New York

4 NYC Subway Lines Will Start Running Faster Next Week, Saving You Time

The MTA just released its faster weekday schedules for trains serving nearly one million commuters.

William Perugini/Shutterstock
William Perugini/Shutterstock
William Perugini/Shutterstock

The Big Apple moves fast, and New Yorkers will soon be able to move faster, too.

As the New York Daily News reports, some subway lines in NYC will start running at higher speeds on their weekday schedule. Lines impacted include the 2, 3, 4, and 5, and their quicker schedule will allow 900,000 commuters to save time.

The new changes will impact train schedules starting in July. According to NYC Transit officials, the lines affected by the changes will be able to reduce their trips by about 10 minutes. While that might sound like a small change for one subway trip, the minutes accumulated in a day will result in noticeable amount of time.

For now, the quicker schedules will not impact weekend subway rides. In fact, weekend subway ridership has rebounded far faster than weekdays since the pandemic hit, with tourists and leisure returning to old habits quicker than office commuters.

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New York

Get Free Citi Bike Passes This Weekend for the Return of NYC's Summer Streets

The annual car-free event kicks off on August 6.

Photo courtesy of Summer Streets
Photo courtesy of Summer Streets
Photo courtesy of Summer Streets

New York’s favorite car-free event is back.

On August 6 and for the next two consecutive Saturdays (August 13 and August 20), Summer Streets will take over Park Avenue for a day of arts, culture, and, most importantly, no cars from 7 am–1 pm. Aimed at encouraging New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s streets in a more sustainable way, the annual car-free event will welcome participants to run, walk, play, and even bike along the route.

For the occasion, Citi Bike will be giving away free day passes on the first day of the event, on August 6. By using the code SUMMER22 in the Citi Bike app, New Yorkers will receive unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike for 24 hours, and will be able to join the Summer Streets celebration while helping out the environment.

Summer Streets will stretch along Park Avenue between the Brooklyn Bridge and East Harlem, and along the route, it will feature several wind-down areas, dubbed “Rest Stops.” Free performances, events, and art installations will take place there, and visitors will get the chance to find their favorite rest stop to have some fun.

At the Lafayette Street Rest Stop, between Duane and Worth Streets, Unlimited Biking will be providing free bike rentals for those participating in the Summer Streets event. There will be 100 complimentary bikes at three rest stops along the way. At Foley Square, a Topo Chico Beverage Zone will take over on August 6, and guests will be able to enjoy a DJ set from 10 am–1 pm for a proper dance party. Visitors can also choose to head over to the Fitness Class Stage in Cooper Square (between Wanamaker Place and 8th Street), where fitness classes will be open to anyone looking to get some movement in.

Summer Streets is free for anyone to attend. For more information and to check out a full list of event and performances, you can visit the Summer Streets website.

Here’s a map of this year’s route:

Image courtesy of NYC DOT
Image courtesy of NYC DOT
Image courtesy of NYC DOT

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