Fear of Crime Transcends Data Along One New York Subway Line’s 31 Miles

Ridership is down, even though crime levels have stayed the same. New Yorkers who ply longest subway route say the city feels unmoored.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #hochul-kathleen-c, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city

3 Imprisoned for 1995 Subway Murder to Be Exonerated

James Irons, Thomas Malik and Vincent Ellerbe were convicted as teenagers after a New York police detective elicited false convictions, prosecutors say.

#ellerbe-vincent, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #irons-james, #malik-thomas, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

New York’s Subway System Vows to Be 95 Percent Accessible by 2055

The M.T.A. will spend billions to add elevators and ramps to stations as part of a settlement of two lawsuits accusing it of violating the rights of people with disabilities.

#disabilities, #lieber-john-nathan, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

N.Y.C. Subway Rider Dies After Pants Are Trapped by Car Doors

A man who appeared to be in his 30s was exiting the train on Wednesday night when his pants were caught between the doors, causing him to be dragged onto the tracks, the police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #midwood-brooklyn-ny, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

For 2 Graffiti Artists, New York’s Subway Was Irresistible and Deadly

Armed with cans of spray paint, two men traveled from France to seek out the form’s gritty roots in a quest that ended tragically on the tracks.

#brooklyn-nyc, #france, #graffiti, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

When the Only Way to Get to Work Is This Slow Bus

The Q23 is one of the slowest buses in Queens, where many residents live beyond the subway’s reach and more people ride buses than anywhere else in New York City.

#buses, #delays-transportation, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #transit-systems

Q Train Killing Threatens Subway’s Fragile Comeback

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.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #subways, #transit-systems

Nick Cave Goes Underground

Amid the noise and teem of the Times Square station, the artist’s mosaic Soundsuits feel more alive than they often do in the silence of museums.

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Adams Defends Police for Handcuffing Vendor Who Sold Mangoes in Subway

“Next day, it’s propane tanks being on the subway system. The next day, it’s barbecuing,” the mayor said after María Falcon was detained in Brooklyn for selling fruit.

#food-trucks-and-vendors, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #street-vendor-project, #subways

What Happens When New York’s Covid Alert Level Moves to Medium Risk?

The city will reach a yellow, or medium, risk level if new cases surpass 200 a week for every 100,000 residents. Here’s what that would mean.

#adams-eric-l, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hospitals, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #transit-systems, #vaccination-and-immunization, #westchester-county-ny

NYC Subways, Buses and Taxis Are Still Requiring Masks

The state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority doubled down on its mask mandate for subways, buses and commuter rail.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

Subway Attack Proves City’s Resilience Again: ‘We Don’t Have a Choice’

The fabled toughness of New York’s residents has helped them power through trauma and tragedy. The shooting this week is another test.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university-langone-health, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Manhunt Ends but Questions Linger After Arrest in Subway Attack

The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #cameras, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #hochul-kathleen-c, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Faulty Subway Cameras in Brooklyn Shooting Were Flagged Days Earlier

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #mass-shootings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #security-and-warning-systems, #subways, #transit-systems

Videos Show an Ordinary New York Morning Erupting Into Chaos on the N Train

The attack on Tuesday brought to life a horror that the city had long avoided: a mass shooting on the subway.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #subways, #transit-systems

What NYC Can Learn From How Cities Address Homelessness on Transit

As New York City makes a new push to relocate homeless people from the subway, the experiences of Philadelphia, San Francisco and others show the challenges ahead.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #american-public-transportation-assn, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

New York City Clears 239 Homeless Camps. Only 5 People Move to Shelters.

“This is the first inning of a nine-inning game,” said Mayor Adams in issuing a report card on efforts to remove homeless people from streets and subways.

#34th-street-partnership, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways

N.Y.C.’s New Subway Chief Comes From Boston and Doesn’t Own a Car

Richard A. Davey, a former Massachusetts transportation secretary, will be the first permanent president of New York City Transit since the start of the pandemic.

