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Old Posted Jan 20, 2012, 2:27 AM
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An update on construction of the Fulton Transit Center from the MTA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_CGu...layer_embedded" target="_blank">Video Link
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Subway Entrances? Not on Our Block


February 25, 2012

By CARA BUCKLEY

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/ny...entrances.html

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THERE is talk that the proposed newcomer will bring riffraff to the block, or rats or outdoor urinators. That things will be noisier. Squishier. That property values will drop. Such are the fears running along 69th Street near Lexington Avenue, home to the Union Club, neo-Georgian homes and carriage houses. They are fears normally associated with the less-charming realities of urban life, like a homeless shelter or a late-night dive bar. But in this case, they are focused on something quite different: new entrances to a subway station.

Some New Yorkers can only dream of having a subway train ferry them straight to their front door, but residents of East 69th Street say the entrances have no place on what they believe to be one of the prettiest streets around. They have formed a block association and hired lawyers, and they plan to tap an engineering firm to conduct transportation and environmental assessments that will likely show that the entrances can and should go elsewhere, or perhaps are not needed at all. Residents are feeling, in the words of one, “hysterical,” all the while trying to defuse charges of Upper East Side snobbery.

“It’s not as though any of us are sitting there riding around in limos and saying other people should ride the subways, like Marie Antoinette,” said Charles Salfeld, who has lived at the Imperial House on East 69th Street since 1976. “What we object to is this access to and from the subway done at the expense of the residential and pristine quality of 69th Street.” The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the entrances are needed to enable crowd flow because new elevators are to be built a block away, at the No. 6 line access points on East 68th Street.

There has been resistance to new subway entrances before. Residents of a building on East 86th Street sued the transit authority a year ago in an effort to stop the construction of entrances to the coming Second Avenue subway outside their front doors; the suit was dismissed late last year. But Lois Tendler, the transit authority’s vice president of government and community relations, said resistance to elevator projects was rare and the “vociferousness of the concerns” in the latest conflict unusual. So is the nature of the residents’ complaints. People on East 86th Street feared the flood of people. The residents of East 69th Street share that fear, but a major thrust of their argument is that their blocks are simply too pretty.

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Old Posted Feb 28, 2012, 4:51 AM
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More updates from the MTA's Flickr page.

Outside the Fulton Transit Center:


Inside the Dey Street passage that will link the WTC to Fulton:


Excavation of the cavern for the 72nd Street station on the Second Avenue line:


Escalator shaft to the new platforms below Grand Central:
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2012, 9:30 PM
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Subway Entrances? Not on Our Block
Yeah, all those brand new, 21st century subway entrances are really going to stagnate the area!
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Old Posted Feb 29, 2012, 1:24 AM
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The subway recorded it's highest ridership since 1950 (when the system was larger than today due to the Third Avenue el and other later-demolished el lines in Brooklyn).

Also of note is the success of combining the old M and V routes into the new M that connects north Brooklyn directly with Midtown.

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Subway Ridership at Highest Levels Since 1950!

Everyone knows there is no better way to navigate the city than riding the subway. In 2011, subway ridership increased 2.3% from 2010….that's more than 36 million trips! Weekend ridership also continues to swell. In fact, average weekend ridership topped 5.4 million, the highest weekend ridership since 1947.

Some other notes based on results through November 2011:

The Myrtle Av M line had the strongest growth of any line, likely a continuing effect of the service change that re-routed the M line via 6th Avenue in Manhattan and Queens Blvd. in Queens.

We continue to see strong growth in northern Brooklyn on the western portions of the L and J lines running through Williamsburg and Bushwick.

The Aqueduct-North Conduit Ave A station (and Aqueduct Racetrack station when open) saw a large ridership increase after the closure of off-track betting in December 2010. Ridership at Aqueduct-North Conduit Av nearly tripled after the opening of the Resorts World Casino at the racetrack on October 28, 2011.
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Construction crane collapses in Manhattan
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MYFOXNY.COM - A construction crane has collapsed on the West Side of Manhattan, according to preliminary emergency reports.

At least three people have been hurt inside the West 34th Street construction site above the No. 7 line subway line extension, officials said.

The FDNY said an 80-foot section and a 40-foot section from an upright crane became dislodged, the AP reported.

At least one injury is very serious.

Police have closed West 34th Street at 11th Avenue and 11th Avenue between 34th Street and 35th Street, according to the Notify NYC system.



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Taxi of Tomorrow

Wasn't there a thread for this? Anyway... Here's some close up views of the new Nissan "Taxi of Tomorrow" at the auto show. Still think the Turkish bid should have one, or better yet a competent American one, had it existed.




