The subway is at a critical moment as transit officials struggle to bring back riders, to shore up the system’s finances and to address fears over safety.
They aided investigators after the worst subway attack in decades. Will that be enough to persuade immigration authorities to give them visas or asylum?
At least 40 children and teenagers have been shot this year, taking a toll on young people whose lives have already been disrupted by the pandemic.
A quick-thinking transit worker. A father and son off to school. A teenager on a field trip. They all played a part in catching a suspect.
The fabled toughness of New York’s residents has helped them power through trauma and tragedy. The shooting this week is another test.
As he drifted from New York to Milwaukee, Frank R. James has faced criminal charges over the years — but nothing on the scale of the mass-shooting the police said he committed this week.
Houari Benkada was fasting for Ramadan and had woken up for a pre-dawn meal with his mother before setting off for work at the New Yorker Hotel. He is recovering from a gunshot wound.
“Thanks to you, no passengers were left behind and no lives were lost,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a ceremony honoring the workers’ calm response to chaos.
The government will ask a judge to keep Frank R. James behind bars as he faces charges in the shooting that injured at least 30 people.
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The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.
Maintenance workers on Sunday inspected the cameras at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn, where a gunman wounded 10 and left 13 injured, and discovered a connection problem.
Mayor Eric Adams ran on a public safety message. He says crime is a national problem, but faces growing pressure to tackle it in New York City.
Frank R. James, whom the police are seeking in connection with the attack on Tuesday, was born in the Bronx but spent his life moving from city to city, his sister said.
The police have identified a “person of interest” who has posted vitriolic rants on YouTube and criticized New York’s mayor.
The attack on Tuesday brought to life a horror that the city had long avoided: a mass shooting on the subway.