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Locals Concerned Over Impending L Train Shutdown

Locals Concerned Over Impending L Train Shutdown

By Sam Klein, Deputy Multimedia Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under City News, News, Top Story

With the L Train slated to close its tracks in April of this year, New York locals worry how their daily lives will be impacted.

Staff Rants: MTA, Sophomore Year and Laurie Metcalf

Staff Rants: MTA, Sophomore Year and Laurie Metcalf

By WSN Staff

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Rants

This week on staff rants, Tom is angry about MTA fares, Natasha feels stuck in a sophomore slump and Ryan is passionate about Laurie Metcalf and how the world has underrated her.

Hiking Trails Accessible by Train

Hiking Trails Accessible by Train

By Laura Rubio, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Explore the great outdoors by checking out one of these easily-accessible hikes.

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

By Jack Feeko, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under City News, News

Subway riders who jump turnstiles to avoid paying the fare will no longer be prosecuted, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced earlier this month.

Cuomo Proposes Tax for Properties Near Subway

Cuomo Proposes Tax for Properties Near Subway

By Claire Tighe, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2018


Filed under News

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently proposed a tax increase for residents living near the subway to fund MTA improvement.

HUMOR: A Derailed Relationship

HUMOR: A Derailed Relationship

By Laura Rubio, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Humor, Uncategorized

An angry New Yorker writes a break-up letter to the MTA.

Professors: Landlords Must Pay MTA

Professors: Landlords Must Pay MTA

By Christine Lee, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under City News, News

The New York City subway system was riddled with emergency repairs, train delays and system malfunctions this summer. To fix the subway system, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to tax the rich to pay for repairs, but Governor Andrew Cuomo prefers to make the drivers pay to drive through the city’s most congested parts.

Out of Borough Adventures: The Bronx

Out of Borough Adventures: The Bronx

By Patrick Pauley, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features

Getting to the Bronx might be a bit of a trip, but the visit is worth the train ride.

Government Tug Of War Left New Yorkers Stranded In MTA Tunnels

Government Tug Of War Left New Yorkers Stranded In MTA Tunnels

By Wayne Chen, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With no foreseeable immediate improvement, New Yorkers can’t help but wonder: Who is responsible for this mess?

People Will Still Walk on Escalators

People Will Still Walk on Escalators

By Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Although studies show that standing rather than walking on escalators will decrease travel time, people will continue to focus on their own interests instead of the greater good.

The Culture Shock Issue

The Culture Shock Issue

By Kaitlyn Wang, Co-Managing Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Special Editions, Top Story, Uncategorized

Moving to the big, scary city is a huge jump — New York City boasts a culture of its own that no one is really prepared for. But NYU students have to make more than the jump to the city. Adjusting to college, NYC and especially a new country can be tough — certainly so if you’re doing it all at...

The Concrete Lining to Trump’s Presidency

The Concrete Lining to Trump’s Presidency

By Irfan Suharno, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Trump's repeated calls for increased infrastructure investment is a welcoming, considering the state of many New York City subway stations and roads.

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