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Beware of the closing doors: Which NYC subway ads bother you the most?

Given the uproar surrounding the latest round of MTA fare increases, it’s reasonable that New York City trains, buses and subways be used as advertising space to generate revenue. In general, staring at a print advertisement for a few minutes … Continue reading

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C subway line: the worst in New York City?

It’s one of the hottest spots in New York City. Temperatures soar and sweat runs down your back. Spots to sit are sparse, and after a long day, your knees ache from the wait itself. Meanwhile, the smell of stale … Continue reading

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Cell Phones on NYC Subways: Advancing Mankind or Advancing Annoyance?

Transit Wireless, the networking company contracted by the MTA,  secured deals last week with AT&T and T-Mobile, and started laying the groundwork for cell phone service on NYC subways.  Within 2 years, networking will be available on 6 testing sites … Continue reading

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Disappearing subway workers worry New York City commuters

Agent by agent, booth by booth, New York City subway stations are getting a little more deserted. Sabrina Greenwood agrees. Greenwood worked as an M.T.A. station agent until she was laid off on Aug. 13, 2010. Now, commuters are worried … Continue reading

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The Three Creepiest Types of People in New York City

Upon my decision to move to the “Big City,” I was continuously forewarned that New York was full of “creeps:” my parents, friends and even acquaintances cautioned me against the cloying nature of some New Yorkers. However, out of the … Continue reading

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Manic Street Preachers: Sermons from the Subway

 Being in your apartment is like being in a cocoon – you are insulated against people intent on pushing you, screaming at you, brushing you, falling on you, stepping on you. Once you are on a subway train, you … Continue reading

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