James Ramsay is a Digital Producer and the copywriter behind WNYC's Morning Brief newsletter. He's written trivia games for NPR's Ask Me Another and hosted a college radio program called Morning Breath.
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Friday, October 13, 2017
New York City's last general election saw a record low turnout, with 24 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls. If 17-year-olds could vote, would that number spike?
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Only about 14 percent of registered Democrats voted in the New York City primary this year. We asked a few people who were written in what they think about the low turnout.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Friday is the deadline to register to vote in both the November election and next June's New York primary. We met some brand new voters at their naturalization ceremony last week.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
WNYC's Brian Lehrer received six write-in votes, soundly defeating Democracy Now! co-host Amy Goodman, who got one vote.
Friday, September 01, 2017
The good news: Amtrak completed its Penn Station track repairs. The not-so-good news: Beloved alternatives like the ferry go back to normal price, and subway repairs are still uncertain.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Summer vacation is nearly over, and so are the Penn Station track repairs. Whether you commute by bus, boat or train, test your knowledge and make you commute less of a pain.
Monday, August 28, 2017
About 17,000 commuters from New Jersey or Long Island were promised "hell" due to 8 weeks of track repairs at Penn Station. How'd that actually play out?
Friday, August 25, 2017
Bus riders in the city are frustrated with delays and slow moving times, but being a driver comes with challenges, too. We spoke with a few veteran drivers about their experience.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
In parts of the city, the average bus speed is about 5 mph. Waiting for the bus to show up isn't any faster. How do we speed things up?
Monday, August 21, 2017
Getting stuck in traffic. Making friends. Being able to view the outside world. What are your joys and concerns when it comes to commuting by bus?
Friday, August 18, 2017
A secret tunnel, a secret waiting platform and a secret option for cheap booze. Here are our takeaways from a week of getting to know Penn Station.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
During a three-hour window, five days a week, you can get a pint of beer for $3.75. Know where?
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Get ready for the Amtrak cheat to end all Amtrak cheats.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Now you know where to get oysters. Do you know how to actually get to your train without running into a mob of people?
Monday, August 14, 2017
Penn Station is a pain. But it's less of a pain if you know what you're doing. This week, we're all going to get better at this. And it starts with a quiz.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Coloring books are for adults now. So are fidget spinners, meditation tricks and Selena Gomez songs. And they'll all help make your commute a little more pleasant.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
One thing we're sure of: It's not okay to wear a packpack on a crowded train, but it's absolutely okay to wear a We the Commuters pin.
Monday, August 07, 2017
In our quest to empower commuters, we've fielded etiquette tips and delivered your comments to the MTA. But this week, it's all about you and your techniques for "enjoying" the commute.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Subway dos and don'ts; a '90s rap about standing clear of the doors; a controversial stance on making eye contact; and a case for being allowed to photograph strangers on the train.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Did you pay a double fare to ride the subway? No? Then why do you insist on wearing a person-sized backpack on a rush hour train?