 years has confessed to acting in the name of ISIS and 'felt good' about the killings, having …

News (South Africa)

How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God! I’ve always wanted to do that!”<p>The thing they had always wanted to do, apparently, was travel from New York to New Orleans by train. Or cross any considerable distance by rail — distances typically flown over in the name of expedience. Old, young, …

News (U.S.)

Historian Jill Jonnes to Talk About the Future of Penn Station at NYC’s Museum of the City of New York

Here at Untapped Cities, we’ve been diligently researching the past, present, and future of New York City’s Penn Station. Today, the major transit …

Inside the Crucial (and Costly) Fight to Fix New York’s Tunnels

<b>Superstorm Sandy</b> roared into New York City in October 2012 pushing a wall of water ashore just half an hour after high tide. The combined 14-foot …

New Jersey Transit

Vornado pitches new Moynihan Train Hall for Amazon’s second headquarters

Earlier this month, New York City officially pitched four neighborhoods to house Amazon’s HQ2: Long Island City, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, Lower …

Andrew Cuomo

NYC’s public transit somehow ranked best in the nation

What the F?<p>City straphangers just endured a “Summer of Hell” and learned that they collectively lose a total of 35,000 hours every weekday waiting …

New York City

NY's Public Transportation Ranked Best In North America?

This morning the B and Q were messed up, so I had to take three trains to work, two of which turned into other trains while I was on them. It was …

New York City

Strange Deals for Stranger Things

In the era of Airbnb, the hotel industry has done stranger things, but not much stranger.<p>In time for the premiere of the second season of Netflix 's hit series "Stranger Things" on Friday, a New York hotel is offering a package for fans of the show to binge watch it in style and comfort. For $249, …

Business

Why we pitched Old Goucher to Amazon

Like all who submitted a response to Amazon’s Request For Proposals for its second headquarters (HQ2), the Old Goucher Community Association …

Education