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August 4, 2013

Here’s what riding the NYC subway was like in 1905. Take a retro ride from Union Square to Grand Central, guys.

19:47 // 1 year ago
April 28, 2013
ilovecharts:

Inequality and New York’s Subway [article]

Smart idea for an infographic. Whenever an image gets you to interact with a serious topic in a smart way, take a step back and think about why it’s so effective. That’s where the lessons are.

ilovecharts:

Inequality and New York’s Subway [article]

Smart idea for an infographic. Whenever an image gets you to interact with a serious topic in a smart way, take a step back and think about why it’s so effective. That’s where the lessons are.

(via upworthy)

15:26 // 1 year ago
December 29, 2012
The defendant is accused of committing what is every subway commuter’s nightmare. Being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train.
Richard Brown, district attorney for borough of Queens • Speaking in an interview about Erika Menendez, the Bronx woman who has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pushing 46-year-old Sunando Sen onto the subway tracks as a train approached. Brown characterized Menendez’s remarks to police, “in sum and substance,” as: “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.” Officials claim Menenedez conflated the Muslim and Hindu faiths in her statement to the police — Sen himself was an Indian-born Hindu. source 
19:01 // 1 year ago
December 27, 2012
23:48 // 1 year ago
November 3, 2012

Update: The slow recovery from Sandy — including power outages

  • 80% of the NYC subway system is working again, and Manhattan is reconnected with Brooklyn and Queens once more.
  • 5,800 Manhattan residents are still without power, though many residents regained power yesterday afternoon.
  • 2.4M other people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut still were waiting to get their power turned back on, but this number was declining. source
13:33 // 1 year ago
October 28, 2012
wnyc:

Status check: Wondering what’s going on on public transit near you? DataNews & Transportation Nation’s new Transit Tracker automatically checks and reports.
Click through for an updated version. And just in case you’ve managed to miss them, here are all of our free, embeddable Hurricane Sandy resources. Embed. Share. Be informed. 
Sandy Tracker | Transit Tracker | NYC Evacuation Zones | Storm Surge Zones In NY/NJ  

WNYC has been doing a thorough job of covering the storm.

wnyc:

Status check: Wondering what’s going on on public transit near you? DataNews & Transportation Nation’s new Transit Tracker automatically checks and reports.

Click through for an updated version. 

And just in case you’ve managed to miss them, here are all of our free, embeddable Hurricane Sandy resources. Embed. Share. Be informed. 

Sandy Tracker | Transit Tracker | NYC Evacuation Zones | Storm Surge Zones In NY/NJ  

WNYC has been doing a thorough job of covering the storm.

12:53 // 1 year ago
September 26, 2012
Controversial anti-Islam NYC Subway ads draw expected response
Remember conservative blogger Pamela Geller? Oh yeah, her. Well, her organization released these ads all over the New York subway system to tell people how awful Islam is. (FWIW, the NYC subway system only allowed them to run after going to court over the ads.) Understandably, people reacted strongly, defacing them and covering them with stickers that say things like “RACIST.” You can see why they might do that considering the content of the ads. Well, it looks like these protests have led to an arrest — and it was actually someone sort of famous. Well-known Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy was arrested for spraying graffiti on one of these ads Tuesday evening. “I’m an Egyptian-American and I refuse hate,” she said in a video of her arrest. (photo via Mondoweiss)

Controversial anti-Islam NYC Subway ads draw expected response

Remember conservative blogger Pamela Geller? Oh yeah, her. Well, her organization released these ads all over the New York subway system to tell people how awful Islam is. (FWIW, the NYC subway system only allowed them to run after going to court over the ads.) Understandably, people reacted strongly, defacing them and covering them with stickers that say things like “RACIST.” You can see why they might do that considering the content of the ads. Well, it looks like these protests have led to an arrest — and it was actually someone sort of famous. Well-known Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy was arrested for spraying graffiti on one of these ads Tuesday evening. “I’m an Egyptian-American and I refuse hate,” she said in a video of her arrest. (photo via Mondoweiss)

0:07 // 1 year ago
November 18, 2010
Two dudes floated NYC-Subway-under-Hudson-River idea first
Know what’s awesome? When you offer up a crazy idea to make people’s lives easier, it gets ignored, and then, all of a sudden, The New York Times is playing it up as a lead headline. Such is the life of Steve Lanset and Ralph Braskett, who floated the idea of putting a NYC Subway tunnel under the Hudson River a whole five years before Michael Bloomberg got to the idea. source
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Know what’s awesome? When you offer up a crazy idea to make people’s lives easier, it gets ignored, and then, all of a sudden, The New York Times is playing it up as a lead headline. Such is the life of Steve Lanset and Ralph Braskett, who floated the idea of putting a NYC Subway tunnel under the Hudson River a whole five years before Michael Bloomberg got to the idea. source

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0:13 // 3 years ago