Along with smoking and soda, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared war on excessive consumption of salt, and on Monday morning, he declared partial victory.
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?(3)
Everett Sanderson rescued a young girl from the tracks, risking his life; but fellow straphangers saved his, in turn.(1)
Suddenly, four-year-old Michelle's hand slipped from her mother's grasp as she went to the edge of the platform to look for the train, and before anyone knew what was happening someone was screaming "There's a girl on the tracks!"(1)
Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?
I think it went too far. It's hard to tell though from the photo how close or far the photographer was to the victim. It's clearly cropped and zoomed somewhat, so perhaps he couldn't help the man anyway? Additionally, the man was removed from the tracks alive, he died later of his injuries. The photographer could not have known that the man would die.(9)
The G and L train tunnels, which just yesterday were still flooded, have now been pumped dry, the M.T.A. announced.
He jumped the turnstile at the uptown 1 platform at 59th Street, swinging his left leg over first, while two other cops reached into their back pockets and pulled out MetroCards. The first officer ran to the edge of the platform yelling, “Everybody out! Everybody out!”
Governor Andrew Cuomo has not taken the subway since being elected to his current office.
"Um, the last time has been before I've been governor," said Cuomo, in response to a question about the last time he took the subway and what his experience was like. "Look, our subway service, our bus service is a tremendous asset for this city and the state. It works extraordinarily well. It's a great investment. It's one that we want to continue and grow. We can always make it safer. We can always make it faster. We can always make it cleaner. But it's a great service."
At a ribbon-cutting for a new water siphon to Staten Island, Borough President James Molinaro said he wished the event were celebrating something else.
"I was told that they were going to be boring for a train from Staten Island to Brooklyn," said Molinaro, after Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced him at a construction site on New York Harbor. "But I found out this morning, it’s not, it’s just for water."
“Unlike other neighborhoods that have the ability to shift the burden on other lines, we don’t have that ability,” Councilman Steve Levin said during the meeting, which was held at the restaurant Cubana Social on North 6th Street. “It’s not like Downtown Brooklyn where if the 4/5 is out than people take the A/C.”
The reason members of the press had convened in front of the station-agent booth, is that the enormous Tunnel Boring Machine (T.B.M.) was about to break through wall between the tunnel it has been carving down Second Avenue and an existing spur 80 feet under the surface of Lexington Avenue that comes off the 63rd Street F tunnel.
The thing about the planners and engineers and architects whose job it is to create municipal infrastructure—for example, the extension of the No. 7 subway line from 34th Street to 11th Avenue—is that they tend to think of people as problems to be solved. People can't be allowed to stand still for too long; they can't be packed too tight in enclosed spaces; they can't be encouraged to move aimlessly, or in ways that will interfere with the more purposeful movements of others.(1)
For more than two years now, 150 feet below the surface of the area around 34th and 11th Avenue, truckload after truckload of rock and dirt has been hauled away through what has become a giant cavern, kind of like a sub-surface answer to the Javits Center directly above.