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We love New York City for a number of reasons. Mostly because we’ve figured out our prewalk to every possible place we may be going, but also for the gems the city has to offer. Sure, The Cloisters and Socrates Sculpture Park are pretty rad… but we’re talking about truly hidden below ground. Now we can all enjoy the long abandoned and beautiful City Hall Station, all we need is a little extra time on the 6 Train.
If you ride the 6 train to the end of the line and get off at the Brooklyn Bridge stop, you’re missing out on something incredible. As the train loops around to go back uptown, it passes through an abandoned and beautifully preserved City Hall station from 1904. [...]
The station is still not open to the public, but there’s a trick you can use to see it for yourself. Until recently the MTA would to force passengers to get off before the train made the loop, but now passengers are allowed to stay on. So the next time you reach the end of the line, keep going.
Now that we’ve armed you with in-the-know info to impress your visiting family and friends with, go reward yourself with some “secret” Chik-Fil-A.
Tried to take the G train lately? Then most of this is probably no news for you. (Surprise! G train service is kinda sketchy!) But this sign is a pretty funny and poignant way to vent about it and really stick it to the MTA.
(photo via here.)
Yep, the L was closed all frackin’ weekend for service, construction, and repairs. According to the MTA and many a Williamsburg working class hero, everything is as promised kosher come the start of this work week. If you’re not already painfully aware, the price of a ride is going up, so I suppose it is good to know where our fares are being put to use. I already knew service would be suspended this weekend, but I walked up to the L nevertheless, to read the sign and make my “alternative transportation” plans accordingly. As I walked away, I saw others walk up and observe the sign. They appeared to read the sign several times, pausing to reflect, looking around, and ultimately staring at it blankly. “Surely, there must be more information here,” I swear I heard them say under their goat cheese omelette brunch breath. In unrelated news, the goat cheese omelette at Cafe Colette is delicious.
The temperatures are dropping, but I’m still glad I can walk to work. Good luck to everybody else. The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted today to raise subway, bus, and commuter rail prices for the third time in three years. After all the changes and service cuts this past summer, you’d think the MTA would give riders a break, but the fare increases passed in the board vote 12-2. The MTA plans to see a 7.5% increase in revenue from the fare hikes. From The Times:
“The unlimited 7-day and 30-day MetroCards for the city’s subway and bus system will remain unlimited, as the board rejected a proposal to cap the number of rides they are valid for. But the price of the passes will jump significantly. On Dec. 30, when the increases take effect, a 30-day unlimited card will cost $104, up from $89, a 17 percent increase, while an unlimited weekly pass will cost $29, up from $27. Single rides will rise 25 cents to $2.50.”
The MTA is like most of our city, struggling with budget shortfalls and funding shortages. Looks like commuters are going to start facing their own budget shortfalls come soon.
We all know the L train is the most romantic of MTA transportation. At least, if you consider missed connections to be romantic. Now, your missed love may be broadcast for an even wider audience. The Almost on the L Twitter page went up yesterday and shares the best lines from drunk lovers on the trains, such as “I couldn’t figure out your gender, but that doesn’t matter to me.”