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  • Subway Closing 500 Locations in U.S.

    04/27/2018 8:35:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/27/2018 | William White
    According to the restaurant chain, it will be closing down the 500 stores as it looks for the best locations for its business. Subway notes that it will also be relocating some of its stores in an effort to maximize its potential in the U.S. Subway doesn’t yet have a list of the 500 U.S. stores that it will be closing. However, the closures also may not be a surprise to those following the company. It has been struggling to overcome its competition and closed over 800 U.S. restaurants in 2017. While 500 Subway locations closing down may seem like...
  • Man sucker punches 5-year-old in face on New York City subway: cops

    03/26/2018 11:42:29 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/26/18 | Katherine Lam
    Police are hunting for a man who approached a 5-year-old boy riding the New York City subway and punched him in the face as the child’s mother was standing next to him. The man, identified as Ramon Thomas, 25, was on the G train just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday when he attacked the boy who was standing next to his mother, police said. The train was approaching the Bergen Street station in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. The man then taunted the child before fleeing the train when the doors opened at the station. It’s unclear what provoked the attack. Police...
  • Cops let FL school shooter get away, were watching security camera footage on a 20 minute DELAY

    02/22/2018 11:08:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 22, 2018 | Charlotte Dean
    REVEALED: Cops let Florida school shooter get away because they didn't realize they were watching security camera footage on a 20 minute DELAY The confusion caused police to believe Nikolas Cruz was still on school premises Police spent 26 minutes looking for Cruz on campus but he had already fled They later revealed he was able to escape due to a 20-minute camera delay Deputies caught Cruz an hour later but it was made harder by the delay Parkland massacre gunman Nikolas Cruz was able to escape the Florida campus undetected because security guards were watching surveillance footage on a...
  • Crazed man jumps on subway tracks for ‘social justice’ [NYC]

    01/11/2018 8:24:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2018 | 8:35am | Stephanie Pagones
    A crazed man jumped onto the subway tracks and threatened to kill himself — all while ranting for “equality” and “social justice,” a witness said. The unidentified man was holding a bottle of vodka when he started yelling and jumped onto the D- and B-line tracks around 1:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station on Wednesday, said Brooklyn-based photojournalist Eli Wohl, who captured the scene on film. “People were mostly pleading with him: ‘Just come up, come up,’” Wohl recalled. “Whatever he did, he kept on mentioning different social issues — women’s rights and racial stuff.” […] “He said:...
  • The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

    12/29/2017 6:06:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 28, 2017 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget for new train platforms under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The budget showed that 900 workers were being paid to dig caverns for the platforms as part of a 3.5-mile tunnel connecting the historic station to the Long Island Rail Road. But the accountant could only identify about 700 jobs that needed to be done, according to three project supervisors. Officials could not find any reason for the other 200 people to be there. Show Full Article
  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 124 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/13/17 | Josh Kosman
    .....The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years.... In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion..... ....the crucial footlong deal — aimed squarely at the McDonald’s dollar menu — is in danger because of a revolt by franchise owners, who fret that doubling down on discounts will further shave their already thin profits. More than 400 of them have signed a...
  • Terrified tourists 'stampede' amid reports of enormous blast at Manhattan's main bus station

    12/11/2017 4:57:52 AM PST · by Strac6 · 21 replies
    An explosion has reportedly gone off at New York's main bus station - with terrified tourists seen "stampeding" from the scene. A bomb squad has been dispatched to Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal following the reported blast, witnesses claim. Taking to Twitter this morning, one woman wrote: "Just was stuck in a running stampede at port authority bus terminal due to bomb scare." She added: "Cops EVERYWHERE." The reports are currently unconfirmed. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
  • Police Investigate Apparent Pressure Cooker at NYC Subway Station

    11/11/2017 5:57:51 PM PST · by BusterDog · 28 replies
    JUST IN: Police are investigating what the NYPD says appears to be a pressure cooker inside a suitcase at a Manhattan subway station - WNBC
  • Actress Arrested for Trying to Push Random Woman Off Subway Platform

    10/09/2017 11:28:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | Tina Moore and Kevin Sheehan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED October 9, 201 | Tina Moore and Kevin Sheehan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED October 9, 201
    A 35-year-old actress who has starred in off-Broadway shows and played bit parts on TV allegedly tried to push a fellow straphanger into the path of a subway train at Union Square over the weekend, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Keira Keeley’s random target was 57-year-old Leonore Gonzalez, of The Bronx, who was waiting on the 4-, 5- and 6- train platform. Keeley allegedly walked up and shoved her from behind at 12:15 a.m. Saturday. Gonzalez grabbed a pillar and narrowly avoided falling onto the tracks from the platform, police sources said.
  • Appeals Court Tosses One Of The Most Absurd Class Action Cases Of All Time

