January 18, 2013 |
“I won't be going back to Subway until you either drop the words 'foot long' in your advertising or add the inch to the sandwich,” wrote Facebook user David Moran on the company's profile. “False advertising.” The New York Post bought seven Footlongs in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and found four that came in under the advertised mark . Facebook user Saiya Mahariel, who said she used to work at a Subway location, came to the chain's defense. “It's not easy making the bread perfect,” she wrote on the company's profile.
October 31, 2012 |
New York will resume limited commuter rail service on Wednesday and some subway service on Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. During a televised news conference, Cuomo said the commuter rail service, including the Long Island Railroad and Metro North, which links the city to the northern suburbs, is scheduled to resume at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Limited subway service in Brooklyn and parts of Manhattan will resume at 2 p.m. on Thursday, he said. It will be supplemented by what he called a “bus bridge,” the use of buses to carry passengers.
April 7, 2013 |
On an astonishingly busy weekend of dance, Angelenos had the good fortune Saturday to experience two exceptional site-specific performances: the local debut of Trisha Brown's historic “Roof Piece” at the Getty Center and the premiere of Stephan Koplowitz's “Red Line Time,” a marathon circuitous journey on the downtown-to-North Hollywood Metro line. Though sorely overused, the term “experience” is appropriate and deliberate for these pieces. Audiences certainly may choose to watch a site-specific dance with the same mind-set they would if sitting in a comfortable auditorium (minus the cushy chair)
December 5, 2012 |
Among the countless serendipitous subway rides that must go down daily in New York City, one local artist's MetroCard has made her a viral sensation, thanks to Jay-Z. The rapper released a documentary short Tuesday on his eight-show engagement that marked the opening of Brooklyn's Barclays Center. On the eve of his final performance, one clip (below) shows Jay hopping a train en route to the grand finale. Sitting next to what countless outlets have dubbed an "adorable old lady," Jay interacts with the woman in question as she puzzles out his identity.
April 26, 2012
Apple's big days Re "Apple's profit nearly doubles," Business, April 25 The article describing the profits of Apple is but one of several such announcements of record profits in many industries that appear in newspapers regularly. This at a time when most of our citizenry is struggling to keep their heads above water. The discrepancy is so apparent that one wonders at the bewildering confusion of voters during this electoral season. Russell Blinick Encino Seeking subway solutions in L.A. Re "Clear the tracks, Beverly Hills," Editorial, April 21 Ever since Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)
May 17, 2013 |
Nothing in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's repertoire calls for 135-ton trains. The orchestra aims to keep it that way when Metro light rail cars start rumbling through a subway tunnel near Walt Disney Concert Hall. Experts who know the hall's acoustics are worried that the listening experience in the main auditorium could suffer when subway trains begin running 125 feet below the parking garage in 2020. "It would be a disaster for Disney Hall," said its architect, Frank Gehry.
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December 18, 2008 |
The body of a man was discovered on the subway tracks Wednesday night at the Hollywood and Vine station of the Metro Red Line, authorities said. The body was discovered about 7:30 p.m., said David Ortiz, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man appeared to have walked off the platform and fallen onto the tracks but did not touch the subway's electric rail, according to spokeswoman Gale Anderson with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The man also was not struck by a train, Anderson said.
January 30, 2003
I was indeed seduced by the subway ("L.A.'s train of thought," Jan. 16) and have enjoyed some short rides. I would like to look forward to many more rail adventures such as the "Points of Interest" listed. There are, however, no restroom facilities at any of the stations where I have been. Talking with other riders, I heard the same complaint. I have used subways in other U.S. cities and in Europe. They all have restrooms -- not fancy, to be sure, but available. Joanne Nagy Granada Hills You neglected to credit the wonderful artist who designed the Hollywood and Vine station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1997
A subway construction worker suffered severe injuries Tuesday morning when he was pinned beneath a 15-foot-high section of steel reinforcement bars that collapsed, crushing his chest, stomach and back. The 28-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, was airlifted to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills after the 8:40 a.m. accident at the Red Line station in Universal City.
September 24, 2006
Re "Subway Tunnel Ban May Be Lifted," Sept. 19 Cheers to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for being the one politician to have the guts to push for the subway extension. This project, though expensive, would cost no more than the proposed tunnel alternative for the 91 Freeway in Orange County. Buses are cited as a cheaper option, but they cause their own congestion by cutting in and out of traffic and are actually more expensive to operate than rail on a per-passenger basis. Light rail is cited as cheaper, but it doesn't have the capacity or ridership of the subway.