#boston-mass, #boston-consulting-group, #buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #massachusetts-bay-transportation-authority, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation

Subway Will Test Platform Doors at 3 Stations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which had resisted calls to add platform barriers, will begin a pilot program amid outcry over safety in the transit system.

#metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Subway Attacks Show Challenge Adams Faces on Crime

The mayor and governor released a safety plan for the subways that focused on homelessness. But few homeless people were involved in the attacks that spanned Friday evening to Monday morning.

#adams-eric-l, #assaults, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Officials Announce Plan to Remove Homeless People from Subways

The plan, which calls for stricter enforcement, also promises to offer more mental-heath services and housing options to people who shelter underground.

#adams-eric-l, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

An MTA Discount Program So Exclusive, Barely Anyone in NYC Qualifies

A city program gives 260,000 low-income New Yorkers half-price transit rides. Advocates and transit leaders are calling on the mayor to expand his investment.

#adams-eric-l, #city-council-nyc, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #income-inequality, #metrocard-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #poverty, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-institute

Will More Bus Lanes Solve N.Y.C. Traffic Problems?

Mayor Eric Adams has promised 150 miles of new bus lanes in New York City, but some drivers and businesses say they have created headaches in the past.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #buses, #london-school-of-economics, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #rodriguez-ydanis, #transit-systems

How Remote Work is Crippling New York City’s Commuter Rails

Before the pandemic, they relied on office workers, who paid up to $500 a month on tickets. At the M.T.A., those sales are down 75 percent.

#commuting, #connecticut, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #port-authority-trans-hudson-path, #real-estate-commercial, #solomon-partners, #transit-systems

‘Interborough Express’ for Brooklyn and Queens Moves Step Forward

A new 14-mile transit line, which would not run into Manhattan, would fill a significant gap in New York’s transportation system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #commuting, #hochul-kathleen-c, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems

What Does Riding N.Y.C.’s Subway Look Like In a Pandemic?

We talked to New Yorkers at stations in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Their experiences riding the subway hint at the barriers to drawing back those who are not.

#commuting, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

Police to Step Up Patrols of New York Subway, Adams Says

As the subway tries to lure back riders, Mayor Eric Adams said that officers would more regularly patrol stations and trains.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #subways, #transit-systems

As Omicron Infects Workers, Subway Service Suffers

With coronavirus cases surging, about 21 percent of subway operators and conductors were absent this week, leading transit officials to suspend three lines and change schedules on others.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

‘It Felt So New York’: One Year on the Subway

The city has begun to recover from the pandemic in fits and starts. Throughout, the world underneath the streets has mirrored the suffering, and joys, of the city above.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

M.T.A. to Offer Free Rides for ‘Tap-and-Go’ Customers

Transit leaders hope to boost ridership by putting a weekly fare cap on trips made with the subway’s new “tap-and-go” payment system.

#community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metrocard-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

M.T.A. to Offer Free Rides for OMNY ‘Tap-and-Go’ Customers

Transit leaders hope to boost ridership by putting a weekly fare cap on trips made with the subway’s new “tap-and-go” payment system.

#community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metrocard-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

Why Retired Subway Workers Are Getting $35,000 to Come Back

The pandemic caused a shortage of train and bus workers. Now transit agencies in New York and around the nation are aggressively recruiting and hiring.

#bonuses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #shortages, #subways, #transit-systems

The M.T.A. Will Avoid Immediate Fare Hikes and Service Cuts

Officials said that federal money, including the $1 trillion infrastructure bill, will help the M.T.A. keep fares stable for at least six months and avoid service cuts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hochul-kathleen-c, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reinvent-albany, #subways, #transit-systems

How the $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Could New York

The bill, which President Biden is expected to sign Monday, is likely to fund road and bridge repairs, water infrastructure upgrades and airport expansions.

#airports, #bridges-and-tunnels, #brookings-institution, #buses, #connecticut, #corbett-kevin-s, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #garbarino-andrew, #gutman-hank, #infrastructure-public-works, #latimer-george-s, #law-and-legislation, #malliotakis-nicole, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #regional-plan-assn, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign, #van-drew-jeff

Heavy Rain Soaks New York

A flash flood watch will be in effect all day as a storm system moves through the region.

