Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

DACA Recipients in New York Scramble to Renew

Friday, January 19, 2018

More than 40,000 New York residents receive DACA protections, and immigration advocates say that they’re working hard to renew applications for anyone eligible.


Pre-K Dual Language Programs Will Double Next Year

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña called the expansion a “personal mission.”

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New York City Subways A Hurdle For Disabled Riders

Monday, January 01, 2018

A round of renovations on New York City subway stations should make the system more wheelchair accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Critics say officials seem to be ignoring the law.


Overnight Subway Service Is Enormously Popular — Except When it Isn’t

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Only a small fraction of straphangers ride the subway overnight. But (almost) everyone wants to keep it open.

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The New Head of New York City Transit Welcomes Your Complaints

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Starting next month, you might spot him picking up trash on the subway. 

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MTA's Failure to Install Elevators Raises Legal Questions

Friday, December 01, 2017

The MTA may not have considered wheelchair accessibility with a new series of high-end subway station renovations. 

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Urban Planners Propose Big Changes To Regional Life and Transit

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What if New York City's 24-hour subway system was no longer 24 hours? Or the Meadowlands became a park?


Bus Service Exacerbates Social Inequality, Says City Comptroller

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bus routes haven't gotten much of an update since the 1980s. 

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Toronto Transit CEO Tapped to Helm New York City Transit System

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Andy Byford called managing New York City’s expansive bus network and subway system “arguably the toughest job in transit right now.”

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Subway Advocates Launch a Twitter War Against the Governor

Monday, November 20, 2017

On-time performance fell from 81 percent in 2013 to 63 percent in the first eight months of 2017, according to MTA records.

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The Subway Might Seem Crowded, But Ridership Is on the Decline

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Don't blame track work, says MTA Chairman Joe Lhota. 

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MTA Tries to be More Human, But Maybe Just Adds to the Noise

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The MTA is trying to strike a conversational tone with riders through its onboard announcements. A former conductor remains skeptical.

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The Day After Attack, Questions Surface About Surveillance, Bike Safety

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

WNYC reporters on questions that have arisen about Seyfullo Saipov's use of surveillance and how bicycle lane safety measures may have prevented the deaths.


A Grand Central Ghost Story

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When it comes to the subway, there's more to fear than delays and derailments. 

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The New MTA Payment System Will Still Have a Card for You

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For those who may not have bank accounts or smart phones, there's another option.

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The MTA Might Change How You Pay for Your Bus Fare

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A coalition is calling for the MTA to adopt a new fare system that could speed things up.

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Trump's America: A Hostile Place For Huddled Masses

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Muslim commentator Beenish Ahmed says the election results "make official a nostalgia for a whiter America."


Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat.


Learning — And Unlearning — To Be An 'Ambassador' For Islam

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Since she was a little girl, Beenish Ahmed has felt called on to represent all Muslims in an often Islamophobic country. But how?


Henry Dumas Wrote About Black People Killed By Cops. Then He Was Killed By A Cop

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Dumas was a rising heavyweight black writer when a white cop shot and killed him in 1968. In the age of Black Lives Matter, it's an almost eerie story of a black life lost.