New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?
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USA TODAY Published 4:19 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 2018, Columbus, Ohio, decided not to celebrate. Welcome to The Short List. I'm editor Mary Nahorniak, bringing you the day's top news from USA TODAY. But first, how healthy is sparkling water? The bubbly stuff is about as hydrating as regular water, yet exponentially more delicious. So crack another La Croix and let us know how you pronounce it. Here are the headlines. Victim sent chilling text about limo's 'terrible condition' When a woman sent a text on Saturday that her limo was in "terrible condition," it became tragically prescient. The limo in the crash that killed 20 people in upstate New York had failed inspection last month and the driver didn't have the right license, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. It was "not supposed to be on the road," he said. Victim Erin McGowan, 34, sent the foreboding text just before the crash. The … [Read more...] about New York limo crash, Hurricane Michael, Columbus Day: The Short List
People could fly to New York in the same time they will spend on the road this Bank Holiday, according to new research. Road traffic data analysis shows that many will attempt to travel around the UK over the three days. But research from Virgin Atlantic in collaboration with INRIX, a leading transportation analytics company, journeys of under 100 miles from London will take nearly seventy per cent longer to reach this weekend. Read more The biggest and best airports in New York and London With travel disruption predicted, that have concluded that Edinburgh could take up to thirteen hours to reach by road from London. A weekend jaunt to the Lake District from the capital will take almost eight hours, and with flights to New York taking just 7 hours and 45 minutes. Reaching Glasgow will take more than nine hours and a trip to Loch Ness will require a lengthy 12 hours and 28 minutes in the car. “Many … [Read more...] about It might be quicker to get to New York than the Lake District this Bank Holiday, research finds
PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:00 24 April 2018 Harry Rutter Arthur Cutter, 77, of Ely is remembering the day he was refused entrance to the London Marathon in 2003, so he packed his bags and went to New York City. PHOTO: Harry Rutter Harry Rutter The 2018 London Marathon brought back memories for an Ely man who 15 years earlier was refused entry to the race because his disabled trike failed a health and safety test. Arthur Cutter, 77, of Ely is remembering the day he was refused entrance to the London Marathon in 2003, so he packed his bags and went to New York City. PHOTO: Harry Rutter Undaunted Arthur Cutter, now 77, and his family packed up his hand-cycle and headed to New York where he says they were welcomed with open arms. “I applied for London but they wouldn’t have me, so my eldest daughter said don’t worry dad, I’ll get you into a marathon,” he recalls. “So there was no more to do and in November we arrived in … [Read more...] about Ely man remembers his New York Marathon day after being refused entrance to the 2003 London Marathon
Spain is home to thousands of Latin American immigrants and visitors. Some have fled violence and crisis while others have simply chosen to study abroad. But while their reasons for being in Spain may vary, they have come together to build communities and continue their traditions from back home. These communities have a particularly strong presence in Madrid, where you can find a bodega (a shop that specializes Latin American and Caribbean products) on almost every second street. In fact, just around the corner from the capital’s iconic Plaza de España square, where bronze sculptures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza draw hundreds of tourists, is the bodega Intertropico. María, a Colombian woman who works at the store, says the place is never without customers: “we’re always so busy here because so many people miss their products from home.” While she speaks, she arranges the trademark Colombian bon bon bum lollipops on the counter, a fierce rival to … [Read more...] about How Latin American people are finding a new home in Spain