On Monday Vallone will introduce a resolution to the City Council that will call for a ‘wall of shame’; pictures of convicted sex offenders would be posted in the stations where attacks have occurred, and in stations near the offenders’ homes.
Two people were honored Tuesday who had nothing in common except a fateful moment, and a heroic heart.
They almost got him. NYPD surveillance video shows that straphangers got extremely close to nabbing an iPhone thief last month.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reporting a major surge in New York City subway crime. The agency said pick pockets and other thieves are bumping up the crime rate by more than 20 percent this year compared to last.
Occupy Wall Street announced on its website that “a team of activists” opened more than 20 stations in Brooklyn and Manhattan by taping MetroCard readers at turnstiles and propping open emergency exits.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is getting the word out to straphangers to stay alert and keep their cell phones and other electronic devices out of sight when riding the subway.
We see them scurrying around the subway on the tracks and sometimes even on the trains. Rats have become almost a New York City icon, but now a new campaign is hoping your rat pics will help rid the subway of the furry creatures once and for all.
The MTA is starting the weekend off with overnight service disruptions throughout the system, leaving straphangers traveling at odd hours, stuck.
Starting in 2012, the MTA plans to periodically shut down a subway line through most of Manhattan—and possibly all the way to Brooklyn—to conduct inspections, fix problems and replace equipment.
Police have plastered train stations along the 4 line with a sketch of the suspect based on the victims’ descriptions.
According to the latest MTA figures, straphangers are waiting longer for nearly every single train in the city, with the worst delays being found on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and N lines.
The MTA plans to eventually install flat-screen monitors throughout the entire subway system that would display service information.
Police are stepping up their presence in the subways and handing out flyers, asking for the public’s help, after a string of attacks.
There is warning for New Jersey commuters Friday morning.
Riding the rails hasn’t been easy this summer. There’s less service, increased fare and blazing temperatures on the platforms.But that’s nothing compared to what a certain group of straphangers say they’re forced to endure every day.