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Biased NYPD Fare Enforcement Favors LC Area.

The True Price of Jumping a Turnstile

February 19, 2020

Transit Bureau District 1 covers all the Fordham Lincoln Center stations and has one of the lowest enforcements per fare evader in NYC. Compare it to TBD 23, which includes Rockaway to Jamaica Plains, and the numbers are very different. Why? TBD 1 is wealthier — and whiter.

In the long run, legalizing fare evasion neglects to address the societal issues that give rise to it.

‘No Cops in the Subway’ Is Not A Solution

December 4, 2019

This is why the movement is dangerous. It’s shortsighted and destructive, focused only on eliminating the short-term issue of policing without addressing the underlying systems of poverty, corruption and underfunding.

Commuters race around New York City while residents sleep soundly, but they make the most of every minute.

Commuters Manage Their Time Better Than You Do

October 2, 2019

Here at FLC, residents are able to go to their classes with a sufficient amount of sleep and a good breakfast, lunch or dinner — but that’s not possible for me. Commuters are constantly racing against time, trying to make a minute seem like an hour.

Fordham has earned a reputation of being expensive, but generous with financial aid. Why not extend this mentality to commuters?

Fordham Should Buy Commuters MetroCards

October 2, 2019

Navigating the concrete jungle is the reality for commuters. But the problem does not lie in the conditions that they commute in, but rather the price they pay to do so.

A Dummy's Guide to the MTA

A Dummy’s Guide to the MTA

September 17, 2019

From taking an uptown train instead of a downtown train to missing a stop, we’ve all had our share of MTA mishaps. Now they’re a thing of the past with Loreen Ruiz’s guide to the NYC subway.

London and New York are cities that have differ in underground transportation and pedestrians, but they both have breathtaking views.

West Side, West End

April 10, 2019

Photo Editor Emeritus Andrew Beecher discusses his thoughts on living in both London and New York, whether or not the Tube is really better than the Subway and how Londoners and New Yorkers ultimately measure up to each other.

MTA is changing its policies for commuters in the Bronx coming to Manhattan, adding more connections for the two boroughs.

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

March 22, 2019

Fordham station lies in a predominately black and Latin-American community. Many, along with Stringer, believe that the old policy was the result of institutional racism, and aimed to make mobility for minority communities more difficult.

Jessamine Irwin is a hero. (MEGAN O’HARA/THE OBSERVER)

Adjunct Saves Child from Assailant on Subway

November 4, 2016

It happened in less than a minute. On Oct. 5, Adjunct Professor Jessamine Irwin was on the 4 train....

The W 191st Street Subway Station's graffiti tunnel is reflected in a puddle. (Juliet Altmann/The Observer)

Photo Feature: NYC Subway Stations

January 28, 2016

This week, the Observer Photographers documented some of NYC's 422 subway stations.  Some stations are...

MTA plans to raise prices in 2015 and 2017. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

MTA Will Raise Fares by Four Percent

October 22, 2014

By MARTIN MUNEZ-BONILLAContributing WriterPublished: October 22, 2014 Starting March 2015, the New York subway that the Fordham students and New York City...

Student Defends Activist Lifestyle

October 4, 2012

By SALMA ELMEHDAWI Literary Editor Published: October 4, 2012 Updated: October 10, 2012 After being arrested last week for allegedly vandalizing a controversial ad likening Muslims to "savages," Emmanuel Pardilla, Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) ’14, described the roots behind his activism in an interview wit...

The Morning Commute: Worthy of a Greek Tragedy

November 2, 2011

By GIANMARCO FONGARO Staff Writer Published: November 2, 2011 I have to get up early, sacrificing sleep for the commute itself, and I also have to endure the various tortures that a commute entails. As a commuter, because of all these various stresses, I suffer a handicap versus my resident counterparts who can just crawl ou...