Soon, Sprint customers won’t have to look longingly at others who are completing calls underground.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting the mobile company and Transit Wireless have finalized a contract to connect their customers at 36 subway stations in midtown and Chelsea by early 2014. The deal also encompasses Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers, since both use Sprint’s wireless network
An envy-inducing underground party is now under investigation by the police, following a write-up of the event on Gothamist.
“Before We Were Ghosts,” a hip guerilla theatre celebration we wish we’d been invited to, occurred in an abandoned subway station last Friday, otherwise known as the longest day of the year.
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Wonders never cease.
One New Yorker has taken the trouble to record a song about Brooklyn’s most hated subway line–the G train–and it blows the TWU’s subway safety PSA right out of the water.
In his tribute to the much-maligned G, musical comedian and apparent crummy-train enthusiast Rob Paravonian calls the line Read More
The police are looking for three subway performers who allegedly attacked a rider in Queens on May 7, according to NY1.
According to police, the performers got into an argument with a 28-year-old man on the F train around 7 pm on May 7. The suspects then attacked the victim, striking his head Read More
take a breath
A group of scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine recently released the first comprehensive study of the microbiological makeup of the New York City subway system. Their finding? The air underground contains pretty much the same amount of human skin microbes (and other stuff) as the air outside.
The study Read More
Poor G train. Nobody loves it. It’s short, it’s unreliable, it has poor personal hygiene. It lives in a bad area. It doesn’t have as much money as those big fancy Manhattan trains. It rarely gets to mingle with other trains, save for a few illicit southern rendezvous with the F train.
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skip the salt
From big soda to big, err, sodium, Nanny Bloomberg usually pulls no punches when it comes to New Yorkers’ health. And while a string of aggressive P.R. campaigns may have failed to halt our chain-smoking, Sprite-guzzling lifestyles, if nothing else, they have provided us with some terrifying subway ads.
These ads include smokers with gruesomely amputated fingers, fat oozing out of soda bottles and sobbing babies born to teen mothers bemoaning their hypothetical lack of high school educations. Help us, Doctor Zizmor!
Apparently, New Yorkers are nicer than you thought they were.
More conscientious passengers than ever before are turning in lost property they’ve found stuffed under the subways and between bus seats, according to the New York Post. The uptick means that more forgetful riders are being reunited with their belongings.
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Straphangers have lost their lives underground at an alarming rate—and if the trend continues, more than 100 New Yorkers will perish by the end of the year. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who sounded the alarm about the startling statistic, wants the MTA to investigate the impending danger.
“Too many people are dying in our Read More
Man Vs. Sandwich
Home of the $5 footlong, Subway has found itself sandwiched between two lawsuits. Three New Jersey men are suing the sandwich giant for defrauded their customers by selling “Footlong” sandwiches that were anything but, according to the NY Post.
Used-car dealer and Subway devotee Jason Leslie of Marboro, NJ, is one of the disatisfied Read More