Tag Archives: New York City

ratpag Analyzes – With Grave Concern – the Condition of America’s Trail Infrastructure

“Where was ratpag last week?” you ask. In case you didn’t remember, last Monday was a little federal holiday called, oh, I don’t know – MLK day. “Yes, we do remember and you actually made a post – your most … Continue reading

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ratpag Reflects On One Of The Best Aspects Of Yesterday’s Climate March

Yesterday in New York City, where ratpag’s global headquarters is located, there was a march for against climate change.  ratpag thinks that’s a good thing.  Even better is that this climate change march closed several major avenues and crosstown streets to motor … Continue reading

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Two More Reasons To Never Own A Car

Think transit blows?  Love the freedom that a car provides?  Too quirky or out-of-it to figure out how a subway map works?  Despite those reasons, you still should not own a car.  On top of that, the Washington Post and … Continue reading

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Amtrak Grows Weary of the Bullshit; Starts Calling Out Others For Their Bullshit

Amtrak’s had something of a problem with on-time service lately. Well what else do you expect with Amtrak? Yeah, we get it that delays happen on trains – just like they do on planes and in cars – but it … Continue reading

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ratpag Goes Into the New York City Backcountry

ratpag was irritable the other day.  New York City, as great as it is, well…makes ratpag feel like this at times: In search of some peace and quiet, as well as something inexpensive and accessible by public transit (because ratpag … Continue reading

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Urban Hiking: The 4 Bridge Challenge

Sometimes, when ratpag is feeling blue, ratpag goes for a nice long walk over one of New York City’s many tall bridges to clear its mind.  With the economy being the way it is and war after war after war … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Innovative New Way to Earn Money: Sue a Transit System

Before getting into this one, here are a couple links to the latest on our most recent causes.  First, the Long Island Rail Road strike is on, according to the Daily News.  And second, the White House just released a nice report … Continue reading

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ratpag’s LIRR Strike Preparation Guide

With only 9 days to go until the LIRR strike, we want our readers on the Island to be ready.  Of course, we recommend that you go out and help the workers fight fiscal-conservative Governor Cuomo’s attack on organized labor … Continue reading

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ratpag’s Internship Contest

ratpag ceremoniously shitcanned this summer’s intern a few weeks ago because, being an employer’s market, we felt we could do better.  So we advertised our new unpaid opening to all interested and watched the desperate resumes come in.  Hearty laughs … Continue reading

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PATH Train Takes ‘Craigslist Approach’ and More On Transportation Funding

Last week, ratpag stumbled upon this post from the New York Daily News discussing the decaying state of mass transportation in the U.S.  Uninterested, we disregarded it and proceeded to wrap up the week’s posts as quickly as possible before … Continue reading

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