Will the Hudson Yards

Will the Hudson Yards "Thrill Device" really make you crap your pants?

In this week's odd architecture news, Related Companies president Jay Cross reportedly surprised guests at a real estate luncheon recently by boasting that the second tower in the…

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MTA Developing App to Let Riders Purchase Paperless Tickets from Their Smartphones

MTA Developing App to Let Riders Purchase Paperless Tickets from Their Smartphones

You may never have to wait in line for train tickets again if the Metropolitan Transit Authority's new plan to convert Metro-North and Long Island Railroad trains to a paperless…

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Musical Subway Turnstile System Could Turn Commutes into Mini Symphonies

Musical Subway Turnstile System Could Turn Commutes into Mini Symphonies

Bored straphangers may be in for an acoustic treat on their commutes if James Murphy has his way. The DJ, producer, and former front man for LCD Soundsystem has devised a program that…

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Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

It’s only been a few weeks since New York dug itself out from under the first Polar Vortex and now the snow has begun to fall once again. The National Weather Service issued a…

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MTA Planning to Get Rid of MetroCards by 2019

MTA Planning to Get Rid of MetroCards by 2019

In just a few years, NYC's iconic yellow MetroCards may be just as obsolete as the subway tokens of yore (remember those?). Word on the street is that the MTA has decided to phase the…

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See When Your Train Will Arrive in Real Time with MTA's Weekender App

See When Your Train Will Arrive in Real Time with MTA's Weekender App

Planning a weekend subway trip in New York City just got a whole lot easier thanks to an upgrade of the MTA's Weekender app that displays real-time train arrival information for all 154…

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Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Mayor de Blasio shovels his sidewalk in Brooklyn. Winter storm Hercules is in full effect today, and New Yorkers have been braving teeth-chattering temps and several inches of snow.…

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MTA Announces Winners of App Quest Competition to Help New Yorkers Better Navigate the City

MTA Announces Winners of App Quest Competition to Help New Yorkers Better Navigate the City

The City Mapper app Most New Yorkers know how to navigate the subway system, but even the most seasoned straphanger has been thrown for a loop once or twice. To make trips easier…

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It's been a long week full of rather sad news, so here's a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q…

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First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

Hudson Yards is currently a predominantly blank space on the west side on Manhattan above 33rd Street, but is set to become a bright spot in the city with lots of new amenities. The…

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UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

As Hurricane Irene heads towards us, New York City will shut down the entire mass transit system beginning at noon on Saturday. This includes bus, subway, and railroad service. The…

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Artists Upcycle 1,300 MetroCards into Mini Works of Art

Artists Upcycle 1,300 MetroCards into Mini Works of Art

Curators/artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan's "Single Fare" show upcycles 1,300 MetroCards into tiny works of art.

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