Judge Gia Morris ordered Erika Menendez, 31, held without bail and be given a mental health exam. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of second degree murder as a hate crime.
In the wake of the second recent incident in which someone shoved a fellow passenger off a subway platform and left him to be killed by a train, New York City transit officials said they might give more thought to install sliding doors on some platforms.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday on the elevated tracks at the 40th Street station on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, which remains closed.
You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.
There will be no service on the 7 line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Square from 11:45 p.m. on Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.
Investigators were looking for a woman who is believed to have pushed the victim, who was struck by a Queens-bound “7” train at the 40th Street-Lowery Street station.
In response to constituents complaining about droppings scattered about on the sidewalks under 7 Train stations, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has spearheaded an effort combat the problem.
A 24-year-old woman was riding on a southbound 7 Train when one of the teens sitting across from her exposed himself and simulated a sex act to get her attention, authorities said.
The building inspector who didn’t check a cable involved in a crane collapse last week was the same one who performed the inspection on a crane involved in a fatal accident in 2008.
Albany leaders have agreed to fund the last three years of the MTA’s current five-year capital plan, but it could mean fare hikes down the line.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said he got approval to use $250,000 in city funds to pay for a shuttle bus from Vernon Boulevard Station to Grand Central. However, the MTA said no thanks.
No 7 trains will run between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza for the next 11 weekends, starting this Saturday, because of track and signal work.
It would essentially be the same route of the ARC Tunnel – the controversial plan that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie canceled because of funding concerns.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing the throttle on the No. 7 train hoping to have it extending to New Jersey before he leaves office at the end of his third term.
If you planned on taking the 7 train this weekend, you may want to tweak your plans and find another way to get around.