New York, under the direction of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, is set to give $2 billion to Amazon, one of the richest corporations in the world, for the honor of letting them destroy Queens. The Amazon deal, and the completely undemocratic way Cuomo plans to implement it, is shameful enough. But…
A white commuter on the Long Island Rail Road started hurling racial slurs at two black passengers who he said were talking “too loudly.”
When it was first rumored that actress and activist Cynthia Nixon might challenge Andrew Cuomo, the governor laughed it off. On a conference call with reporters earlier this month, Cuomo said that “if it’s just about name recognition, I’m hoping that Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Billy Joel don’t get into the race.”…
My first encounter with sexual assault coincided with another traumatic event. I was 12 years old when the Twin Towers fell, and two days later, I returned to Hunter College High School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The dust hadn’t settled, and the city scrambled to find some semblance of normalcy. Later, New…
The summer is hot and the trains are stopped. As you sit on a stalled subway train somewhere deep underground, enjoy our newest installment of people from inside the MTA telling you exactly what is wrong with the MTA.
Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?
Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.
While activists in New York are ramping up efforts to close the notorious Rikers Island prison, three design students are taking on a more modest goal: help people find it on a subway map.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority, the operating body that oversees New York City public transportation, is removing subway ads from Amalgamated Bank that call for a $15 minimum wage, Crain's New York Business reports. The MTA says they ads are in violation of a six-month-old rule against political advertisements.