Cuomo’s excuses on the Hudson river tunnels are disgusting.

August 25th, 2015

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LIRR Junk Train at Arch Street

August 20th, 2015

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In early 2012 the LIRR stored a string of their M3 type rail cars at the 'new' Arch Street shop (more…)

Metro North Graveyard, 2002

August 16th, 2015

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In 2002 we stopped by Metro North's graveyard to poke around the oddball collection of junk commuter train equipment stored and awaiting a date with either the scrappers torch or, less likely, resale and restoration. This collection of locomotives and rail cars represented some of the best and worst in terms of reliability & design.
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FR8 Chronicles 33 – Bushmaster 5: Needz Moar Carz

August 1st, 2015

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Practically empty layups are boring. Tags though, are fucking awesome.

FR8 Chronicles 32 – Island Stomp 10

July 1st, 2015

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Someone shoulda got to those bilevels...

NYC DOT / 311 Does not want to hear road repaving complaints

June 25th, 2015

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NYC's 311 website is not accepting complaints for streets that need repaving.
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Updated: Why 1000 new cops won’t increase NYPD patrols

June 10th, 2015

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The City Council and Mayor Bill DeBlasio are currently debating whether or not to hire 1000 new police officers. (more…)

The Express Stop That Never Was

June 2nd, 2015

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The tunnels of the NYC subway system are dark and full of mystery.

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FR8 Chronicles 31 – Island Stomp 9

June 1st, 2015

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Oil trains... not exactly the best canvases... There's nothing worse than seeing headlights on the horizon only to realize that it's another god damned oil train... Nice for 'foreign power' and foaming through, I guess.

More People, No significant new city services: LIC Edition

June 1st, 2015

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As anyone who has been paying attention (or read my last article) knows, the neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, LIC (and soon Astoria) have been seeing massive increases in population without significant associated increases in city services (first responders, transit, schools, hospitals, etc).

We already know this is a problem. This article is will focus on LIC and clarify the scope of this problem.
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