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  • Return of the taggers: New York is blighted with graffiti leaving areas 'looking like war zones' in echo of the 1980s as NYPD begins massive clean-up following 6,000 complaints

    03/04/2021 6:50:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2021 | Adam Schrader, Chris Jewers, and Ariel Zilber
    New York City has been blighted by graffiti leaving some areas of the Big Apple 'looking like war zones' reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s, leading to a barrage of vandalism complaints. As part of a major clean-up operation announced on Wednesday, NYPD officers will examine graffiti tags for clues about gang activity in the city after the department said it had received over 6,000 complaints in 2020 alone. The explosion of graffiti has left parts of New York City looking like it did in the 70s and 80s, before CCTV cameras acted as a deterrent and clean-up initiatives were...
  • Subway’s tuna is not tuna, but a ‘mixture of various concoctions,’ a lawsuit alleges

    02/14/2021 6:37:27 PM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/2021 | Tim Carman
    Subway describes its tuna sandwich as “freshly baked bread” layered with “flaked tuna blended with creamy mayo then topped with your choice of crisp, fresh veggies.” It’s a description designed to activate the saliva glands — and separate you from your money. It’s also fiction, at least partially, according to a recent lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleges the ingredient billed as “tuna” for the chain’s sandwiches and wraps contains absolutely no tuna. A representative of Subway said the claims are without merit. The tuna sold at the chain is wild-caught,...
  • Subway’s tuna is not tuna, but a ‘mixture of various concoctions,’ a lawsuit alleges

    01/28/2021 7:37:09 AM PST · by mylife · 122 replies
    wapo ^ | 1/27/2021
    Subway describes its tuna sandwich as “freshly baked bread” layered with “flaked tuna blended with creamy mayo then topped with your choice of crisp, fresh veggies.” It’s a description designed to activate the saliva glands — and separate you from your money. It’s also fiction, at least partially, according to a recent lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The complaint alleges the ingredient billed as “tuna” for the chain’s sandwiches and wraps contains absolutely no tuna. A representative of Subway said the claims are without merit. Not only is its tuna the real deal,...
  • Man busted for series of attacks on women in NYC subway station

    01/06/2021 10:30:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 6, 2021 | Joe Marino and Kenneth Garger
    A man suspected in a string of random assaults on women at a Brooklyn subway station was arrested Tuesday and charged with a slew of hate crimes, authorities said. Khari Covington, 29, is accused of attacking nine women in separate instances in East Williamsburg since last August, according to police. Seven of the alleged assaults occurred in transit — mainly at the Morgan Avenue subway station — while two were committed nearby on street level, police said.
  • Subway Vigilante Pulls the Trigger on this Day in History

    12/23/2020 12:04:33 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies ^ | Dec. 22, 2020 | Dave Ettl
    This day in history in 1984 something happened that started a chain of events that culminated in a decision I speculate would never happen today.It was big news in the the big apple and all across the country. On December 22, 1984, Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four young black men on a New York City subway train, saying they were about to rob him. The four teens were Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey, and James Ramseur, all shot and wounded by Goetz after they accosted him on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan.Goetz was charged with...
  • FBI’s Newest Prerogative: Shooting Subway Passengers (Washington, DC)

    12/21/2020 3:07:04 PM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    AIER ^ | 12-21-20 | James Bovard
    Last Tuesday, an FBI agent pulled out his gun and repeatedly shot a passenger on the Washington subway. At the bottom of B6 in Saturday’s Washington Post – buried past an article headlined, “Despite the upcoming solstice, winter has already arrived” is a short piece headlined: “Police:‘Verbal exchange’ preceded Metro shooting.” There were zero news reports or disclosures for the two days after the shooting – except for a brief FBI note that there had been an “officer-involved shooting” on the subway. What did the passenger say that provoked the shooting? It’s a secret – at least for the time...
  • Bill de Blasio Will Ride Subway to Show It’s ‘Safe’ as Restaurants Remain Shuttered

