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Oh, hey, F-train riders—especially those living around Bergen Street, or Carroll Street, or Smith and 9th Street: your summer is about to get a little less crowded—F express service is returning to your tracks starting this summer, between Church Avenue and Jay Street-Metrotech. Gothamist reports the service change was, purportedly, the passion project of Council Member David Greenfield, who has advocated for it for many years. When the MTA said it would enact the plan,...
Riding the subway always comes with a series of hazards, from weird smells to aggressive preachers to dudes who hog three seats for no reason, but this weekend seemed to be a banner one for bad behavior in the tunnels. Consider exhibit A: a man who fell asleep riding the train at 8:30 pm completely naked except for a pair of sneakers, and then ended up on the cover of the New York Post the next...
Despite the fact that, in recent weeks, a lot of strange shit has gone down on the subways (we even saw a guy shaving on the F train last week—shaving!) when we read the news that a crowded F train almost got impaled by a construction drill yesterday, we actually considered alternative commuting options for the first time in a long time. Because, you know, we'd kind of rather not wind up en brochette...
We didn't want to be the first to say it, but we think the F train is in need of an intervention. It seems to be losing its grip on reality. This morning, commuters were surprised when their Manhattan-bound F train suddenly switched over to the G line--without any warning whatsoever. As many of you know, the F train is having a really tough time right now. After last week's non-fatal derailment and the news that...

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