Perhaps MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is looking for the old "fare-hike bump."
The MTA voted to accept Lhota's fare-hike proposal this morning, and Lhota announced his resignation as chairman -- generating speculation that he will run for the Republican nomination in the 2013 New York City mayoral race.
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"This is bullshit," a Hispanic twenty-something said. Fidgeting, he looked at the subway entrance, then to his phone, then down the block to the ever-growing line of tired commuters, then back to his phone. "It's my girl's birthday. I'm supposed to go see her." He took one last glance toward the ent ... More >>
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority claims to be strapped for cash and plans to pass its money problems onto consumers by raising subway and bus fares in March. It also hopes to increase the toll on the Verrazano Bridge from $13 to $15. So how could an agency with a 2012 operating budget of $9 ... More >>
A greenhouse-turned-lounge, tucked under the Metro-North Railroad, sounds like a strange location for a night out on the town, but that's exactly what lures visitors to Moscow 57.Part of a weekly summer pop-up event series, Moscow 57 is the brainchild of Ellen Kaye. If she sounds familiar, it's beca ... More >>
greenhouse-turned-lounge, tucked under the Metro-North Railroad, sounds
like a strange location for a night out on the town, but that's exactly
what lures visitors to Moscow 57.Part of a weekly summer pop-up
event series, Moscow 57 is the brainchild of Ellen Kaye. If she
sounds familiar, it's ... More >>
Ever felt like your daily commute -- that dark, pneumatic-like trip under the city via metallic cylinder, shared with a bunch of strangers of questionable sanity -- seemed a little soulless?
If so, the MTA has some good news for you!
Polonia's borscht with meat dumplings is so good, you'll want to swim in it.
Like the primordial ooze our ancestors crawled out of, soup is a nourishing, regenerative fluid. And when the weather turns cold, there's nothing more revivifying than a great potage - even coming out of a can, it ... More >>
The MTA is out $110 million, reports the New York Post, thanks to Hurricane (later, Tropical Storm) Irene. That breaks down into $50 million to fix Metro-North's damaged Port Jervis line, $10 million spent on shuttle buses that ran as the line was down, and $50 million in operating costs, inc ... More >>
The New York University graduate who berated a Metro-North conductor for simply asking her to quiet down and quit using foul language is seeking PR help, but Hermon Raju's letter requesting image assistance, as obtained by the Daily News' Gatecrasher, only makes her look worse. Predictably, s ... More >>
It was a bang-bang murder and arrest during yesterday afternoon's rush hour. A 27-year-old East Harlem man was quickly chased down yesterday afternoon for allegedly shooting another man to death under the Metro North tracks at 128th and Park Avenue as commuter trains rumbled overhead. Dead is Jos ... More >>
Pretty much all the New York papers are covering the latest MTA HORROR: This time, a door that didn't close on a Metro-North train running from New Canaan, Connecticut, to Grand Central Station. It was open nearly all the way from 125th Street to GCT! Somebody might have gotten hurt! (We presume the ... More >>
Officials are moving forward with plans to replace the dated bar cars on Metro-North Railroad's Connecticut trains with new cars that look more like a sit-down pubs on wheels.
[Wall Street Journal]
VinPerfect, a new type of screw cap that regulates air into the wine bottle, joins the synthet ... More >>
Yahoo, in cooperation with the Times Square Alliance, today commences free WiFi in Times Square, which will be in place for a year. We haven't sampled it yet, and remember having trouble grabbing a signal when CBS tried it in a big block of midtown in 2007, but Bryant Park's been successfully ... More >>