New York Subway

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Dozens Hurt in New York Subway Derailment

2 cars went off the track and into a wall

(Newser) - Dozens of people were hurt Tuesday morning in New York when a subway derailed in Manhattan. The emergency brake was activated—it's not clear why—which caused two cars to veer off the tracks and into a wall, the New York Times reports. There was extensive damage, including to... More »

4 Sets of Identical Twins Pull Off NYC Subway Prank

Improv Everywhere staged the scene

(Newser) - If a man on the New York City subway started asking riders for money to fund the time machine he was building, you'd probably assume he was a panhandler with a particularly novel method of asking for money. But what that man's future self got on at the... More »

New York Shuts Down Subway Over Teen Fugitive

17-year-old was busted for stealing jewelry from old ladies

(Newser) - New York shut down four of its subway lines for at least an hour today in pursuit of a fleeing suspect. What sort of dangerous fugitive prompted this manhunt? A barefoot 17-year-old who had allegedly been stealing jewelry from old ladies. Police were leading Vincens Vuktilaj out of his apartment... More »

NYPD Staging Fake Bio-Terror Subway Attack

Releasing harmless gas to track its movement

(Newser) - Don't worry: The gas the NYPD will be releasing into the New York City subway system in July is totally harmless. The "per fluorocarbons" will be released as part of a $3.4 million-dollar study looking at airflow in the subway system, with the aim of helping authorities... More »

Psych Eval Ordered for Suspected Subway Pusher

Erika Menendez has history of mental illness, says family

(Newser) - Erika Menendez laughed so hard that she shook, and appeared "unhinged" last night at her arraignment on charges that she shoved a man to his death in the New York City subway, reports the New York Post . “You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing,... More »

Subway Victim's Daughter: Help 'Would've Been Great'

Ki Suk Han's daughter says 'what's done is done'

(Newser) - The daughter of a man pushed in front of a subway train and photographed a split-second before his death said yesterday after a suspect was arrested that it "would have been great" if someone had helped her father up but "what's done is done." Ki Suk... More »

Post Photog: I Was Too Far Away to Help Guy in Subway

R. Umar Abbasi says critics 'have no idea how very quickly it happened'

(Newser) - The freelance photographer who snapped the New York Post's much-maligned front-page picture of Ki Suk Han seconds before he was killed by a subway train is stepping up his defense against "armchair critics" who say he should have been helping rather than shooting. In a rambling piece in... More »

NY Post Bashed for Photo of Man's Final Moments

Some wondering why photographer didn't help Ki Suk Han

(Newser) - The New York Post's front page today features a picture of the last moments of the man who was pushed in front of the subway and killed yesterday, above the blaring headline, "DOOMED." It's obviously sparked outrage on various levels, with many questioning whether the cover,... More »

Man Pushed to Death on NYC Subway

Cops still seeking attacker

(Newser) - Every subway rider's nightmare came true in New York City yesterday when a 58-year-old man was pushed to his death in front of an oncoming train. Witnesses said Ki-Suk Han was shoved after a brief argument with a man who had been seen talking to himself moments earlier. The... More »

Man Molested Subway Rider as She Slept: Cops

She reported the attack after seeing it on YouTube

(Newser) - A young woman who was allegedly molested while sleeping on a New York subway later reported the attack—after seeing it posted on YouTube, the Daily News reports. In the video, the 21-year-old is asleep in her seat while a man gropes her for several seconds between her legs. Jasheem... More »

NYC Subway to Get Wireless, Cell Service

Australian company revives 3-year-old plan

(Newser) - A plan to bring cellphone and wireless Internet service to New York's subway is set to start after years of delay. The $200 million project was hobbled by the recession but has been made viable again by a large financial commitment from Broadcast Australia, Bloomberg reports. The firm bought a... More »

Subway Bomb Plot Linked to al-Qaeda Figure

Man raised in Brooklyn recruited Zazi, others, indictment claims

(Newser) - A failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway system last year was part of a larger al-Qaeda conspiracy that planned a similar attack in England. In an indictment unsealed today, US prosecutors added several al-Qaeda figures to the case, including Adnan Shukrijumah, who they said was... More »

NYC Man Moves Entire Apartment Via Subway

That's one way to ensure your friends stop speaking to you

(Newser) - It’s bad enough asking your friends to help you move…it’s even worse when you ask them to help you move using only the New York City subway system. Young Min, a 24-year-old former Queens resident, somehow convinced two language school friends to help him move, via subway,... More »

Zazi Pleads Guilty in NYC Subway Terror Plot

Airport shuttle driver points finger at US actions in Afghanistan

(Newser) - A former Denver airport shuttle driver today admitted to a plot to bomb the New York City subways, saying he was recruited by al-Qaeda in Pakistan for a "martyrdom plan" against the US. Najibullah Zazi, 25, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit... More »

Asperger's Boy Lived in NY Subway 11 Days

Runaway vanished underground

(Newser) - A young boy with Asperger's syndrome lived on newsstand potato chips, jelly rolls, and bottled water for 11 days riding the trains of the New York City subway system. Francisco Hernandez Jr, 13, rode trains to the end of the line, then climbed back on another no matter where they... More »

Ruth Madoff Rides Subway

Ponzi schemer's wife blames paps, of all people, for ruining her life

(Newser) - Ruth Madoff’s life has hit a new low—literally. It's subterranean: The New York Post spotted her on the subway yesterday, seated directly underneath an ad promoting 99-cent cellphones. The disgraced financier's wife, with gray-streaked hair and distinctly unfashionable attire, was not happy with the photographer, asking, “... More »

Purr-fect Kitty Survives Subway

Feisty feline survived 25 days in tunnel

(Newser) - A scared black kitten lost in the New York City Subway system more than three weeks ago has been found safe and well. Georgia escaped from a carrying case 25 days ago and scampered into a subway station to survive passing trains, the electrified third rail and some of Manhattan's... More »

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