“How do we survive?”: Subway station retailers struggle

Retailers whose shops are located within the New York City subway have returned to one question since the pandemic hit: “How do we survive?” Since March, 77 of the 321 retail businesses that operate underground have permanently closed, the New York Times reported. “We don’t have tourists, people are all working from home. We have nothing,” Jairo Cardenas, whose shoe shine business is within the sprawling Times Square station, told the Times. Restaurants and retails

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NYC’s push for citywide contactless transit payment is delayed by COVID-19

Last May, New York City’s Metro Transit Authority opened out the first contactless payment systems at select subway station turnstiles. The systemwide rollout was set to be completed at all subway stops and buses this October. Like so many things in this life, however, COVID-19 put a damper on those plans. OMNY — One Metro […]

Beautiful Photos Of New York City From High Above

As Gothamist highlighted Wednesday, the MTA has chosen to feature the “vertigo-inducing” photographs of Navid Baraty on the walls of the Bowling Green subway station. The exhibit, entitled “Intersection,” uses images Baraty captured from the ledges of New York City’s tall buildings and skyscrapers.