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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
2 days ago
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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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What Would Happen if New York Capped Ubers?

New York is proposing a cap on the number of rideshares allowed in its borders, and it could have big implications for the L train shutdown.
John Surico
8.7.18
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This Startup Wants to Save L Train Riders with Fancy Vans and Breakfast Bars

For $155 a month you can ride to work in a Mercedes van with WiFi and snacks.
John Surico
7.27.18
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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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Dentures, Trumpets, and Prosthetic Limbs: Inside the Subway’s Lost and Found

VICE got a rare look at all the bizarre things New Yorkers leave behind on the city's subways.
John Surico
7.13.18
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What's Actually Wrong with the L Train Tunnel?

It seems... fine?
John Surico
6.29.18
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Which Commute Will Save You During the L Train Shutdown?

A nonprofit design organization recently ran a test to see how long it would take riders to get from Union Square to Williamsburg without using the L train.
John Surico
6.22.18
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New York Is Planning to Subsidize Subway Rides for Its Poorest Residents

The move would make New York the most populous city in the country to subsidize mass transit for its most disadvantaged citizens.
John Surico
6.8.18
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New York's Subway Is Hell for Riders with Disabilities

Only 24 percent of the system's 472 stations are ADA-accessible.
John Surico
5.18.18