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Afternoon Bulletin: The End Is Nigh for MetroCards, Verizon Workers Strike and More

36,000 Verizon employees throughout the East Coast went on strike Wednesday after two labor unions failed to settle grievances with the company. The issue stems from the company’s potential new contract that cuts employee pensions and outsource jobs. 471 more words


Taiwan ignites controversy by featuring porn star on metro cards

Taiwan has some very … uhm … particular ideas about what constitutes a fun design for its public transport cards. The cards, used for the country’s capital Taipei’s bus and metro network will feature photos of Yui Hatano, a famous Japanese porn actress. 101 more words

Arts And Culture

Brooklyn artist turns MetroCards into masterpieces

NEW YORK – Carlos Pinto is always on the lookout for pieces of New York City and he never passes up an expired MetroCard.

His art is also an act of recycling. 80 more words