    12/15/2020 10:19:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2020 | h
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) promised to ride the subway to demonstrate that it is “safe” and encourage others to do so as restaurants in his city remain largely shuttered over the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, despite the fact that less than two percent of all cases are traced back to restaurants. Speaking to a Streetsblog reporter, the Democrat mayor accepted what has been dubbed the “Streetsblog challenge.”
  • Police union boss tells MTA riders they’re on their own amid violence uptick [ New York ]

    11/22/2020 8:18:05 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2020 | Craig McCarthy and David Meyer
    The head of the NYPD’s largest union issued a stark warning to subway riders Friday amid the recent rash of shoving incidents by unhinged assailants: You’re on your own. PBA President Pat Lynch accused lawmakers of preventing cops from doing their jobs and advised straphangers to “keep both eyes wide open” to avoid being victimized. “The politicians have made it abundantly clear that they don’t want cops enforcing transit system rules, connecting the homeless with services, engaging with seriously mentally ill people or doing any of the things necessary to prevent these terrifying random attacks,” he said. ‘ “That is...
  • Two people fatally struck by subway trains across NYC

    11/20/2020 12:33:26 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/20/2020 | Georgett Roberts and Amanda Woods
    Two people were fatally struck by trains in the city Friday morning — a woman at Penn Station and a man in Queens, cops said. More recently, a witness reported to cops that a woman jumped in front of an oncoming northbound 1 train at 34th Street–Penn Station around 9:20 a.m., cops said. The 40-year-old woman was pronounced dead on scene, police said. The MTA initially tweeted that northbound ‌1‌, ‌2‌ and ‌3‌ trains were rerouted and delayed following the incident. Later, the agency said regular service was beginning to resume, but to expect longer delays in both directions.
  • NYC's coronavirus-era subway cars fill up at rush hour; Cuomo takes few steps to enforce social distancing there

    10/06/2020 6:20:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 06 2020 | Jonathan Garber
    NEW YORK CITY – While New York, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, has imposed strict social-distancing rules on businesses, out-of-state travelers and other groups to curb the spread of COVID-19, the cramped subway cars of New York City tell a very different -- and concerning -- story. Photos from inside some rush-hour subway trains last week showed commuters filling the seats, with others forced to stand uncomfortably close. A vast majority wore masks, but little to no social distancing could be found in those cars. Fox News witnessed express trains headed from both the Bronx and Brooklyn to...
  • Ireland court rules that Subway's sandwich bread is not legally bread

    10/02/2020 12:53:34 PM PDT · by be-baw · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 1, 2020 | Jon Haworth
    LONDON -- Ireland’s Supreme Court has issued a ruling declaring that for the purposes of tax law, the bread served in Subway's hot sandwiches does not actually meet the legal definition of “bread” because of its sugar content and is rather a "confectionary or fancy baked good." The case was brought before the court by Subway franchisee Bookfinders Ltd. which claimed that the bread Subway served qualified as a “staple food,” which, in Ireland, means that the bread would be exempt from value-added tax (VAT), thereby saving Subway money.
  • Court rules Subway sandwiches too sugary to meet legal definition of ‘bread’ (Ireland)

    09/30/2020 1:34:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 30, 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    Ireland’s highest court isn’t sweet on tax breaks for footlongs. The country’s Supreme Court ruled that the starch used in Subway sandwiches is too sugary to meet the definition of “bread” — a legal distinction that would have saved the firm some dough. In deciding whether to give the fast-food chain a tax break for serving a “staple” food item, the five-judge panel ruled that the bread’s sugar-to-flour content is roughly five times too high to qualify, according to the Irish Independent.
  • [NYC] Subway Window Vandalism Could Force MTA to Reduce Service on No. 7 Train

    The MTA could be forced to reduce subway service for the No. 7 train after rampant vandalism, according to sources. At least 200 windows on subway cars have had to be replaced since the start of August because they keep getting smashed, the Daily News first reported. Sources say that workers have to pull the train out of service every time a window is damaged and needs to be replaced. According to the source, the MTA's supply of spare windows is used up and the agency is having a tough time finding more. A video posted to Twitter by a...
  • Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’ Some national chains, both retail and restaurants, are closing outlets in New York City, which are struggling more than their branches elsewhere.

