Your cellphone may get service in some subway tunnels sooner than you thought.
A pilot program to test AT&T and T-Mobile service along the A/C/E line between 14th and 23rd streets is set to start in late May, an official with Transit Wireless told amNewYork in an interview on Thursday. It aims to test methods of covering “short-run” tunnels, those shorter than half a mile.
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More of the underground is going high tech, as officials Thursday are set to announce the completion of Wi-Fi and cellular service wiring in 30 subway stations in Manhattan, sources told amNewYork.
Times Square, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and other stations, mostly on the West Side, stretching between 18th and 96th streets, are part of the Phase 1 of the service rollout, which has... » more
MTA fare hikes go into effect on Sunday, and some straphangers are "swiping back."
A group of anti-fare hike riders is trying to "boycott" the hike by buying unlimited MetroCards and swiping commuters in, the group said.
“We would boycott the subway, if we could. But since it’s an essential public service, we need it, to get to our jobs and live our lives," the... » more
Two more people were hit, one fatally, by subways over the weekend.
Sunday morning, a man was killed after jumping in front of an E train at the 23rd Street station, marking the fifth time in seven days someone was hit by a train.
Around 9:43 p.m. on Saturday, a man stumbled onto the tracks at the 161st Street D station when a southbound train came in, police said.
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One man died and another miraculously escaped death Wednesday in separate incidents on subway tracks, officials said.
In the first incident, a man jumped in front of the southbound F train at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Island station in Queens around 11 a.m., officials said, delaying service in both directions for about an hour. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Instead of passing the salt, 21 food companies have passed on the salt.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declared another victory in his health crusade Monday with some help from the word's biggest food companies who lowered the sodium content in their products
Kraft, Goya, Subway, Starbucks and 17 other companies voluntarily met the sodium reduction target set by the National Salt Reduction... » more