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The Monday after Thanksgiving, already a pretty fraught day of post-travel and post- or current Thanksgiving hangover, was a whole lot worse than normal for about 10,000 commuters who signed up for monthly MetroCard users. Thanks to a technical glitch, the combination MetroCard and Long Island Rail Road/Metro-North issued by mail for December had zero days worth of rides on them, leaving a whole lot of angry people banging on the touchscreens of MTA...
Seems like Mayor De Blasio is finally making good on one of his campaign promises. Multiple sources indicate that De Blasio will introduce a bill next week banning carriage horses in the city, starting in 2016. One of the major objections to a proposed elimination of the industry has to do with jobs: The carriage horse drivers are one of the blue-collar institutions of New York City, and banning horses will essentially put those...
There's no way around it: Plastic bags are not good for the environment. Seeing them floating along in the breeze, unless you're inĀ American Beauty, usually makes you feel like you live in a city made of garbage. Which, we do, but it's nice not to think about it constantly. And they're really tricky to recycle: They clog machinery, there's not any market for their reuse, and most end up going straight into the dump....
You know those dudes on the subway, the ones who spread their knees in order to take up every possible inch of space, even through there's a perfectly good seat next to them that you could settle into? It's not just social media that's going to shame them anymore. The MTA announced that, in January, it's going to launch a PSA campaign targetting "man spreaders" a.k.a. "seat hogs" a.k.a "bros who are making your...

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