Investigation Begins In Fatal Metro-North crash

harlemThe baffling behavior of a woman whose SUV stopped between the crossing gates on a railroad track came under scrutiny Wednesday as investigators sought clues to a fiery commuter train crash that killed six people. Continue Reading →

125th Street And Fifth Avenue, Harlem, NY, 1920

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A great view of 125th Street  and Fifth Avenue in Harlem, twenty years after the turn of the century and the first year of the roaring 1920’s. Continue Reading →

Open Call for Artists & Vendors to Participate in La Marqueta!

mailA letter from Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito:

We are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for artists and vendors to participate in  La Marqueta.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lassie Out Runs MTA Train

metro-north-dog-rescuersA fleet-footed pooch is lucky to be alive after racing a commuter train in New York City. The New York Post reports that the dog ran alongside the Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Explosion in Harlem at 116th St & Lexington Ave (audio)

harlem exlposionBy Eartha Watts Hicks

Sad day in Harlem. Gas explosion on 116th Street near Park Avenue, leveling 2 five-story buildings. Many injured. Two female confirmed fatalities so far. Continue Reading →

Metro-North Worker Killed By Train

title_world_us_metronorthAnother Metro-North Accident

A Metro-North Railroad worker was struck and killed by a train in East Harlem early Monday morning, officials said, the latest in a string of devastating mishaps for the railroad over the past year. Continue Reading →

Harlem Trolley On Lenox Avenue, 1830’s

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Street scene from Lenox Avenue & 123 Street with the 1537 Metropolitan Street Railroad Harlem Trolley car heading uptown.

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MTA Creates First Regional Transit Diagram for Super Bowl XLVIII

superbowl_graphicIt’s being called the first “Mass Transit Super Bowl,” and this week, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee revealed extensive public transportation plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, detailing how the region’s mass transit systems, including the MTA, will serve as a critical resource to support the movement of the hundreds of thousands of expected visitors to the area. Continue Reading →