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Articles about "New York City Subways"

  • Track Your Bus With MTA’s Bus Time By Bryan Gamble | October 21, 2013

    It’s a well known amongst New York City commuters that the decision to take an MTA bus often amounts to tempting fate when arriving somewhere on time is pertinent. On a good day, a bus will be several minutes off schedule or you’ll be thankful to sprint your bus, whereas on other days a single snowflake or raindrop will seemingly halt the entire fleet and leave you waiting indefinitely. Until now, the act of ‘tracking’ your bus has meant peaking over the curb and straining your eyes across traffic for a fleeting glimpse of (hopefully) your bus.

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  • Connected Underground: A Boon or a Bane By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 25, 2013

    For years New Yorkers have accepted and embraced being disconnected underground. Although there are always those sticking their cellphones through the metal bars at the station trying to get some reception; just like guy who is “trying” to have a conversation with his buddy in the elevator!

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  • Subway Fanatic's Book Series In the Works For Forty Years and Counting By Olivia Smedley | September 10, 2013

    Everyday, millions of New Yorkers, commuters, and tourists alike take the plunge under the sidewalk to catch a subway train. Riding the subway is a tedious but necessary evil for anyone who needs to get around quickly and inexpensively.

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  • Frustrated With NYC Public Transit? There's an App For That By Olivia Smedley | September 03, 2013

    Smart phones can do practically anything. They can play music, take pictures, surf the web, and even become your own personal space heater. People download apps to make their lives easier, so why not make your morning commute a bit better with your phone?

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  • Shuttle Buses: The Newest Desirable Building Amenity? By Aby Thomas | January 09, 2013

    Besides offering some fabulous looking homes, luxury apartment buildings in New York City lure in home hunters by showcasing some very useful and convenient building amenities they get to enjoy if they become residents of the building. These services can range from something simple like having an elevator in the building to something more high-end like a state of the art fitness center. At Hampton Court in East Harlem, the building offers its residents private shuttle buses to take them to the nearest subway stations, some of which are located 15 blocks away, thereby making the buses one of the most desirable features of this rental apartment building.

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  • New Year, New App for NYC Subway Riders By Aby Thomas | January 01, 2013

    What better way to welcome the new year than with some new technology! New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has recently released a new smartphone app called “Subway Time,” which will tell subway riders when they can expect their trains to arrive at their respective stations. The app, which is currently available on iPhones and iPads, is currently servicing only seven of the city’s 24 subway lines, but one can safely expect more trains to be featured on the app in the near future.

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  • Gear up, New Yorkers: Your Subway Rides are Going to Get Costlier By Aby Thomas | December 14, 2012

    We always knew New York City was expensive, but it’s soon going to get a lot costlier. After months of discussion on four different proposals for its 2013 fare hike, the MTA has finally settled on a scheme that will increase prices across all card options. While some New Yorkers shook their heads at the hike to their cost of living in the city, other residents of the city saw it as an unavoidable increase, much like the rise in expenses they have been seeing in other parts of their daily lives.

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  • New York City Gets Back to Work By Aby Thomas | November 01, 2012

    While we thought New York would be making a slow recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the city's citizens have already started to steadily get back on their feet, and simply get back to their normal lives. For New Yorkers, the fact that some of the subway trains are running again is reason enough to celebrate, although it seems that it will take a few more days for all the subway lines to be fully functional. But the city seems eager to get people out and about again, and they are offering free rides on both the subways and the buses up till Friday. This should hopefully serve as a sort of incentive for people to get back to their normal lives, and get the city up and running again.

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  • MTA To Raise New York Base Fare in March 2013 By Brittany Tenpenny | October 23, 2012

    Just last week, we reported on the MTA’s proposal to raise subway fares for commuters. MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota confirmed the plans on Monday, hinting that base fares might see an increase. This is bad news for Manhattan residents, a group that has endured a number of fare hikes in recent years. If the proposal passes, the change will go into effect March 1, 2013.

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  • New York City: More Affordable Than You Think! By Aby Thomas | October 19, 2012

    New Yorkers have been complaining for quite a while now about how they are being subjected to greater financial burdens than the rest of the country, thanks to rents staying at alarmingly high rates in the city. But a new study is debunking this theory by saying that if one were to consider the costs of housing and transportation together, New York City is actually one of the more affordable cities around in the country.

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