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  1. santacon watch 2018
    City Begins Annual Preparations to Brace for SantaConEvery local transit system is banning alcohol on Saturday.
  2. Fire Under Metro-North Tracks in Harlem Causes Major Commuter HeadachesLimited service has since been restored.
  3. Details of Deadly Metro-North Crash Emerge The accident was the deadliest in the commuter rail’s history.
  4. 6 Dead After Metro-North Train Collides With SUVIt’s the deadliest crash in the railroad’s already-troubled history.
  5. What You Need to Know About Transportation (or Lack Thereof) During the BlizzardNew York City’s streets will be closed to non-emergency vehicles starting at 11 p.m.
  6. Man on Fire Found on Top of Metro-North TrainHe survived.
  7. Lost Sheep Takes a Stroll on Metro-North TracksAnd narrowly avoids becoming this year’s subway kittens.
  8. Metro-North Hero Devours Chips From Train FloorMmmmmm, chips.
  9. Metro-North Delayed by Box Painted Like Bender It could have been a bomb!
  10. Train Nearly Takes Out Senator During Safety Press Conference Accidents aren’t always the train’s fault.
  11. Dog Ran Alongside Train From Bronx to ManhattanBecause the engineer is a dog person. 
  12. Engineer in Metro-North Derailment Has a Sleep DisorderHe was “dazed” before the accident.
  13. Two People Killed by New York TrainsIn separate Sunday morning accidents.
  14. Metro-North Worker Killed by Train in East HarlemThe railroad’s bad year keeps getting worse.
  15. Train Conductor Writes Apology LetterSometimes they really are sorry for the inconvenience.
  16. Last Night’s Metro-North Outage Caused by ‘Human Error,’ Stray WireForehead slap.
  17. Computer Glitch Leaves Metro-North at a StandstillFilling Grand Central with stranded commuters.
  18. Metro-North President Quits After Terrible YearA year worth quitting over.
  19. Metro-North Workers Made Cigarette and Firework Runs on the ClockNice work if you can get it.
  20. Speeding, Snoozing Metro-North Motorman Probably Won’t Face ChargesSleeping while driving a train is not a crime.
  21. Metro-North Repair Job Was a Little Too Speedy for Some Board MembersWait, the safety upgrade was that easy?
  22. The Feds Are Going to Look Very Closely at Metro-North’s ‘Safety Culture’The first probe of its kind on a passenger railroad.
  23. The Federal Government Is Pissed at the MTAIt reprimanded New York’s state transportation agency in a letter today.
  24. Bill de Blasio Says He Would Have Gone to Scene of Metro-North Accident Easy to say when you don’t have regular access to a golf course in Bermuda.
  25. The Derailed Train Was Going 82 MPH Prior to WreckThat’s 50 over the speed limit.
  26. Governor Cuomo Interviewed by His Brother, the Only Person Who Works at CNNIsn’t this a conflict of interest?
  27. Victims Identified As MTA Begins Cleanup After Metro-North CrashMayor Bloomberg visits the injured in the hospital.
  28. 4 Killed in Metro-North Train Derailment [Updated]And dozens are reported injured.
  29. Woman Survives Getting Pushed in Front of Metro North TrainAfter she denied a panhandler.
  30. Metro-North Workers Paid Overtime While Doing No Work for DaysIt’s almost impressive.
  31. Metro North Is Screwed Again After a Trash-Train DerailmentFriday’s commute will suffer as both directions are closed.
  32. Metro-North, Amtrak Restoring Service, Order to World by WednesdayRiders have not embraced change.
  33. Here’s How to Navigate Your Connecticut Commute TomorrowWhile crews rebuild 2,000 feet of track caused by Friday’s derailed train.
  34. Dozens Injured in Connecticut Train Crash; Northeast Service Suspended [Updated]Metro-North and Amtrak might not be running until the beginning of next week.
  35. Middle East Conflict Rages on Metro-North BillboardsThis seems useful and productive.
  36. Greenwich Was Powerless in the Face of a Single TreeA black locust felled by Sunday’s storm left the entire Connecticut suburb without electricity for hours.
  37. Bratty Metro-North Operators Just Want to Multitask in PeaceThey’re reportedly covering their windows after a passenger complained.
  38. Metro-North Operator Not Stressing, Reads NewspaperAn unhappy customer caught him on video.
  39. Joe Namath, Real Housewife Pushing LIRR/Metro-North Smoking BanNot all A-listers, exactly.
  40. The MTA Comes Crawling Back [Updated]It will take a while for the MTA to get back to its usual just-barely-functioning self.
  41. Well-Educated Person Wrongly Accused of Being Loud on TrainGet ready to throw up.
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Price of Alcohol Rises on the LIRR and Metro-North; Cooking Classes at PurplePlus: Greenpoint’s Coco 66 shut down by the Department of Buildings, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  43. Bridge Fire Suspends Train Traffic in and Out of Grand CentralNo train service after a fire on the 138th Street Bridge.
  44. Boozing Metro-North Bar-Car Customers Don’t Want Your Stinking SeatsHow are Metro-North riders supposed to party with all those pesky seats?
  45. Mediavore
    Ramps on Watch List; Fairway Mulls Upper East SidePlus: outdoor adventures add cooking, and Japan suspends beef exports, all in our morning news roundup.
  46. Metro-North ‘Bar Cars’ Could Become Thing of the PastConnecticut commuters are not thrilled.
  47. MTA Planning High-Speed Internet on Medium-Speed Metro-North and LIRR TrainsKnowing the MTA, it probably won’t happen.
  48. Swimmer Stranded* Yes, the blackout yesterday sucked. But it could have been worse: You could have been trying to get home to Westchester. *Yes, yes. This used to be headlined “Rabbit Stranded.” It was early and we were tired and we mixed up our Updike and our Cheever. Sorry.
  49. The Best of Times Is Now • Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to boost his proposed property-tax cut to as much as 8.5 percent, says the Post. The goal is to roll back a bit of 2003’s infamous 18.5 percent hike, something the City Hall promised to do “in better times.” [NYP] • Ad firm Saatchi & Saatchi got the $16 million account to overhaul the 30-year-old “I Love New York” campaign. (Spitzer says, a bit haughtily, that he won’t appear in the ads.) Let’s hope they do better than Saatchi’s recent Kurt Cobain fiasco. [Crain’s NY] • Mistaking her for an intruder, a New Haven cop opened fire on his own daughter, who was sneaking into the house after a late date. The girl, 18, has a bullet in her thigh. [NYDN] • Railway boozers, rejoice! The proposal to curb the oh-so-European practice of selling alcohol on Metro-North is pretty much kaput in the face of a commuter outcry. [NYT] • That outcry, however? Could have been just drunken babbling. Almost a thousand LIRR and Metro-North passengers got so trashed on the trains last year they needed medical attention; some 287 were ticketed for booze-fueled shenanigans. [Newsday]
  50. developing
    What Does a $91 Million Train Station Look Like? Because there’s news today that the new Metro-North station to be built at Yankee Stadium, set to open in spring 2009, will cost $91 million, twice its initial price tag, with the city kicking in some $39 million, and because we also like showing you renderings of construction projects under way throughout our fair city, we herewith present a sketch of the new station — that bridge on the right heads east from the station, above East 153rd Street, and lets fans off behind home plate of the current stadium, which will still leave them more than a few blocks from the new stadium — provided by the MTA. For what the thing costs, we hope the real one’s at least in color. —Alec Appelbaum Next Stop: Yanks [Metro NY]
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