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heyy -- nothing here about mayorial candidate stringer wanting to revive the commuter tax and build out the triboro x subway line (which will loop together all the lines using existing right of ways)??
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heyy -- nothing here about mayorial candidate stringer wanting to revive the commuter tax and build out the triboro x subway line (which will loop together all the lines using existing right of ways)??
Watch the businessmen leave Manhattan once the tax is reinstated....1.7 Million people commute into the city from the burbs and to another tax is ridiculous.... I don't see the tax coming back , since it was ruled unconstitutional.
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Ugh . . . I'm going to miss the classic beat up yacht sized crown vics . . . those Nissans are tough to look at.
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Wasn't there a thread for this? Anyway... Here's some close up views of the new Nissan "Taxi of Tomorrow" at the auto show. Still think the Turkish bid should have one, or better yet a competent American one, had it existed.




Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow hands-on (video)

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I saw these up close the auto show last week. Got a lot of bells and whistles to it, I'll say that much.
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Watch the businessmen leave Manhattan once the tax is reinstated....1.7 Million people commute into the city from the burbs and to another tax is ridiculous.... I don't see the tax coming back , since it was ruled unconstitutional.
See, what I find ridiculous is people who come into this city and utilize its infrastructure every single day complaining that they have to pay for any part of the infrastructure because they just happen, thanks to arbitrary, imaginary lines, to not actually reside inside the municipality from whence that infrastructure is run. How is that fair? Everyone in the Tri-State area, whether directly or indirectly, avails themselves of the services of the NYC government. Either they actually use the roads and bridges and commuter rail lines and Subways and bus lines, or they in some way benefit from all of the economic activity that fuels the entire region, which is made possible by the existence of all of that infrastructure.

I can't help but feel that this particular attitude is nothing more than an extension of New York City's endless and pointlessly bizarre feud with Trenton and Albany, especially after the ARC cancellation and Cuomo raiding the MTA transit lockbox again.
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^Hmmm. Sounds like a little unigov might help. But that makes too much sense so nevermind....
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PC Kelly, MTA Head Discuss Recent Spike In Subway Crime

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Subway crime is on the agenda today as Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and MTA Chief Joe Lhota meet to discuss the recent spike in crime underground.
Lhota has already met with all five district attorneys looking for ways reduce subway crime, which is up 20 percent over the first quarter of the year.

The meeting comes as police search for two men wanted for separate lewd incidents on the subway.

The first incident happened around 4:30 p.m. last Wednesday on a Manhattan-bound L train.

A woman told police the man seen here was performing a sex act on himself while staring at her.



She was able to take a picture of him before he walked off the train at Union Square.

He's described a being between 20 and 25 years old, six feet tall and weighing 175 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, navy pants and a black hat.

Just a half hour earlier, another woman told police someone snapped a photo up her skirt while she was riding a Brooklyn-bound 4 train headed toward Union Square.

That man is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, 5'5" tall with brown eyes, short black hair and a mustache.

He was last wearing a black and orange sweatshirt.

Subway riders who spoke with NY1 say even though they've seen and heard just about everything underground, the latest incidents are concerning.

"The crime that is going on you sometimes have to be very careful whoever you come near," said one straphanger.

"I try to be alert watch my surroundings. I used to be a security guard so I am always observant," said another.

The MTA says if riders do encounter lewd behavior on the train they should contact an MTA employee or a police officer.

Anyone with information about the latest two lewd attacks should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.



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Things are really getting bad. Subway masturbaters in the past were much more discrete.
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I've finally seen something that I have never seen on the subway (but which I have seen in certain restaurants): somebody smoking. I ran into an F train one morning only to be met with an acrid stench. Somebody was obviously smoking, and as I was moving through the car to get to the next car, I saw a guy sitting at the end smoking a clove cigarette.. But the weird thing is that there was a sizable number of passengers still sitting in that car who apparently didn't mind breathing in second-hand smoke, nor did they care to tell him to put it out.
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New "Apple Green" Taxicabs Unveiled At City Hall
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The new Five Boro Taxi was unveiled today at in its signature color, and the new cabs are a "Big Apple" green.

Permits for the new cabs will be provided to livery cab companies, which will be able to legally pick up street hails outside of Manhattan, and in Northern Manhattan above East 96th and West 110th Streets.

The 18,000 permits will be made available to livery companies, with 6,000 hitting the streets in June.

Boro Taxis will all be equipped with credit card machines, roof lights signaling when they are available and fare meters.

The city says a ride in the new cab will cost the same as in a yellow taxicab.



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New Barriers To Go Up Near Scene Of Fatal Bronx Parkway Crash
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Concrete barriers are set to be installed along the stretch of the Bronx River Parkway where an SUV accident this past weekend killed seven members of the same family.

The state Department of Transportation says the barriers will be installed along the viaducts crossing the Bronx Zoo, East Tremont Avenue, and Amtrak.

The barriers will be placed on the right hand side of the north and southbound lanes.

During the installation, the speed limit will be lowered to 35 miles an hour.

The move comes after Sunday's accident near the zoo.

Police say a Honda Pilot traveling southbound struck the center barrier, careened across three lanes of traffic, and launched over a four foot guardrail.

The SUV then plunged nearly 60 feet into a private area of the zoo.

All seven people inside the SUV -- including three children -- were killed.



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