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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Abdullah was the subject of a manhunt that began minutes after a gunman shot a passenger on a northbound Q train on Sunday.
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.
The shooting onboard a Q train in Lower Manhattan on Sunday sent riders scrambling for safety, witnesses said on social media.
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.
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.
“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.
What we lose when public spaces no longer feel safe.
If New Yorkers are unflappable, impervious and stoic on the sidewalk, we are raging, delighted, terrified, dancing, sobbing messes in the subway tunnels.
Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.
The state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority doubled down on its mask mandate for subways, buses and commuter rail.
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.
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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Luck and poor marksmanship appear to have saved the victims of the subway attack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The plan, which calls for stricter enforcement, also promises to offer more mental-heath services and housing options to people who shelter underground.
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.
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.
His paintings at the contemporary gallery PPOW are a bridge to his train-tagging days and a paean to Bronx street life.
Residents have been waiting almost a century for new stations. Some aren’t sure they’ll be built.
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.
A new 14-mile transit line, which would not run into Manhattan, would fill a significant gap in New York’s transportation system.
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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.
“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.
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.
As the subway tries to lure back riders, Mayor Eric Adams said that officers would more regularly patrol stations and trains.
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.
From subway lines to medical clinics to libraries, city businesses and services have been curtailed because of Covid.
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.
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.