Posts Tagged ‘mta’

The Heidelberg’s Hail Mary

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

The view of the 2nd Ave. subway line construction site from the Heidleberg bar. ICONIC SECOND AVENUE BUSINESSES STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL WITH SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION The polished floors, brand new tables, restored 90-year-old paintings and modern updates to the historic Heidelberg restaurant seem to indicate a run-of-the-mill renovation, something that happens in the normal course of operating a business. But if you look closely at the gleaming hardwood and peek [&hellip
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Blast Rocks Second Avenue

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Inside the Second Ave. subway excavation. Via Wiki Commons On the otherwise calm afternoon of Tuesday, Aug. 21, what was supposed to be a controlled underground blast blew rocks and debris into the streets at East 72nd Street and Second Avenue, terrifying residents and damaging a storefront. The explosion occurred as part of the Second Avenue Subway construction, and the next day, MTA officials [&hellip
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State Court Declares MTA Tax Unconstitutional

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by peterkreder, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   A State Supreme Court justice has overturned a tariff meant to bolster income for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The tariff, called the metropolitan commuter transportation mobility tax, requires employers in all 12 New York counties served by the public transportation provider to contribute 34 cents to M.T.A. for every $100 in [&hellip
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MTA Apologizes for Upper East Side Explosion

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town

Yesterday afternoon, what was supposed to be a controlled blast underground blew rocks and debris in the street on East 72nd Street and Second Avenue, terrifying residents and damaging a storefront. The explosion occurred as part of the Second Avenue Subway construction, and today MTA officials said that they’re putting a moratorium on all work [&hellip
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MTA Employees Fake Subway Inspection, Possibly Endanger Passengers

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Offenders charged for tampering with public records In an ongoing chain of MTA laziness, ten MTA employees have been charged with filing fake subway inspections, the Daily News and other news outlets report. “Failing to properly inspect the subway system can lead to delays in service and, potentially, endanger the safety of subway riders,” District Attorney [&hellip
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DeKalb Station Survives Fire

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by David Shankbone, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   A fire beneath a subway tunnel just north of DeKalb Avenue station caused line delays and closures Tuesday evening. The two-alarm blaze began around 3 p.m., and was caused by a shorted cable beneath a manhole, according to FDNY. Authorities removed power from the station as firefighters arrived on the scene [&hellip
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C Tops List as the Worst Line in the City

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_CTrain1 copy by Paul Bisceglio Have a favorite subway line? So does the New York Public Interest Research Group, whose Straphangers Campaign released its annual State of the Subway report last week. The report ranks subway lines from best to worst by compiling MTA New York City Transit data from 2011 in six categories: amount of scheduled [&hellip
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Subway Olympics: Which is NYC’s Best Line?

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

By Paul Bisceglio   Have a favorite subway line? So does the New York Public Interest Research Group, whose Straphangers Campaign released its annual State of the Subway report this week. The report ranks subway lines from best to worst by compiling 2011 MTA New York City Transit data on  in six categories: amount of [&hellip
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