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Outside the Bedford L stop
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L Train shutdown start date announced

The countdown has officially begun: the MTA has announced the official start date of the L train shutdown...

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Paul McCartney livestreaming secret NYC show, has an official MetroCard

Paul McCartney releases his seventeenth solo album, Egypt Station, on Friday (9/7), and he's livestreaming a secret NYC show to celebrate.

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Franklin St subway platform (photo: @AmandaKwan)
Franklin St subway platform (photo: @AmandaKwan)
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Aretha Franklin memorialized with official NYC subway tributes

"We wanted to memorialize the outpouring of love from the community for Aretha Franklin," said an MTA spokesperson in a statement about the RESPECT signs at the Franklin Ave and Franklin St subway stations. "We agreed that 'respect' was a beautiful tribute and worthy message."

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MetroCards are on their way out, starting in May of 2019

The beginning of the end is near for MetroCards, as the MTA plans to launch its new fare payment system starting in May of 2019, and phase them out completely in 2023.

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MSG in 2017 (more by Ester Segretto)
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Hulu Theater could become a door to Penn Station, if MTA gets its way

Sources tell the NY Times that one potential plan to renovate Penn Station includes removing the Hulu Theater to make way for a new grand entrance.

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David Bowie Metrocards
photo by Sachyn Mital
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David Bowie subway takeover: official MetroCards, themed Broadway-Lafayette station

The Broadway-Lafayette station, which is just a few blocks from where Bowie used to live in Soho, has been transformed into a tribute/installation to him - and an ad for 'David Bowie Is' at Brooklyn Museum. They're also selling official Bowie MTA MetroCards.

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14th St, Manhattan
photo by Matthew Hurst
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L Train Shutdown to transform 14th St into “busiest bus route in the country”

With the much-dreaded L Train shutdown now only a year away, concerns continue to be raised that the MTA's shutdown plan will not be sufficient to accommodate the estimated 275,000 riders who use it to travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan daily.

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The Smiths are the NYCT Subway’s favorite band

NYC Transit Authority president Andy Byford took to Twitter on Thursday to answer straphangers' questions, which were mostly about the Subway but he did shout out The Smiths...

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a woman got trapped under an L Train at Bedford Ave

A woman passed out and fell onto the train tracks at the Bedford Ave L stop this morning just as the Manhattan-bound train was approaching. The incident happened around 11:15 AM and the train narrowly missed her..

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photo via Mike Steele
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L Train shutdown plan revealed by MTA

The long-awaited plan to mitigate the upcoming transit nightmare of being without the L for fifteen months, beginning April 2019, includes increased subway service, busing, cycling enhancements, and a new ferry line.

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