#floods, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #weather

Faster Buses on 5th Avenue? Not if Business Leaders Get Their Way.

A busway in the heart of Manhattan is now uncertain after a major real estate developer expressed opposition to the plans to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

#buses, #de-blasio-bill, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #fifth-avenue-assn, #gutman-hank, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #roth-steven, #vornado-realty-trust

Unmasked Cops Remove a Subway Rider After He Confronts Them

Andrew Gilbert said he repeatedly asked two officers to wear masks in accordance with M.T.A. and Police Department policy. He was eventually pushed out of the station.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #vaccination-and-immunization

Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. Everyone Has an Opinion.

New Yorkers argued over who should be exempt, who is bearing most of the burden and who should get a seat at the decision-making table.

#automobiles, #congestion-pricing, #gottheimer-joshua-s-1975, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #roads-and-traffic, #tolls

How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List.

The recipe sounds simple: Improve drainage. Use plants, tanks and barriers to slow water. But it takes money and cooperation.

#browne-christopher, #columbia-university, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #regional-plan-assn, #sewers-and-sewage, #subways, #trust-for-public-land, #weather

Nick Cave Digs Deep, With a Symphony in Glass

For his new installation of mosaics in New York, the artist ventures below Times Square.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #content-type-personal-profile, #mayer-michael, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #sculpture, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

Here’s What Train Service Looks Like in NY After Ida’s Damaging Floods

The majority of the city’s subway lines had delays Friday morning, while the area’s airports appeared to be running smoothly.

#airports, #amtrak, #buses, #delays-transportation, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #railroads, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #transit-systems

The Storm Warnings Were Dire. Why Couldn’t the City Be Protected?

New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction.

#de-blasio-bill, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways, #weather

Why New York Couldn’t Be Protected From Hurricane Ida

New York City and state officials knew heavy rains were coming, but their preparations couldn’t save the city from death and destruction.

#de-blasio-bill, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways, #weather

New York is particularly vulnerable to extreme storms. Here’s why.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida paralyzed the city. It’s exactly the kind of storm that is likely to become more frequent in the climate crisis.

#floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #rain, #subways

New York City Shuts Train Service as Ida Barrels Through Region

About 200 people were rescued from a train near Newark Airport on Wednesday night as heavy rains and flooding shut down major train routes.

#delays-transportation, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #long-island-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #subways, #transit-systems

Lights Flickered in New York City. Why Did the Subways Grind to a Halt?

Elected officials wanted to know why a brief power disruption was followed by widespread problems in the subway system.

#consolidated-edison-inc, #delays-transportation, #energy-and-power, #hochul-kathleen-c, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

Commuter Trains Have Kept Rolling. Will All Those Riders Ever Return?

Transit agencies in the New York City region are having to reinvent their railroads to adapt to the shift away from going to the office every day.

#commuting, #connecticut, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #transit-systems

A Nightmare of Blood and Steel: The ’90s Subway Crash That Changed Everything

When a train jumped the tracks near Union Square, killing five and injuring 200, officials were forced to tighten safety protocols.

#metropolitan-transportation-authority, #prendergast-thomas-f, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #ray-robert-e, #subways, #union-square-manhattan-ny

Heavy Rains Pound New York City, Flooding Subway Stations and Roads

More than a dozen people were rescued from a flooded highway in the Bronx, and more rain was expected overnight as Tropical Storm Elsa hit.

#floods, #hurricane-elsa-2021, #major-deegan-expressway-bronx-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #rain, #roads-and-traffic, #subways, #transit-systems, #weather

Lawmakers Balk at Cuomo’s Plan for M.T.A. Leadership

Sarah Feinberg’s potential role leading the nation’s largest transit system appeared uncertain a day after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced it.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cuomo-andrew-m, #feinberg-sarah-1977, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #ravitch-richard, #state-legislatures, #transit-systems