Because no other paper in the universe would produce this piece:
Stop by Stop, Subway’s Decline and Growth
Every year, New York City Transit releases a station-by-station breakdown of ridership in the biggest subway system in the nation. Shake-ups are rare; the usual suspects — Times Square, Grand Central Station — routinely top the list, and last year was no exception. [Excellent graphics here.]
And this piece is no exception: The New York Times is the Eternal Assignment Desk for the journalism world at large.
A small sampling:
The New York Times: All the News That’s Fit to Print (Elsewhere)