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Jeremy Soffin

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    New MTA Campaign Asks "What's New?"

    ​We had hoped the MTA would revive Poetry in Motion, a collaborative campaign between the MTA and Poetry Society of America that brought the likes of Dylan Thomas and Emily Dickinson to the New York City subway walls in the early 90s, but not all of our wishes can be granted, especially when i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Rats Reveal the Naiveté of Youth in Housing, Neighborhood

    So young and impressionable.​We've all been new to New York City at one point or another. And whether you experienced your baptism by fire recently or decades ago, you know how it feels to naively choose the "perfect" first apartment only to realize that Murray Hill is actually not where the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Today Barclays-Atlantic Avenue, Tomorrow Disney-Times Square? MTA "Very Open" To Selling Subway Naming Rights

    That resounding "Ewwwww!" you heard emanating from Brooklyn was the sound of locals discovering that as part of Bruce Ratner's revamped deal with the MTA for the Atlantic Yards site, he's set to get naming rights to the Atlantic Avenue subway station. If it's approved by the MTA board tomorrow as ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    MTA Bigwig Likes His Perks

    As average New Yorkers face rising food and fuel costs and looming MTA fare hikes, MTA board member David Mack sure seems to be enjoying his free ride. "Why should I ride and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?" the wealthy real estate developer was quoted as saying when asked yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    A Sobering Plan to End Subway Alcohol Advertising

    It's legal to drink a beer on the LIRR, but it might soon be illegal to advertise them on commuter rail line. A Brooklyn lawmaker says banning alcohol ads would be the first step toward prohibiting the consumption of booze as well. By John DeSio Alcohol advertising might pump much-needed revenue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    The Hudson Railyard Bids Are In

    Photo by hotdogger13 via flickr Five developers submitted proposals on Thursday for the right to build on the 26-acre Hudson Yards, an MTA-owned property on the West Side that once slated to be the home of New York Jets stadium. The site is one of the biggest swaths of land in Manhattan that has n ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Win One for the Gyppers

    With a strong push from city hall, MTA moves the ball for the Jets

  • News

    February 22, 2005

    If They Build It, You'll Pay

    Whether a stadium is built, the Olympics may get off at another stop

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