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Mass Transportation Administration and its Discontents

Boston, Paris, London of course. Who would have though Bucharest too. I believe I rode the ring in Moscow. St Petersburg/Leningrad/Petrograd. Prague yes, long before it was cool and Budapest before they cleaned the bullet holes and sand patched the holes from the uprising in ’57. 974 more words


Brooklyn man ticketed for fare beating despite paying, being waved in by subway worker

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) —  It was March 10th and Joshua Chaves had just completed his first two weeks in New York, having made the move from North Carolina to Brooklyn. 591 more words


Afternoon Bulletin: NYPD Boss Spends $60K on Zumba Studio for Cops

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Personnel Michael Julian just spent $60,000 to convert a printing room into a Zumba dance studio at Police Headquarters. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton was given a tour of the studio, but wasn’t too pleased with the renovation. 419 more words

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Second Avenue Subway, continues in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

As mentioned yesterday, one managed to attach himself to the press tour offered by the estimable MTA Press Office of its under construction facilities of the Second Avenue Subway project. 545 more words


Copper thieves vandalize train tracks

HOWARD BEACH, Queens (PIX11) — Transit crews will be working along the line Wednesday night after copper thieves snatched 500 feet of wire.

Thieves vandalized cable along the A line subway tracks near Howard Beach, according to the MTA media office. 293 more words


NYC pays 'invisible fare' to run MTA, comptroller says

NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — New York City residents are paying an “invisible fare” of $130 a month per household to run the MTA, Comptroller Scott Stringer said Tuesday. 287 more words


Who can guess...

Lords and Ladies, the Second Avenue Subway project…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Lucky, that’s me.

Persistent, that’s me as well, and I’ve been bugging/begging the MTA to allow me to wave the camera around at the Second Avenue Subway project for quite a little while now. 890 more words