The Indypendent handed out hundreds of copies of its special edition on New York’s troubled subway system at Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Atlantic Yards subway stations Tuesday afternoon. It was the beginning of a weeklong tour of some of the city’s major transit hubs, in which Indy staff and volunteers will be handing out papers.
The crisis in New York’s subway system has received intense media scrutiny during the past month. However, coverage has largely focused on possible technical fixes for the subway’s antiquated signal system, track fires caused by discarded debris, as well as the long-running feud between the governor and the mayor of New York. In this issue, The Indy digs deeper. We look at the underlying political and economic incentives that cause top officials to pursue costly mega-projects at the expense of basic maintenance and offers potential solutions for transforming
“If you’ve been stuck on a packed New York City subway platform waiting for a train that never comes and wondered what the hell is going on, this issue of the Indy is for you,” said John Tarleton, the paper’s Editor-in-Chief.
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Wednesday July 19
Jay Street-Metro Tech (A-C-F-N-R)
York Street (F)
Thursday July 20
Staten Island Ferry Terminal (Staten Island Ferry, 1, R)
Bowling Green (4-5)
Friday July 21
Union Square (4-5-6-L-N-Q-R-W)
Monday July 24
Court Square (7-E-G-M)
51st and Lexington (6-E-M)
Tuesday July 25
Penn Station (1-2-3-A-C-E-LIRR-New Jersey Transit)
If you don’t spot us on your commute, nearly 34,000 copies of this months The Indy are currently available at select vendors and from news boxes citywide.
Photo (top): Elia Gran distributing The Indypendent at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station on Tuesday. Credit: Cole Boyd.