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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.

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?

The Economics of the Dollar Slice: The Pizza Principle

The Economics of the Dollar Slice: The Pizza Principle

By Kate Holland, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Dining, Dining, Features

Pizza has taken New York by storm and become one of the facets of daily life in NYC. But alongside this culinary tradition emerged an urban legend known among economists as the “Pizza Principle.”

4 Ways to Make the Best of Your NYC Staycation

4 Ways to Make the Best of Your NYC Staycation

By Anastasiya Shelest, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Staying in New York City this spring break? Here is WSN's guide to making the most of your week off.

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...

Subway Ads Aren’t Enough to Stop Manspreading

Subway Ads Aren’t Enough to Stop Manspreading

By Emma Rudd, Contributing Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The addition of a few subway ads has failed to attack men's behavioral problems in their entirety.

Tap Into Untapped Cities, If That’s Your Thing

Tap Into Untapped Cities, If That’s Your Thing

By Ivy Oleson, Contributing Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

The Untapped Cities: Past, Present and Future of NYC Subways Tour! is an entertainingly niche few hours to spend learning about subways - assuming you're interested in the topic.

Commuter Students Talk NYC Transit Safety

Commuter Students Talk NYC Transit Safety

By Herman Lee, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under City News, News

NYU commuter students speculate about the safety of NYC's transportation systems after two major transit mishaps.

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