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Wanna Fix NYC's Subway? Spend Tons of Cash and Expect Years of Work

The only transportation outfit having a worse 2017 than Uber is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. That's the band of beleaguered bureaucrats running the New York City subway, a system so dysfunctional even Travis Kalanick would find it scandalous. Recent months have seen the nation's largest subway system plagued by derailments, power outages, overcrowding, and widespread delays.

Watch NYers' Hearts Break As They JUST Miss The Subway Train

There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close. For every time they re-open, they're just as likely to slam shut in your face, leaving you gazing at your own disconsolate reflection in the greasy window as the train rolls away forever.

Top five: New York City's coolest subway stations

1/12 Photograph: Jonathan Aprea Bushwick Ave-Aberdeen St (Bushwick Ave between Aberdeen St and DeSales Pl, Bushwick, Brooklyn) Plenty of subways are accessed via odd locations (the sole entrance to the Clark Street stop in Brooklyn Heights is inside the St. George Hotel building), but this Bushwick L stop is likely the only one you'll find within a car dealership.

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy Makes Subway Sounds

Former LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy wants to shake up the sounds of the underground -- specifically the New York City subway turnstiles. He gave WSJ an exclusive preview of his aural proposal. Click here to subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Visit the Wall Street Journal: www.wsj.com

Benjamin Perla
A cool idea to make commuting more interesting from one of my favorite new yorkers and musicians.
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