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Erika Menendez Perp Walk (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Subway Push Suspect Has Lengthy Arrest Record; Family Reported Issues With Medication

Police say Menendez’s family members called authorities several times in the past five years because they were having difficulty dealing with her. Police did not say what the medication was.

12/31/2012

Erika Menendez Perp Walk (credit: CBS 2)

Subway Push Suspect Ordered To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation As She’s Held Without Bail

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.

12/30/2012

New York City Subway (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MTA Officials May Revisit Plan To Install Barriers On Subway Platforms

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.

12/29/2012

Sketch of alleged 7 Train subway push suspect. (credit: DCPI)

Sketch Released Of Woman Suspected Of Shoving Man In Front Of 7 Train

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.

12/28/2012

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MTA Releases App With Real-Time Subway Countdown Clocks

You can now find out when the next subway train will arrive simply by looking at your smartphone.

12/28/2012

NYC Subway (file)

Major Service Changes Coming To 7-Train For 13 Weekends

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.

12/28/2012

Police presence outside the 40th Street – Lowery Street Station. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

Police: Man Struck And Killed By 7 Train After Being Pushed Off Platform

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.

12/27/2012

A pigeon (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Councilman Take Aim At Pooping Pigeons Along Sidewalks Under 7 Train

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.

07/11/2012

Police are looking for these teen suspects in connection with an act of public lewdness. (credit: DCPI)

Police: Teen Exposed Himself, Simulated Sex Act In Front Of Female Victim On Train

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.

05/21/2012

Manhattan Crane Collapse

Crane Inspector May Have Been At Fault In 2008 Accident

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.

04/07/2012

Subway tracks are seen in New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Straphangers Campaign, Transportation Alternatives Denounce MTA Capital Plan

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.

03/27/2012

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (credit: CBS 2)

MTA Rebuffs Queens Councilman’s Plan To Ease Burden For 7 Line Commuters

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.

01/23/2012

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Planned Work On 7 Line To Affect Commuters For Several Weekends

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.

01/20/2012

Gateway Tunnel Project (credit: Amtrak)

Senate Approves $15 Million For New Hudson Rail Tunnel

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.

11/02/2011

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bloomberg, Christie On Board With Extending No. 7 Subway Train To Secaucus

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.

10/26/2011

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