April 22 is Car Free Day in New York City, which is kind of like having a day that celebrates breathing. In a place where 54 percent of the city commutes using public transit and about half of the residents don’t have cars at all, you’d think it would be pretty easy for anyone to give up cars for a single day. Mayor…
The only way to truly gain street cred with New Yorkers is to show them that you understand the source of their deepest daily misery. So if presidential candidates want to win New York City, they gotta go underground.
Living in New York can be a real bag of garbage sometimes. There’s the actual garbage, the mounds of snow covered in dog poo, the defunct phone booths dudes use like urinals, and worst of all, the unreliable data service underground. The indignity!
The New York City subway works, most of the time. It’s not the flashiest and it’s not the cleanest and it’s not always on time and it can get too crowded during rush hour but you can get all over the city for $2.75. Not the worst deal! It’s also just part of the fabric of the city. Here are videos from DJ Hammers…
What happens if you try to combine 214 different subway networks—including 791 routes and 11,924 stations—into a single map? This beautiful tangle of color and lines is what.
Crossrail, London’s new subway system (and Europe’s biggest infrastructure project) is nearing completion: the holes have been dug, and now there’s just the little matter of kitting them out.
By now almost everyone knows (I hope!) that Los Angeles has a subway. But did you know that this is not the first subway that LA has ever had?
London has the oldest subway system in the world: great for tourism, but sometimes not-so-great for commuters. There’s all sorts of sensible plans to upgrade the city’s public transport, but here’s one particularly outside-the-box solution: a 15mph moving sidewalk, looping 17 miles under London. What could go wrong!
New Yorkers aren’t exactly known for taking leisurely strolls, but leisurely subway riding? The concept is as foreign as ketchup on pizza. That’s why most city slickers will have no idea that the longest non-repeating subway route is 155 miles and includes over 54 transfers. Why should they? Who on Earth is ever going…
New York City’s subway system is a wonder of engineering—but sadly, that engineering is so old that it’s not even manufactured anymore, causing huge problems for the people who run it and anyone trying to use it. That means the MTA has built a whole shop up around trying to maintain its aging technology, and now…
The Subway is a slot canyon at Zion National Park in Utah. It’s the kind of natural phenomena that looks so beautiful it’s almost otherworldly. You can imagine catching a supernatural train to the underworld here.
Manspreading—the phenomenon where males require extra room on trains for their oversized scrotums—has been in the news lately with several reports of men being arrested on the New York City subway for occupying more than one seat. Surely this isn’t the worst offense committed on our public transportation systems?
As much as Amazon hypes its cutting-edge drone delivery dreams, Jeff Bezos’ convenience-fetishizing empire is relying on a much older transit system to make most of its quick deliveries around Manhattan: The subway.
Hip is seldom a word used to describe the look of the New York City subway. But new images of the graphic design that will grace some of the new Second Avenue subway stations look pretty damn cool—especially for Midtown. Nothing like a little play on Helvetica to catch a hipster’s attention.
Subway riders in the northeast state of Ceará, Brazil, had quite a fright when OMG ZOMBIES!!! It was revealed, of course, to be a TV show-plotted prank — but though the ghouls are fake, the freak-out factor among the passengers is alarmingly, piss-your-pants real (it starts about three minutes in). Yikes, seriously.
Gregory Berg will be the first to tell you that he's insane. The New York-based photographer and urban spelunker likes climbing tall buildings and sneaking underground to photograph the parts of the subway most people never want to see. These are both crazy things to do. But the photos? They're amazing.
Picture $4 billion worth of cash stacked up in the shape of a train station. This is pretty much what the World Trade Center Transportation Hub looks like. Except more surreal. You'd also maybe need to throw in a whole bunch of screw ups and missed deadlines, because this alien cathedral of a train station is one…
Tunnel-boring machines are genuine marvels of modern technology — self-contained contraptions big enough to build entire subway tunnels, a job that used to require thousands of pick-axes and the sacrifice of quite a few lives. But once construction is finished, getting the machines out can take months.