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Residents Call Subway Construction Breeding Ground for Crime

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

James KelleherIMG_9381 But police statistics show a decrease around Second Avenue   By Amanda Woods Following the recent report of a young woman who was stabbed in broad daylight on East 86th Street near Second Avenue, some Upper East Side residents and business owners are concerned that the ongoing subway construction makes the avenue more dangerous and prone to [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&hellip
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Major MTA Restorations, Expansions in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

by Adel Manoukian It’s long-awaited good news for Brooklynites and Manhattan residents. State Senator Daniel Squadron announced today that the MTA has made many service expansions and restorations in the two boroughs. The MTA will create a brand new Brooklyn Tech Triangle bus route which the senator and stakeholders will lead the effort for. Other [&hellip
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MTA Driver Catches Girl in Three Story Fall [Video]

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

Picture 1 By Paul Bisceglio   If you’re looking to restore your faith in humanity, look no further than this video of Stephen St. Bernard, 52, catching a seven-year-old girl on Monday after she fell from her family’s third floor apartment in Brooklyn. [Video courtesy of http://nbcnewyork.com.] NBC New York reports that the MTA city bus driver [&hellip
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MTA Police Officer Stabbed by “Emotionally Disturbed” Man in Queens

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

MTA police officer John Barnett was stabbed at 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning in Queens, before shooting and killing his assailant, reports Fox NY.  The incident took place at the Long Island Railroad station on Sutphin Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Barnett was stabbed in the left eye, out of nowhere, by 46-year-old “emotionally disturbed” Edgar [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Bus Shelter Planned for W. 72nd Street After years of waiting for a solution from the Department of Transportation (DOT), bus riders will finally have a bus shelter again on West 72nd Street and Broadway. The original shelter was removed in 2010, when the stop for the M5, M57 and M72 bus routes was moved [&hellip
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New Yorkers Fight for Restoration of Bus Lines in Brooklyn and Washington Heights

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle

  By Mayara Guimaraes This morning, dozens of people, including subway riders, elected officials, and representatives of transportation unions, lobbied the MTA at a board meeting to restores several lines of bus service around the City, which were cut in 2010. Almost two years ago, the MTA decided to cut the bus lines B61, B77, [&hellip
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Testing Out Subway Wi-Fi: How Well Does the Free Internet in the Chelsea Stations Work?

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. By Paul Bisceglio Boingo Wireless teamed up with Google Offers this week to launch free wireless internet in six Chelsea subway stations. According to the New York Times, Google will foot the bill for the service this summer until September 7, after which Boingo expects to find other sponsorships to keep the underground Wi-Fi free. [&hellip
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