Charles Seaton

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Officials to South Brooklynites: No Ferry (in Lieu of R Train) For You

    A few weeks ago, we learned that the R train required drawn-out help. Its purveyor into Manhattan--the Montague Tunnel--was still wrecked by Hurricane Sandy; the construction witnessed the worst flooding of any other tunnel in New York. As a result, the MTA announced it would close the tunnel for 14 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    MTA Bus Driver Says Boss Licked Her Face

    If this is true, this has to go down as one of the worst workplace intrusions we've ever heard.Yesterday, Nancy Jenkins, a 42-year-old bus driver in the Bronx, said to reporters at The Daily News that she was subject to a tongue lick that spanned her entire face: "He stuck out his ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Survey Finds Subway Platforms Are Graffiti-Covered, Rat-Infested Messes

    ​Today in "Thank you, Captain Obvious," a transit advocacy group has found that many subway platforms are unsightly, unsanitary, rat-infested blights. You don't say! The Straphangers Campaign released the results of its first ever "State of the Station Platforms" survey today, and the news i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Subway Conductor Tells You What to Do If You Fall in the Tracks (and Other Transit Real Talk)

    A recent IAmA on Reddit is fascinating, at least, if you're kind of a subway nerd like we are. Or even if you're just a commuter and not a nerd at all! A user named Fusoyaff2, who says he's been a subway conductor for New York City Transit since spring of this year, has answered some of the most pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    New Yorkers Demand Use of Subway on Weekends, Now

    Not quite like Tokyo -- yet.​An article in the New York Times today alerts us to something you've probably known about, at least anecdotally, for a while. Good to have it proven, though, if only so your complaining can be official! Despite New York subways frequently having longer waits, screw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Update: MTA's "FML" Subway Sign to Change

    via Caroline McCarthy/CNET​FML, just when New Yorkers had a funny little inside joke, the MTA had to go ahead and squash it! The subway sign we wrote about earlier today -- the one that spells out FML (a commonly recoginized pop-culture acronym for "Fuck My Life") -- will be changed so that ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Strangeness on a Train

    Annoyance over L train shutdowns, anxiety over what they're for