The Second Avenue Subway is the most expensive underground train line the history — but transit officials defended the $6 billion price-tag Monday, blaming it in part on New York City’s fire code. The first phase of the line cost $2.7 billion per mile, while a forthcoming 1.5-mile extension to 125th Street is set to...

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  • MTA testing new accessibility features at Jay Street ‘lab’
    Getting around the city’s transit system can be a Herculean effort for disabled New Yorkers — so the MTA is turning a downtown Brooklyn subway stop into a proving ground to test new accessibility measures. On Wednesday, subway officials announced that the Jay Street-Metrotech subway hub would serve as an “accessibility lab.” The MTA will... More
  • Trump defends Columbus Day, praises Mother Cabrini during event celebrating Italian heritage
    President Donald Trump defended the Christopher Columbus federal holiday and gave a shout-out to Mother Frances Cabrini during a reception celebrating Italian heritage with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday night. Trump said as long as he’s around, the national holiday honoring the Italian explorer will not be replaced by Indigenous Peoples Day, which Democratic... More
  • Watch: Kid vandals jump for joy after kicking out subway car window
    Two kids were captured on video kicking out a Manhattan subway car window — then jumping up and down while clapping their hands in joy to celebrate the vandalism, police said. The suspects were recorded by a fellow straphanger bashing the door window of a 4 train near the 125th Street station at about 8:40... More
  • Man accused of sparking Brooklyn block-party shooting busted for murder
    The man accused of sparking a summertime mass shooting in Brooklyn that left one person dead and 11 others shot has been arrested for murder, police said Wednesday. Kyle Williams, 20, was busted for the murder of 38-year-old Jason Pagan at the Old Timer’s Day block party in Mendoza Park in Brownsville on July 27,... More
  • City Council set to back de Blasio’s controversial bid to close Rikers Island
    The bell is about to toll for Rikers Island, as the City Council plans to vote today on Mayor de Blasio’s polarizing plan to replace the scandal-scarred complex with four smaller, regional jails that will hold far fewer inmates. The $8.7 billion proposal — which would put a mini-jail in every borough but Staten Island... More
  • Inside the MTA’s questionable plan to improve bus service
    More On: mta MTA official defends 2nd Avenue Subway's $6B price tag MTA unveils $51.5B plan to fix NYC's decrepit subway and bus systems DiNapoli: MTA needs to better maintain, modernize subway system ...
    09/19/2019 - 8:06 am | View Link
  • MTA official defends 2nd Avenue Subway’s $6B price tag
    The Second Avenue Subway is the most expensive underground train line in history — but transit officials defended the $6 billion price tag Monday, blaming it in part on New York City’s fire code. The ...
    09/16/2019 - 10:27 am | View Link
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