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

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

Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Subway Rider Surrenders to Police

Andrew Abdullah was the subject of a manhunt that began minutes after a gunman shot a passenger on a northbound Q train on Sunday.

#canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #manhattan-bridge-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways

‘We Need All Eyes on This’: Police Officers Hunt for Subway Gunman

The police released images of the suspect who fatally shot a 48-year-old man on the Q train on Sunday, and they asked for help in locating the gunman.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Man Shot and Killed on Subway in Manhattan

The shooting onboard a Q train in Lower Manhattan on Sunday sent riders scrambling for safety, witnesses said on social media.

#canal-street-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #subways

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.

#art, #cave-nick-1959, #dickson-jane, #each-one-every-one-equal-all, #lichtenstein-roy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murals, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

In London, a Long-Awaited High-Speed Train Is Ready to Roll

The Elizabeth line, 13 years in the making, will soon uncoil under central London with cathedral-like stations and roomy cars. Its managers say it’s a testament to the power of public transportation.

#byford-andrew, #cuomo-andrew-m, #johnson-boris, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

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

Will We Give the Subway a Second Chance?

What we lose when public spaces no longer feel safe.

#hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #new-york-city, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #transit-systems

The Subway Is the Best Place to Cry

If New Yorkers are unflappable, impervious and stoic on the sidewalk, we are raging, delighted, terrified, dancing, sobbing messes in the subway tunnels.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crying, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways

Cities Want to Return to Prepandemic Life. One Obstacle: Transit Crime.

Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.

#assaults, #atlanta-ga, #buses, #chicago-ill, #chicago-transit-authority, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #crime-and-criminals, #east-bay-san-francisco-calif, #lightfoot-lori, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-county-metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #ryan-kevin-k, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #solis-hilda-l, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #urban-areas, #washington-metropolitan-area-transit-authority

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

Inside the N.Y.P.D. Manhunt for the Brooklyn Subway Shooter

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.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #fugitives, #new-york-city, #office-of-emergency-management-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #terrorism

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

Brooklyn Subway Attack Was ‘Entirely Premeditated,’ Prosecutors Argue

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.

#brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

Do We Ignore the Vulnerable as We Ease Covid Rules?

Readers express the concerns of the immunocompromised and the elderly. Also: Subway safety after the Brooklyn attack; reforming earmarks; Ukraine’s path.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #earmarks-finance, #elderly, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-city, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #subways, #ukraine, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

How a Mass Shooting That Injured at Least 23 People Occurred With No Deaths

Luck and poor marksmanship appear to have saved the victims of the subway attack.

#brooklyn-nyc, #glock-gmbh, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #subways

Suspect Drifted From City to City As His Videos Hinted at Violence

Interviews, arrest records and hours of his own words on YouTube paint an incomplete but troubling picture of Frank James, who was arrested in Tuesday’s subway shooting.

#bronx-nyc, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #milwaukee-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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

What We Know About the Brooklyn Subway Shooting

The police have identified a “person of interest” who has posted vitriolic rants on YouTube and criticized New York’s mayor.

#brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #frank-r-james, #mass-shootings, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny

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

As Police Hunt for Gunman, Fear Rattles Homeless People in 2 Cities

The shootings came at a charged moment in the relationship between New York City and the thousands of people who live on the streets here.

#adams-eric-l, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #holy-apostles-soup-kitchen, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #washington-dc

15,000 Are Sheltering in Kyiv’s Subway

People sleep three or four to a mattress and plastic food bags litter the scene, while mothers search endlessly on their phones for news of the war.

#kyiv-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #ukraine, #underground

Workers Strike in a London Underground Already Battered by the Pandemic

Transport workers started the first of two 24-hour strikes planned for this week amid concerns over unfilled posts, pensions and the long-term financing of the rail system.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #london-england, #london-underground, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #strikes, #subways, #transit-systems, #transport-for-london

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 Attempts to Stop Homeless People From Sheltering on Subways

Some platforms and trains had fewer people sleeping on them than normal on Tuesday, but there were still many people taking shelter in the system.

#adams-eric-l, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc, #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

A mentally ill man who was in and out of hospitals is now accused of a fatal subway push

Martial Simon, mentally ill and homeless, spent years in and out of hospitals before being accused of shoving Michelle Go in front of a subway train.

#bronxworks, #center-for-urban-community-services, #holy-apostles-soup-kitchen, #homeless-persons, #hospitals, #manhattan-psychiatric-center, #martial-simon-january-15-2022-murder, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #subways

From Graffiti to Gallery, Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis Lays New Tracks

His paintings at the contemporary gallery PPOW are a bridge to his train-tagging days and a paean to Bronx street life.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #ellis-chris-daze-1962, #give-it-all-you-got-exhibit, #graffiti, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #ppow-manhattan-ny, #subways

Will East Harlem Ever Get its Long-Delayed Subway?

Residents have been waiting almost a century for new stations. Some aren’t sure they’ll be built.

#east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #espaillat-adriano-d, #infrastructure-public-works, #maloney-carolyn-b, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #schumer-charles-e, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

A Grim January Leaves Some New Yorkers Fearful for the City’s Future

New York is far safer and stronger than in the ’70s. But after a flood of sad news, many people are struggling to find grounds for optimism.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

‘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

The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

#bronx-nyc, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #cytron-walker-charlie, #deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #fires-and-firefighters, #harris-kamala-d, #jews-and-judaism, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #morris-mary-1947, #new-york-city, #subways

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

Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks ‘Never Saw’ Her Attacker

“She was just the person who did everything right,” a neighbor said of Michelle Go, who died on Saturday when a homeless man pushed her in front of an R train.

#crime-and-criminals, #go-michelle-alyssa, #martial-simon-january-15-2022-murder, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #subways

Woman Dies After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

The police said the woman, who was Asian, was shoved in front of an R train as it approached a 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Saturday morning.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #shoving, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-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

What’s in Kathy Hochul’s Proposal on Housing, Economy and Climate

The proposals, released as part of Ms. Hochul’s first State of the State address, reflected her priorities as she prepares to run for a full term as governor.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city-environmental-justice-alliance, #new-york-state, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #reinvent-albany, #riders-alliance, #small-business, #state-of-the-state-message-nys, #subways, #transit-systems

Beleaguered by Omicron, New York Operates at Half Speed

From subway lines to medical clinics to libraries, city businesses and services have been curtailed because of Covid.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #de-blasio-bill, #fire-department-nyc, #hochul-kathleen-c, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-year, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #theater

‘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

Using a City’s Excess Heat to Reduce Emissions

A district in London has developed an innovative way to divert subway heat for buildings to lower carbon emissions. Other cities are getting creative, as well.

#citiesfortomorrow, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heating, #london-england, #stockholm-sweden, #subways, #transit-systems, #vancouver-british-columbia