l train shutdown

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Albany Finally Has a Chance to Reform the Subways

With full Democratic control of the statehouse for the first time since 2010, New York lawmakers are now confronted with a huge undertaking: fixing New York City’s subway system.
John Surico
11.8.18
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The L Train Shutdown Is Really Happening

It all starts on April 27, 2019.
John Surico
11.1.18
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Ghouls Are the Least Scary Part of the Upcoming L Train Shutdown

We went to a haunted house that imagines a future in which the L train is overrun by murderous transit workers and hip DJs.
John Surico
10.23.18
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A Fancy New E-Ferry Wants to Save New York's L Train Commuters

They'll have coffee and booze and maybe avocado toast?
John Surico
10.18.18
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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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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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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