After all the hubbub about a possible photography ban on subways and buses, the MTA failed to pass the ban yesterday. Newsday reports "officials said the hold-up is the result of an outpouring of criticism about the move, which would offer exemptions to working photojournalists but give police wide latitude in limiting even the most innocent souvenir-taker from clicking away." The MTA adds that it's in "limbo" and in "review" until a full MTA board meeting in May (part of the other rules to be discussed: No walking between subway cars).

Gothamist is glad for this brief reprieve, and we're sure that the MTA decided not to pass the ban for now, worried that there would be another photographer swarm at Grand Central. Now, let's see what happens in April!