    09/06/2017 8:11:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 5, 2017 | George Leef
    The plaintiffs’ bar has perfected a system for extracting money from firms. It works like this: Find a petty complaint about some product, magnify it into a class-action suit, then settle with the company in a way that does virtually nothing for the supposed victims, but yields a nice haul of legal fees as the company pays them to go away. This scheme for enriching lawyers who are just manipulating the legal system depends on compliant judges who will approve the classes and rubber stamp the settlements. Every now and then, however, they run into a member of the “injured”...
  • Subway abruptly pulls advertising (Vanity rumor)

    09/03/2017 6:12:14 AM PDT · by rstrahan · 105 replies
    09/03/2017 | Restrain
    From various sources, Subway Sandwich, which is a privately held company, has abruptly pulled its advertising from NASCAR and YouTube. The company is citing 'unforeseen circumstances' AKA, we are short of money. If any here are involved with Subway franchises, just be aware that there may be issues.
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • Confederate Flags Adorn This Times Square Subway Station

    06/25/2015 10:12:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | june 25, | Georgett Roberts and Amanda Lozada
    Tiny Confederate flags are right under the noses of millions of straphangers passing through the Times Square subway station every day. The tile mosaics honor the late New York Times head Adolph S. Ochs, a Southerner with “strong ties to the Confederacy,” said Civil War historian Dr. David Jackowe. The tiles were installed more than 90 years ago when stations were adorned with symbols to honor prominent figures — in this case, the Tennessee-raised Ochs, who was buried with a Confederate flag after his death in 1935.
  • Live From New York: The Latest Marxist Proposal from NYC’s Sandinista Mayor

    08/09/2017 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Bogle · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2017 | George Neumayr
    To pay for the Big Apple’s crappy subway, he proposes a new tax on people who don’t use it. In the 1980s, Bill de Blasio supported the Sandinista National Liberation Front, whose regime of Marxism terrorized and impoverished Nicaragua. He worked as a political organizer for a group of communists and socialists called the Quixote Center in Maryland, traveling down to Nicaragua to participate in its “revolution.”
  • (LGBT BARF ALERT) BBS - Tube (Subway) to change 'hello ladies and gentlemen'...

    07/13/2017 1:09:44 PM PDT · by johnk · 34 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 7/13/17 | BBC
    The "ladies and gentlemen" greeting on Tube announcements is to be scrapped, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. London Underground staff have been told to say "hello everyone" in an effort to become more gender-neutral. TfL said the move was to ensure all passengers felt "welcome". LGBT campaign group Stonewall welcomed the decision, which was supported by London mayor Sadiq Khan at a session of Mayor's Question Time last month. The revised phrasing will be applied to all new pre-recorded announcements made across the capital's transport network. Mark Evers, director of customer strategy at TfL, said: "We want everyone to...
  • New York's subway has always been a chamber of horrors. But when did it get this bad?

    07/08/2017 7:28:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 1, 2017 | Barbara Demwick
    “Die Kitties Die!” screamed the headline in the New York Daily News when, in 2013, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority chief Joe Lhota criticized a decision to pause trains in a Brooklyn subway station to rescue a pair of kittens lost on the tracks. These days, New York so badly needs to get the trains to run on time that Lhota, whose unfortunate anti-cat comments caused a minor scandal, has been brought back as chairman of the transit agency.
  • Subway Derailment Causes Chaotic Morning Commute

    06/27/2017 8:04:41 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 27, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The MTA did not provide details about the reported derailment, but some passengers posted messages that they were evacuated from a train involved in a crash.
  • Subway Ride From Hell: Desperate Straphangers Stuck in Sweltering Car

    06/06/2017 5:11:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    NBC 4/New York ^ | June 6, 2017 | Michelle Kim and Lori Bordonaro
    This is what happens when the New York City subway literally feels like hell. Desperate straphangers stuck for nearly an hour in a powerless subway car with no air conditioning tried to break out of an F train at Manhattan's Broadway-Lafayette station Monday evening, video posted to Twitter shows.
  • Why Expecting Subway Passengers to Pay Is Racist

    05/22/2017 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Michael Shannon
    Regardless of whether government tolerates broken windows or broken turnstiles, it always leads to broken heads in the end Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passengers discovered what happens when government ignores the “Broken Windows” theory of policing in favor of the left’s “Let It All Hang Out” philosophy. “Broken Windows,” introduced by James Wilson and George Kelling, held that a community starts to deteriorate when political leadership de–emphasizes enforcement of “quality of life” ordinances.
  • Riders ignore woman with head trapped between subway doors

    04/06/2017 3:21:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 6, 2017 | Danielle Furfaro and Natalie Musumeci
    A disturbing online video shows a straphanger wedged between subway doors from the neck up as passersby casually walk past her on the platform. The woman found herself caught in between the doors of a No. 4 train at around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the train reached the end of the line at the Woodlawn station in the Bronx, transit sources said. Apparently realizing too late that the train was at its last stop and had already emptied out, the woman rushed for the doors and became trapped, sources said. The woman, who was standing inside the train car, can...