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Politicians push to grade MTA subway stations
Politicians push to grade MTA subway stations
News Ruben Muniz 5/31/2012 at 1:57PM

If the city council has its way, you may soon know how clean – or dirty – your subway is. Councilmembers have proposed a plan to rate all 468 subway stations in New York City, similar to the grading system used for the city’s restaurants. The MTA, however, has publicly rejected the plan to grade a system [...]

‘Beats’ headphone thefts on the rise throughout NYC
News Jay Lane 5/07/2012 at 12:22PM

The city’s thugs have a new favorite to go with their stolen iPhones—stolen Dr. Dre headphones. The legendary rapper’s pricey, high-tech headphones, called “Beats by Dr. Dre,” are the new rage among bandits because they’re seen as “status symbols,” a police source said. Although they have yet to dethrone the iPhone as thieves’ top target, [...]

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Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges
Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges
News Jay Lane 2/16/2012 at 9:34AM

Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Indicted On Federal Wire Fraud Charges City Comptroller John Liu was dealt a major blow on Wednesday as a fundraiser for his campaign, Xing Wu Pan, was indicted on federal wire fraud charges just one day before the comptroller’s first major public policy speech. Pan, also known as Oliver Pan, was [...]

Detective who killed thug in shootout says it was ‘just instinct’
Detective who killed thug in shootout says it was ‘just instinct’
News Jay Lane 2/15/2012 at 2:41PM

Detective who killed thug in shootout says it was ‘just instinct’ The NYPD detective who shot and killed a thug in a Harlem subway station yesterday, despite being shot in the arm, said today that he simply reacted. “It was just instinct more than anything,” Queens Detective Kevin Herlihy told The Post. Herlihy said “it’s [...]

Survey sees ‘good,’ ‘bad’ and ‘ugly’ of subways
News Billy Rennison 2/13/2012 at 2:13PM

For those heading into the subway, a can of paint and a light bulb may be of more use than a MetroCard. In its inaugural “State of the Station Platforms” survey, the Straphangers Campaign found subway stations with peeling paint, graffiti and cracked floors — but the findings were not all negative. “We found the [...]