There is, apparently, one train car on the New Haven line of Metro-North that has a secret. A secret called "Wi-Fi." Via Second Avenue Sagas, the MTA is keeping mum about which car it is because service is "not ready for prime time." Of course, it would be easy enough for a person to identify ... More >>
If you're a Metro-North commuter, the MTA will now text you train schedules and other important information as to the status of your ride. Well, not the MTA, exactly: A technology company named CooCoo is providing the service updates, which are already available for Long Island Rail Road cust ... More >>
via ScoutingNYThe website Scouting New York has photos of what appears to be a rather apocalyptic 150-foot hole, approximately 15 stories deep, smack dab in the middle of the sidewalk between 36th and 37th Street on Park Avenue. A tipster says he thinks it's a ventilation shaft for the LIRR c ... More >>
image via am New YorkToday is the day that we've all been hating in advance for months now: The day that the dreaded MTA fare increases go into effect. That means that your 7-Day Unlimited card is now $29, your 30-Day Unlimited gets a 17% increase to $104, and your 7-Day Express Bus pass is n ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 2, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 51 Young-at-Heart Mets Wait Till This Year! by Michael C.D. Macdonald The first game ever played at Shea Stadium had proved to be my last visit with the Mets. Feeling apart from the "new breed" of mid-sub ... More >>
Here's how she beat the racket.
According to the Post, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is asking for bids from service providers to make high-speed wireless internet available to riders on Metro-North and LIRR commuter trains serving Westchester, Connecticut and Long Island. The final plan may or may not be free to non- ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 15, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 48 The Dodgers: Triumph Of the Nebbish By Stan Fischler The Los Angeles Dodgers are Herbie Flam and don't even know it. Perhaps it's better that way. Herbie Flam, like the Dodgers, was born in Brook ... More >>
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy made a public showing of reconciliation today. As we wrote last month, Gillibrand is hardly the raging conservative the left initially tried to make her out to be. But as a gun owner and darling of the NRA, she was treated by some ... More >>
Upstate congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is packing her NRA-approved guns and heading to D.C. to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, according to various media outlets. Other Democrats may not like it, but they can blame Caroline Kennedy, the princess who turned her own coach into a pumpkin. ... More >>
Straphangers are inconvenienced by the MTA all the time. This is especially true on the weekends, when construction-based service interruption after service interruption can turn a 10-minute commute into an hour-long, three-transfer horror show. The people of Long Island City, faced with an upc ... More >>
Unconventional swordplay and vamping, plus blind items that will make you go blind
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
An outbreak of paranoia (and lint) sweeps the city
Tyler Eison turns pit bull pups into deadly weapons
The speaker has cash, backersand a low rank in polls. What gives?
The city's $7 billion-a-year property tax gapno wonder we're broke
Many builders dislike the West Side stadium. Only one says so out loud.
Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?
Does the Voice Whispering in Mark Greens Ear Have His Own Agenda?
Nearly Everyone Now Has a Mobile Phone. Convenience? Curse?
Minor-League Ball Flourishes in the Shadow of the Mets and Yanks