Apps that offer real-time transit information, tunes from subway buskers and collect user experiences were among the winners of the MTA's second App Quest competition.
A panel of nine judges awarded the $20,000 grand prize to Citymapper, a U.K.-based company that developed a commuting navigation app that has already been helping Londoners get around for more than a year.
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Several Metro-North equipment inspectors and foremen were hit with disciplinary charges after a report released Wednesday found instances of workers getting paid while skipping out on work.
In response to the MTA inspector general report, the MTA filed disciplinary charges against five road machinists and two foremen on the Work Equipment Division, a unit of the Track Department, which... » more
The NYPD stepped up their presence at the city's major spots Sunday in response to the ongoing terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall.
Although the police said there was no specific threat against similar targets in the city, they weren't taking any chances. They deployed critical response vehicles, which have special cameras, "Hercules" teams -highly visible cops armed with power weapons-... » more
The Islanders won't be calling Barclays Center their home until the 2015-16 season, but Brooklyn puck fans will get their first taste on Saturday when the team hosts the Devils for a preseason game at the arena.
The game will be the first major league hockey game in Brooklyn in the borough's history, and the excitement is already buzzing. More than 11,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's... » more
A 25-year-old man caught selling MetroCard swipes died after running from police on Tuesday, the NYPD said Wednesday.
Barrington Williams, who lived in the Bronx, bolted when approached by cops on the mezzanine level of the East 161st Street subway station for the B/D train lines around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NYPD. He was quickly apprehended but became "unconscious and unresponsive"... » more
A divided U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria by a vote of 10-7, with one senator merely voting “present.”
The panel’s action clears the way for a vote on the resolution in the full Democratic-controlled Senate, likely next week. The Republican-led House of Representatives must also pass a version of the measure... » more