“Free speech matters in the subways and buses.”

Over the years, the MTA has sought to ban performers and leafleters, censored ads and torn down newsstands. Rider outcry reversed these efforts - as hopefully they will reverse a current proposal to bar photography in the subways. more...









“Now every time I set foot in a subway station there are many things I am hoping I will not see, ranging from persons carrying unconcealed weapons to signs announcing that the No. 1 train will not be in service until June. Never once have I worried about a close encounter with a flute player.”

Gail Collins
(former Newsday columnist)