July 12, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on Open and Shut: Truffles are the Gentrification Endgame
An entire store devoted to truffles is about to open on the corner of 60th Street and West End Avenue. Truffles! Pretty soon, even regular upper-middle-class people won’t be able to live here. Until then, here’s this week’s Open and Shut. Read More / Comment »
A tipster sent in this photo of a four-legged New Yorker trying to get some relief on the subway. The St. Bernard was chilling out on the uptown C train when this shot was snapped. The temperature topped 90 degrees for most of the afternoon Sunday — not a good day to be wearing a fur coat.
“An egregious violation of subway pet rules!” our tipster wrote.
June 3, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on 1 Train Subway Countdown Clock Turned On…With Wrong Time!
It looks like at least one of the subway countdown clocks that we’ve been anticipating for months on the 1, 2, 3 subway line has actually been turned on, but there’s one big problem. Read More / Comment »
May 19, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on Get a Taste of Spain at Your Local Subway Stop
Bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Manolo Valdes have been placed outside most subway stations from Columbus Circle to 166th Street, for an exhibit that officially opens tomorrow and runs through January. The sculptures, placed by Read More / Comment »
The 96th Street subway station renovation has bedeviled commuters for years, forcing them to walk down narrow staircases on either side of the street and around all sorts of construction materials on their way to the 1, 2 and 3 lines. Read More / Comment »
We don’t tend to highlight celebrity sightings here, but we find this one kind of amusing. Upper West Sider @munipenny rode the C train (the certified worst train in the city) with Keanu Reeves this morning Read More / Comment »
February 16, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on Countdown Clocks on A and C Lines Just North of UWS
Although the MTA has been focused on installing Countdown Clocks that tell subway riders when the next train is coming on the numbered lines like the 1, 2, and 3, the agency recently decided to use older technology to start putting clocks on the lettered lines too. Read More / Comment »
February 16, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on C and D Trains Switching Routes this Week
In a last-minute decision, the MTA is switching routes for the C and D trains on the Upper West Side this week. Read More / Comment »
January 20, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on “Countdown Clocks” Coming to UWS Subway Stations
Subway riders on the 1, 2, and 3 lines will be able to find out just how much time they will have to wait for the next train as the MTA rolls out new digital display screens in subway stations in the neighborhood. Read More / Comment »
January 19, 2010 by Avi · Comments Off on New 96th Street Subway Station Taking Shape
The new and improved 96th Street subway station appears well on its way to completion, with the glass and some interior scaffolding up already. The new station, which is expected to be completed by this September, could also have Read More / Comment »