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MTA: L Train Shutdown is Officially Off

”[The] total shutdown of both tunnels and all service scheduled for April 27 will not be necessary,” The MTA said in a new statement.

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Bedford Ave L Station
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L Train shutdown to be halted by Governor Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo halted the dreaded full shutdown of the L train between 8th Avenue in Manhattan and Bedford Ave in Brooklyn over 18 months, which was due to begin on April 27, 2019.

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Game of Thrones Metrocards
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Game of Thrones MetroCards available now

Winter is coming... for the MTA. We don't mean the L Train apocalypse, either. Meanwhile, George R. R. Martin continues to do almost anything but finish The Winds of Winter - he recently made a video guide to the best NYC pizza.

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Outside the Bedford L stop
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 Metrocard
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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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Depeche Mode at Madison Square Garden
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
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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
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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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