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Is New York’s Subway System Actually Getting Better?

It's been a year since the $836 million Subway Action Plan was introduced. It's been working, but New Yorkers haven't seemed to notice.
John Surico
10.3.18
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A First Look at 'the New L,' the Startup Community’s Solution to the L Train Shutdown

For $155 a month, L train passengers can take an ultra-lux alternative that offers free WiFi and a breakfast bar.
John Surico
9.20.18
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New York Is Still Looking for Options During the L Train Shutdown

“Understandably, New Yorkers on both sides of the East River are getting more and more anxious about what some are calling the L-pocalypse.”
John Surico
9.17.18
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A Day in the Life of New York City's Subway Helpers

We spoke to two "wayfinders" tasked with humanizing the MTA by helping New Yorkers across the city find their way.
John Surico
8.30.18
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Rent in Brooklyn Is Finally Kind of Sort of Going Down a Little Thanks to the L Train Shutdown

Nancy Wu, an economic data analyst at StreetEasy, tells us exactly how hard north Brooklyn will be hit by the shutdown.
John Surico
8.23.18
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How Will the L Train Shutdown Impact the Environment?

Despite residents' concerns about additional traffic, officials claim the upcoming subway shutdown will actually "result in a beneficial temporary impact to air quality.”
John Surico
8.10.18
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The L Train Shutdown Is Getting Its Own Documentary

We talked to filmmaker Emmett Adler about who the shutdown hurts most, crazy alternatives for the L train, and how government can better the heart of New York life.
John Surico
7.25.18
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Students Explain How the L Train Shutdown Will Affect Them

"The L train is literally my entire life.”
John Surico
4.16.18
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New Yorkers Are Suing Over the Subway Shutdown​

It was only a matter of time.
John Surico
4.10.18
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The L Train Shutdown Is Bad News for Queens, Too

Residents are concerned the upcoming closure will make commuting in Long Island City and its surrounding neighborhoods a living hell.
John Surico
3.13.18
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This Guy Wants to Build a Pontoon Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan

The Williamsburg Bridge is for suckers.
John Surico
2.27.18
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Riders on the L: Alan Minor

Alan Minor found that out of 472 subway stations citywide, 119 have an entrance that is shuttered off from the public, and he's hoping to change that before the L train shutdown makes things worse.
John Surico
2.7.18