Juan Carlos Pinto first started the recycling art form in protest of the MTA fare hikes in 2002.
The machines weren't taking credit or debit cards.
It took three police officers to pull Sophia Tolbert, 23, away from the 26-year-old victim, NYPD said.
The attack took place inside the Drew-Hamilton Houses on Feb. 2, police said.
Police busted a man for selling MetroCard swipes, then found a lock in a sock in his pocket.
Tell us your thoughts on the new fare hikes, and how they will impact your monthly budget, if at all.
The base fare for a subway and bus ride will be $2.75; a monthly MetroCard will be $116.50.
A 42-year-old woman had her wallet stolen when she left her hospital room to get tests, police said.
Police said three men stole a woman's purse at the Hotel Chantelle on Sept. 20.
The MTA will be upgrading system software between 1 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the MTA said.
The 25-year-old woman grappled with the thief to stop him from escaping on an R train.
Anthony Coward, 28, was charged with robbery in the attacks, police said.
The suspect attacks victims with a silver hammer, police say.
A man was buying a MetroCard when a thief hit him with a hammer and demanded his money, police said.
The average rental price for a Brownstone Brooklyn studio is almost $2,000, according to a new report.
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