New York City

The Tour Guide

One train conductor's tour is not always accurate.

Cracking Down

It was announced today that the MTA is going to begin enforcing some subway rules with fines. It now costs $50 to put your feet on the seats, $75 to change cars, and $100 if you choose to wear your rollerblades or stand on your skateboard. Are these the most pressing problems our subway faces?

Collective Emotions

New Yorkers know how to vent—to each other. We also know how to share these common emotions with one another, and the train is one forum for these collective sentiments we feel.

Farewell Number 9

After only 16 years, the 9 Train is being retired. I say, "Good riddance!"

Got shmutz?

How clean is your train? Check out the survey.

I'm Surprised You Take the Subway

One not-so-happy commute for the mayor.

September 11: Three Years Later

Subway map, October 2001

On the three-year anniversary of the September 11 attack, I look back to see how the subway has recovered.

Run-on Advice

SubTalk needs a grammar lesson!

Automatons... Coming to a Train Near You

New York's cast of underground characters are being replaced by automatons, sterilizing yet another part of living in New York City.


A large, muscular man is boxing, without gloves, the pole and station walls...

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