Remember last month when Mayor Mike Bloomberg was really really angry over the state legislature's failure to deal with soaring MTA fare hikes? When he wanted us all to call up and, in our best Peter Finch "Network" imitation rant, tell those rascals in Albany that "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not goin ... More >>
The Times tells us today about feral parrots. Wait -- feral? You mean like the old ladies who owned them said Polly want a cracker? and the parrots said NO Polly don't want a goddamn cracker, bit their faces and flew out the window? No, on closer inspection they mean the Quaker parrots we mentione ... More >>
Back in February it looked like bridge tolls were going to save us from the MTA Doomsday budget. But in March the tolls were tabled, and the MTA started lining up a crappier subway with $2.50 fares.
But hark! What do we hear from Albany? They're talking about tolls again. Some modifications are bei ... More >>
The MTA's Doomsday Budget, which raises all our fares and passed the finance committee Monday, is expected to be approved today. Transportation Alternatives is staging a "Call-a-Thon" this morning at Union Square to get citizens to ring the MTA and denounce the plan. Even Mayor Bloomberg had an awk ... More >>
The train has left the station. Photo (cc) Annie Mole.
Well, that's that. Starting May 31: Single fare MetroCards go from $2.00 to $2.50. 7-Days from $25 to $31. 14-Days from $47 to $59. 30-Days from $81 to $103.
Norman Seabrook was the only member of the MTA board who voted against it.
On the ... More >>
Oh, and now the mayor wants bikes off the subway. "They are just too big, particularly at rush hour," he said on his Friday morning WNYC radio show. Well, yeah, since the cars got so freaking crowded. Bloomberg is normally a cycling enthusiast: he turned Manhattan avenues into a bike path last summ ... More >>
The MTA advises motorists that between 11:30 p.m. tonight March 23 and 2 o'clock tomorrow the next day, the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic, as ten Asian elephants, nine horses and three ponies from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be marching through it. The b ... More >>