You Are Not Insane, The New York City Subway Is Getting Worse

It's not all in your head. You aren't going crazy. Each day, as you stand there desperately clinging to a greasy pole, just trying to get to work, and you encounter yet another delay, you can tell yourself that it really is happening. The New York City subway is getting worse. The numbers prove it. » 3/05/15 12:34pm 3/05/15 12:34pm

​Adorable Little Girl Inspires Subway Platform Dance Party

If there's one thing that's immensely tough to do on a subway platform, it's be anywhere near happy. This child inspiring other people to join her in dancing to stompy bluegrass music can only mean one thing: she is the Chosen One. » 12/06/14 4:00pm 12/06/14 4:00pm

Let's Irrationally Obsess Over This Transit System Map of Westeros

You can make all the jokes you want about nerds who overly fixate on their fandom of choice, but every once in awhile, the fans pull out an epic win that none of us can ignore. » 8/11/14 11:50am 8/11/14 11:50am

​The Subway: Your New Home for Romance and Sexist Stereotyping

The subways: So hot right now. For starters, were you aware that your train could, this very minute, be morphing into a hub for romance? Train Spottings, a New York matchmaking service focused on time spent in a fetid metal box, is currently hiring "subway cupids." » 12/03/13 2:30pm 12/03/13 2:30pm

Mystery: Why Is This NYC Subway Experiment Video Making Me Cry?

If you live in New York (or if you've visited enough that you totally know your way around), you've likely noticed that at every subway stop, conductors point at a black and white striped strip. This is something they're required to do in order to ensure that the train stopped in the right place, and I'm sure it gets… » 10/30/13 8:30pm 10/30/13 8:30pm

Your Evening Cry: Couple Adopts Subway Baby, the World Sobs With…

If you're in the market to become a sobbing mess tonight, do we have the thing for you! A story about a couple who finds a one-day old baby at the A/C/E subway exit on Eighth Avenue, and proceeds to adopt him at the urging of some magical, soothsayer judge. » 2/28/13 9:30pm 2/28/13 9:30pm

Gary The Crooning Construction Worker Will Charm The Pants Off Of You

Residents of Manhattan's East side have to constantly deal with the construction that is slowly but surely (fingers crossed) creating the Second Avenue subway line. But a local construction worker from Queens is, as he put it, "trying to give back a little bit." His name is Gary Russo, and he spends his entire lunch… » 8/02/11 3:45pm 8/02/11 3:45pm

Subway Drivers May Strike During Royal Wedding

Bad news for those hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate and William on their wedding day: London subway drivers are threatening to strike due to a dispute over holiday pay, so plan to take your horse-drawn pumpkin carriage instead. » 1/11/11 5:20pm 1/11/11 5:20pm

On The Town!

Former Miss Subways - young women whose pictures were featured in New York subway cars from 1941-1977 - gathered for a reunion yesterday. They declared the current MTA "a mess." [Gothamist, NYP] » 4/22/09 6:40pm 4/22/09 6:40pm

A mobile program created by a Japanese video-game developer that allows women to ward off gropers has just become the seventh-most downloaded cellphone application. By pressing on an "anger icon" on the cellphone screen, women can flash the following messages at guys getting a little too close for comfort around:… » 10/24/07 11:45am 10/24/07 11:45am