One of the few things I enjoy about riding the subway in New York City are the occasional moments of grace demonstrated between passengers. These typically come in the form of someone giving up their seat to allow the less able-bodied to sit—usually an elderly person or a pregnant woman. Witnessing such acts always…
On Monday, at around 1:20 pm, a woman waiting on an subway platform in Times Square was pushed in front of southbound 1 train and killed.
Since the MTA started threatening to shut down the L train to make repairs on damage from Hurricane Sandy, there’s been a flurry of panic from some of the the wealthier residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Now the date is set, and they just can’t believe that they’ll have to get on a crowded hourlong bus ride every…
In news that is almost as horrifying as the prospect of watching a rat king mate with another rat king, a 48-year old woman was subjected to numerous third-degree burns after she fell off of a subway platform in the Bronx and onto the fabled electrically charged third rail on Tuesday morning.
Today, would-be president Hillary Clinton took a little trip on the New York City subway. But it was actually a repeat performance: In March 1992, during her husband’s campaign, she hopped aboard the 1 train en route for an appearance in Greenwich Village. As you can see, this was during the headband years.
Some positive news for accident-prone New Yorkers who love heels: Those annoying subway sidewalk grates that you either have to walk around, teeter over, or risk slipping into are getting a stiletto-friendly makeover.
Thinx and New York City’s MTA have found common ground in their week-long public fight over period panty advertisements on the subway.
Earlier this week, the “period-proof” panties company Thinx and New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority seemed to be at odds over the use of the word “period” in some new subway ads. Now the MTA has retreated a bit—the flailing corporation just takes forever to make decisions.
New York City has rules for their subway ads, which can’t look too racy. And a set of new ads by Thinx, a company peddling knickers for women who’d like the option of forgoing pads and tampons during menstruation, have proven to be just too much for NYC’s (inconsistently) prim sensibilities.
The New York Police Department is looking for any leads on a man that’s been accused of masturbating on a crowded train last week. The woman who reached out to the NYPD with a complaint claims that the man jerked it behind a hat to completion on her morning commute. Also, there’s video.
Late last year, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority began placing ads asking its male customers to stop spreading their legs on busses and subways. Though the campaign has received a fair share of criticism over its production cost, Emily Hopkins of Bitch Magazine discovered that the most dramatic reactions…
The ongoing campaign to combat manspreading and other offenses isn't the MTA's first attempt to encourage polite behavior on public transit. Did you know that back in the early 60s, the subways were once plastered with admonitions from "Etti-Cat"?
Hey jerks! Stop acting like the subway is your bathroom! Or your living room! Because it ain't, alright! This is essentially the latest push for New York City subway ads and some of them are astounding. No nail clipping? On a train? Who does that?
A recent campaign to stop the phenomenon known as "manspreading" on New York's transportation system has men's rights organizations in a tizzy, especially in Canada, where one "advocacy group" is demanding men be allowed to spread their legs as far and wide as they want to to avoid a pain more awful than anything…
Dudes who ride the subways with their legs spread so wide you start to wonder whether perhaps they are shelling ghost peas into an invisible 55-gallon drum are an annoying fixture on public transit. What happens when someone calls them on their space-taking?
I have testicles, they're fairly sizeable (physically, not metaphorically), and they don't need a separate seat on the subway. In fact, no matter how big someone's balls are (again, speaking from a purely physical standpoint), they will never need an extra seat. Yet some men continue to sit on the train as though they…
Bravo tried to get cheeky with the ads for its upcoming show, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, which blared "Go Find Yourself" alongside star Lisa Edelstein holding out her ring finger, bird-flipping style. But when they tried to place them on public transit in LA and New York, they were promptly denied.
New York City's bed bug scare is not over. The little bloodsuckers are reportedly spreading across the city via the subway system — and it's not just the N train.
If you live in a city with a mass transit system as sprawling as that of New York City, then you know that all sorts of things can screw up service (weather, passengers holding the doors, disembodied human heads), but has the reason ever been this cute? Late Thursday morning, the Metropolitan Transit Authority was…