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The F train is not having a good week at all. Just this past Thursday, a Brooklyn-bound F train derailed while working its way through Queens (luckily, no one was killed) and in a few short months, the line will undergo major Hurricane Sandy-related shutdowns. Now, the MTA truthers at NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign have exposed yet another blemish on the F train's permanent record: It's the subway system's most delayed train line. According to a new report from the organization,...
Immediately following the news of this morning's F train derailment in Queens, reports were vague about the extent of the injuries to the passengers. Now, though, DNAInfo is reporting that there were 19 people who sustained injuries, with four people taken to area hospitals with severe injuries. The F train that derailed this morning was carrying over 1,000 passengers and, according to MTA chairman Tom Prendergrast, had 6 of 8 cars leave the tracks for...
Every day brings another way in which the F train might be delayed. It's sort of exciting, it really is. All winter, it seemed like the MTA gods were dreaming up new ways to torture us commuters, but the advent of spring and its lack of snow and extreme weather brought hope that those nightmares were over. But, no. Those MTA gods are sadistic beasts, and it seems like there's no respite for our...
If you've ever taken the F or G trains as far as Smith-9th Streets or driven on the Gowanus Expressway, then you've seen the massive Kentile Floors sign. At eight stories high, it's pretty hard to miss. By night, though, the sign more or less disappears. Fortunately for us, on Saturday, May 3, it will be lit once again--if only for a short while. The Daily News reports that three Gowanus-based artists have taken it upon themselves to...

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