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Deb Goldstein. "This is shot in what was once my brother's apartment. Now, 'Center Court' of the 'Barclay's Arena'". Photo by Michael Galinsky.
Toby Milstein  |  August 30, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Deb Goldstein designed the t-shirt "I'm still calling it Atlantic Av - Pacific St."
Barclays Arena in Atlantic Yards will come under the jurisdiction of the NYPD's 78th Precinct on Oct. 21. But residents still have many concerns including traffic, parking, drunken event-goers and how expanded police operations in the area. Flickr/ChrisHamby
John Farley  |  August 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The 78th Precinct's borders will soon expand to include the home of the Brooklyn Nets and major arena events, and neighbors have opening night jitters.
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
Georgia Kral  |  August 15, 2012 5:20 PM | 1 Comment
Older pedestrians in the tri-state area have a disproportionately high fatality rate in traffic accidents.VIDEO
The Tappan Zee bridge will be completely replaced in the coming years. Flickr/ duluoz cats
Christina Knight  |  August 10, 2012 6:05 PM | Comments
Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for a completely new bridge connecting Westchester and Rockland counties.VIDEO
The W train, seen here arriving in Astoria, Queens, was discontinued in 2010 due to budget constraints. Residents want it back. Flickr/ heathbrandon.
Georgia Kral  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The MTA is restoring bus lines and creating new ones. But straphangers in parts of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn want to know why their services were left out.
Bijan Rezvani  |  August 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus reviews recent news around MTA advertisements, the basic mechanics of MTA's ad system and what it means to have it in your pocket.
The Q train won the top prize with a ranking of $1.60, winning for the first time since 2001. MetroFocus/Esha Ray.
Esha Ray  |  August 1, 2012 5:22 PM | Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its 2012 "State of the Subways" report card this week, ranking the Q line as the best and the C line as the worst.
Flushing Avenue connects downtown Brooklyn and DUMBO with the Brooklyn Navy Yard. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 27, 2012 7:01 AM | Comments
To connect the fast-growing area of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard, a new bus line will roll out. But who will use it?
Waiting for the bus
Rick Karr  |  July 27, 2012 6:53 AM | Comments
You can now get real-time details on when your bus will arrive by checking a cell phone or a website. OpenPlans helps the MTA make BusTime data available to software developers and the public.VIDEO
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