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there are official ‘Twin Peaks’ MTA Metrocards ++ where you can get them

We're less than a week from 'Twin Peaks: The Return.'

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L Train shutdown shortened to 15 months (and set to start in April 2019)

The MTA board approved the contract for repairs on the L train's Canarsie Tunnel today, confirming the shutdown will last for 15 months.

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purple Prince Spotify ads add color to Union Square subway station

Prince's crucial Warner Brothers catalog returned to streaming services on Sunday, and just to make sure you knew about it, Spotify put up a few ads in NYC's 14th St Union Square subway hub...

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Lou Reed & Chuck Close portraits at the 86th St. W stop (photo courtesy The MTA)
Lou Reed & Chuck Close portraits at the 86th St. W stop (photo courtesy The MTA)
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Chuck Close portraits of Lou Reed, Philip Glass & more featured on NYC’s new 2nd Ave Subway line

Other Close portraits at the 86th St. stop include Zhang Huan, Kara Walker, Alex Katz, Cecily Brown, and Cindy Sherman.

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MTA makes it official: no L Train between Manhattan & Brooklyn for 18 months

The shutdown to fix the L Train's Canarsie Tunnel will begin "no sooner than 2019."

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Neil Young's TIDAL X EARTH Train
Neil Young's TIDAL X EARTH Train
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Neil Young turned NYC’s “S” subway shuttle into the Earth Train

The Earth Train is an "eco-centric installation" on the “S” shuttle train, with cars "wrapped in various earthy themes (i.e. trees, water, clouds) and will be filled with earth friendly facts that Neil would like to share with riders."

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work on L Train’s Canarsie tunnel won’t start till 2018 but could take seven years to complete

There was another public meeting about the impending work on the L Train's Canarsie Tunnel that, no matter how it's done, is going to take a long time...

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James Murphy still working on ‘Subway Symphony,’ has backing from Heineken but MTA still says it’ll never happen

While he's been busy with his Four Horseman wine bar/restaurant, James Murphy hasn't given up on his dream to change the sounds subway turnstiles make into something more symphonic...

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Jeffrey Lewis writes ode to the L train being fucked (listen)

As New Yorkers who ever need to commute between Williamsburg and Manhattan surely know, the L train hasn't been running between those two boroughs on nights and weekends since late March...

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listen to James Murphy’s idea for a “Subway Symphony” & sign his petition to make it happen (though it probably won’t)

Remember James Murphy's idea to make the NYC subway system more musical? He's still talking about it, and was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal in a short video feature:The subway sounds quite brutal, and there's a missing opportunity at the turnstile...

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