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May 12, 2014
I personally think that if I were in charge of the government, I would index the minimum wage to inflation so that way everybody knows what they can count on. The employees know they’re going to get increases on a regular basis. The management knows that they’re going to have to pay a little bit more with inflation. It just seems much more sensible and fair to me. I don’t know why it hasn’t been done like that. I would do it that way because in the long, long run it’s going to approximate the change in inflation.
Subway CEO Fred DeLuca • Offering a somewhat sensible take on the minimum wage debate. (That said, in the very next question, the sub giant is accused of severely underpaying its workers, which DeLuca emphasized was a store-level problem that the franchise-heavy company itself has been trying to work on.)
11:46 // 4 months ago
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
January 23, 2013
14:10 // 1 year ago
January 17, 2013
nypost:

New York Post cover for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Another day, another Subway scandal for the Post.

nypost:

New York Post cover for Thursday, January 17, 2013

Another day, another Subway scandal for the Post.

9:53 // 1 year ago
December 12, 2012
hypervocal:

Surely this New York Post cover isn’t as unapologetically appalling as the NYC subway snuff film that graced the cover eight days ago, and this won’t get the same instinctual rebuke that cover did. But what’s up at the Post? When did they become Faces of Death? Go back to sex sells — this is ugly.
MORE HERE.

The New York Post: You hear about the deaths we were unable to stop, twelve hours after they happen. Seriously, WTF guys?

hypervocal:

Surely this New York Post cover isn’t as unapologetically appalling as the NYC subway snuff film that graced the cover eight days ago, and this won’t get the same instinctual rebuke that cover did. But what’s up at the Post? When did they become Faces of Death? Go back to sex sells — this is ugly.

MORE HERE.

The New York Post: You hear about the deaths we were unable to stop, twelve hours after they happen. Seriously, WTF guys?

9:04 // 1 year ago
December 4, 2012

A suspect has been questioned in the case of Ni-Suck Han, the man controversially pictured, just prior to being fatally struck by a subway, by the New York Post today. 

21:06 // 1 year ago
theatlantic:

Who Let This Man Die on the Subway?

If there’s enough time to capture a dying man’s last moments before getting hit by an oncoming train that’s that worthy of a tabloid cover, couldn’t the photographer have lent a hand? 

[Image: New York Post]

"I didn’t think about [the perp] until after. In that moment, I just wanted to warn the train — to try and save a life." The photographer claims he took a photo, using flash, in an effort to warn the driver, which has drawn criticism.

theatlantic:

Who Let This Man Die on the Subway?

If there’s enough time to capture a dying man’s last moments before getting hit by an oncoming train that’s that worthy of a tabloid cover, couldn’t the photographer have lent a hand? 

[Image: New York Post]

"I didn’t think about [the perp] until after. In that moment, I just wanted to warn the train — to try and save a life." The photographer claims he took a photo, using flash, in an effort to warn the driver, which has drawn criticism.

10:11 // 1 year ago
November 8, 2012
wnyc:

The subway comes back, in GIF. 
datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.


Great graphic — one that shows the speed of the recovery. 

wnyc:

The subway comes back, in GIF. 

datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.

Great graphic — one that shows the speed of the recovery. 

13:33 // 1 year ago
October 31, 2012
gawkercom:

The Subway Is Back (Sorta)
As of tomorrow, mass rail transit is kinda returning to New York City!
The upshot, basically, is:
You can get from the Bronx to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to the Bronx.
You can get from Queens to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to Queens. 
You can kinda get around Queens and the Bronx
You can get east to west in north and central Brooklyn, and 
from central Brooklyn to parts of South Brooklyn, and vice versa. 
If you want to go between Brooklyn and Manhattan you can take one of three shuttle busses, running from, respectively, Atlantic Center, Jay Street and Hewes St. and all going to 57th and Lexington Ave.
Here is a map:
Read More

The slow crawl back to normalcy continues. Good luck, New Yorkers.

gawkercom:

The Subway Is Back (Sorta)

As of tomorrow, mass rail transit is kinda returning to New York City!

The upshot, basically, is:

  • You can get from the Bronx to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to the Bronx.
  • You can get from Queens to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to Queens. 
  • You can kinda get around Queens and the Bronx
  • You can get east to west in north and central Brooklyn, and 
  • from central Brooklyn to parts of South Brooklyn, and vice versa. 
  • If you want to go between Brooklyn and Manhattan you can take one of three shuttle busses, running from, respectively, Atlantic Center, Jay Street and Hewes St. and all going to 57th and Lexington Ave.

Here is a map:

Read More

The slow crawl back to normalcy continues. Good luck, New Yorkers.

14:53 // 1 year ago