The MTA has issued several service changes for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, from Tuesday, December 24 through Thursday, January 2.
Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on several of the city’s subway lines. The MTA is advising customers to allow for extra travel time if they rely on any of these trains.
The daughter of the Elmhurst man killed when he was pushed onto the subway tracks of a Midtown station in December is suing the MTA, according to reports. Ki Suck Han’s 20-year-old daughter, Ashley, filed suit in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. Han, 58, was struck by a Brooklyn bound “R” train on December 3 at [...]
BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Some of the city’s restaurants are saying so long to high sodium. Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced the results of a national initiative to reduce the amount of sodium in pre-packaged and restaurant foods. Twenty-one food companies and restaurants – including Subway, Goya, Heinz, Au Bon Pan, Kraft and Starbucks – met [...]
MTA considers installing sliding doors to prevent deaths, injuries The MTA will reconsider installing sliding doors on some subway platforms to prevent riders from getting killed or injured by trains, a top official told the Daily News. Fifty-four people this year have met their bloody ends on the tracks — a five-year high at more [...]
New Yorkers will once again be paying more to ride public transportation beginning next year. The MTA board passed all of Chair Joe Lhota’s recommendations at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, December 19 bumping fares and tolls across all MTA services. The base fare on Metrocards will rise a quarter to $2.50, seven-day passes will go [...]
Subway slay suspect says he heard voices before shoving Queens father to his death The vagrant charged with killing a Queens father said he heard voices in his head just moments before the horrific crime. “I heard, ‘Naeem, he’s coming again. He’s coming again. You gotta do something.’ I kept hearing voices like that,” Naeem Davis [...]
Rockaway residents still without subway service into Manhattan will now be able to make it off the peninsula and onto the island via a temporary ferry service set to begin Monday. The ferry, announced today by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak, will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel [...]
Extensive flooding in the city’s subway system continues to knock out service with no timetable for trains to be up and running. “The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night. Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on our entire transportation system,” said [...]
Subway, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain, opened its newest location at Sky View Center, the 800,000-square-foot, multi-level regional mall in downtown Flushing. “The addition of Subway to Sky View Center emphasizes our commitment to providing the Flushing community with a variety of restaurant and retail establishments,” said Michael Dana, president of Onex Real Estate [...]