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Franklin St. subway station in NYC turned into Aretha tribute

With the Queen of Soul currently seriously ill and under hospice care, some fan (fans?) took it upon themselves to turn the Franklin St. subway station in Tribeca into an Aretha Franklin tribute, with pasted lyrics and song titles on stairsteps and signage...

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Bedford Ave & North 6th, Williamsburg
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“Hipsters” fleeing L-less Williamsburg, but at least Vice has free beer

The much-dreaded fifteen month L train shutdown is still eight months away, but the exodus has already begun.

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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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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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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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free tickets to Queens of the Stone Age’s MSG show are hidden in NYC subways

Queens of the Stone Age's tour behind this year's Villains is about to land in NYC at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (10/24). Three pairs of tickets are hidden in NYC subway stations...

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Princess Nokia at Villain
photo by Gretchen Robinette
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Princess Nokia was the one who threw the soup at the racist L Train rider

Princess Nokia: “And yes I threw hot soup in this mans face and kicked him off off the train, and kicked in the face. Any other racists wanna try us again?“

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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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