    08/11/2020 4:30:45 PM PDT · by karpov · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 11, 2020 | Matthew Haag and Patrick McGeehan
    For years, Bryant Park Grill & Cafe in Midtown Manhattan has been one of the country’s top-grossing restaurants, the star property in Ark Restaurants’ portfolio of 20 restaurants across the United States. But what propelled it to the top has vanished. The tourists are gone, the office towers surrounding it are largely empty and the restaurant’s 1,000-seat dining room is closed. Instead, dinner is cooked and served on its patio, and the scaled-down restaurant brings in about $12,000 a day — an 85 percent plunge in revenue, its chief executive said. Five months into the pandemic, the drastic turn of...
  • Retail Chains Abandon Manhattan: ‘It’s Unsustainable’

    08/11/2020 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 151 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 11, 2020 | Matthew Haag and Patrick McGeehan
    In the heart of Manhattan, national chains including J.C. Penney, Kate Spade, Subway and Le Pain Quotidien have shuttered branches for good. Many other large brands, like Victoria’s Secret and the Gap, have kept their high-profile locations closed in Manhattan, while reopening in other states. Michael Weinstein, the chief executive of Ark Restaurants, said he will never open another restaurant in New York. Of Ark Restaurants’ five Manhattan restaurants, only two have reopened, while its properties in Florida — where the virus is far worse — have expanded outdoor seating with tents and tables into their parking lots, serving almost...

    07/13/2020 5:53:01 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
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    When you think of riding the subway, laughter and joy aren’t the first words that spring to mind. It’s a cramped place full of grumpy people either coming home from a bad day at work or are just generally upset. Many are glued to their cell phones or “wired up” and have no time for anyone else. Yet if you’re lucky enough, sometimes you can find happiness in a subway train. One such moment was captured when a Belgian advertising agency working for Coca-Cola hired an actor to randomly start laughing on the train. With the tagline–“Happiness starts with a...
  • Two men stabbed in wild NYC subway attack

    07/11/2020 9:55:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2020 | Joe Marino and Dean Balsamini
    Wild video has emerged of a bizarre stabbing on a Queens subway in which two men were attacked by a knife-wielding stranger, police said. The partially caught on video brawl began on the 7 train when the suspect, Patrick Chambers, 46, shouted at two elderly men sitting across from him, “Why aren’t you home with your kids?” police said.
  • Subway Bans Open Carry of Firearms in Restaurants Nationwide

    07/08/2020 1:07:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 08 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Subway announced Wednesday it is banning the open carry of firearms in restaurants across the nation. WRAL reports the ban applies even in states where open carry is legal. notes Subway’s firearm policy now says the restaurant chain requests “guests (other than authorized law enforcement) refrain from openly displaying firearms inside restaurants — even in states where ‘open carry’ is permitted.”
  • Why New York City will never build another subway station

    07/05/2020 2:03:42 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | $ July 2020 | Reed Tucker
    ...“I called yesterday,” Plotch told me in March. “They said they’d start building it next year.” Not only is the Second Avenue Subway unlikely to pick up construction again next year, continuing progress of the 8.5 miles of track running down Manhattan’s east side from 125th street to Hanover Square, it’s not particularly likely to be completed in many of our lifetimes The Second Avenue Subway, which was originally meant to include 16 stations, so far only includes three — 72nd, 86th and 96th streets. But that 1.5-mile “stubway” alone cost $4.6 billion (from an original budget for the entire project...
  • Cuomo and MTA tap low-wage, uninsured workers to scrub subway for coronavirus (illegals?)

    05/18/2020 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/18/20 | Clayton Guse
    Low-wage, uninsured workers hired by private contractors are at the vanguard of the MTA’s nightly subway scrubdown. Since May 6, when the system began to close from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. each night, outside cleaners have set up around-the-clock shops in at least 14 end-of-line stations, quickly mopping and wiping down the interiors of trains before they’re sent back out for service. Many of the workers are in their early 20s, and many are immigrants who do not speak English and are not eligible for federal assistance. Private subway cleaners across the city last week said they were not...