Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much).
Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>
If reading books or papers on the train doesn't quite satisfy your lit fix, Runnin' Scared has some wonderful news!
Shortly after launching a new arts in transit app, the MTA today announced the restoration of Poetry in Motion, which places poems alongside art in the transportation system.
Poetry ... More >>
Scott Lamb, the managing editor at BuzzFeed, recently took on the streets (or, specifically, street) of New York City to cover the 13 miles of Broadway by bike from top to bottom, filming it by helmet cam and then speeding it up 2,000 times for your viewing pleasure into just five minutes of daring ... More >>
Steven ThrasherThe MTA has responded to the incident involving the 4 train being stuck, in smoke, under the East River last night, with which we were intimately familiar.
The (very) good news is that no one, including none of the five firefighters we left down there when our evacuation train ... More >>
Steven ThrasherThis brother with the gas mask scared the shit out of everyoneI was on the Brooklyn-bound 4 train tonight which experienced an as of yet un-explained explosion. The following is what I wrote on my laptop, largely unedited, as it happend.
9:30 (ish)-- This was written somewher ... More >>
At the tail end of last night's Occupy Wall Street march from Foley Square to Zuccotti Park with major unions (and a guest appearance from Michael Moore), the facilitator of the Zuccotti rally announced a march on Wall Street. As it turned out, it was an unauthorized march, as we discovered when we ... More >>
The Community/Labor march to Wall Street is on, with thousands of people filling Foley Square, where marchers are assembling prior to the march, which begins at 5 p.m. They're scheduled to head past City Hall and to Zuccotti Park to "unite in solidarity." Nick Pinto (@macfathom) and Rosie Gray (_@ro ... More >>
Ari LipsitzThe Occupy Wall Street protest, now in its dwindling stage, started off as something of a shitshow. Around noon on Saturday, Runnin' Scared watched as protesters met at Bowling Green to march around the bronze Wall Street bull and begin their demonstrations. At first, the results w ... More >>
On September 17, 20,000 people will pitch tents and set up kitchens at Chase Manhattan Plaza in an occupation of Wall Street that will last for months -- or at least, that's what the organizers of Occupy Wall Street are hoping for. According to them, the event will involve a couple thousand p ... More >>
People who complain about trash on the subway are like vacationers who whine about the heat in Florida. Nonetheless, the MTA is trying to do something about all that subterranean rubbish. "Hauling reeking, rat-filled garbage" through the cars late at night didn't work, so they've put their th ... More >>
"Winter begins in 20 minutes," said "Mama" Donna Henes to a curious onlooker as she set up a
blessing circle in the middle of Bowling Green in Manhattan.
The self-described urban
shaman was preparing for her 35th annual solstice celebration, which glass-is-half-empty types describe as the "s ... More >>
We just ran down to Bowling Green, home of the Bull, to attend today's Tea Party protest. You may remember these are a big thing in conservative circles, and one in City Hall Park two Saturdays ago drew 200-250 people. This one drew a dozen brave souls, though there were a couple people who wan ... More >>
As we said, the dozen-plus protesters in Bowling Green today -- while less numerous than the previous New York tea-party's speakers, who called Obama a socialist and compared him to Hitler -- were a little more down-to-earth. There was a guy in a grey suit and shades who talked about commodity mon ... More >>