Entries tagged with 'subway'


I just stepped outside and saw a truck on Broadway carrying an entire, brand new subway car, mechanically complete but lacking decals. The one time I don't have my camera with me....

Church of the Narrow Mind

On Friday's commute I shared the subway car with the pastor of the Narrow Path Church. From 125th Street to the terminus at 207th, he delivered a sermon that was by turns pedantic, hateful, and paranoid. What set him apart...


The MTA is giving free rides on the 'Nostalgia Train' every Sunday in December. It's running on the V line between 2nd Ave and Queens Plaza from 10am-5pm. I saw the train in 2004 on an elevated track on the...

Top of the Rock

I've been noticing during my new commute that train operators often announce my stop as "47th-50th, Rockefeller Center, Top of the Rock". This is the observation deck on the 70-story GE building, open to the public since November of 2005....

What you can expect from your lava life

Every time I see this ad on the subway I'm a bit mystified. I got the idea pretty quickly--that by using Lavalife you can expect to find a quick hookup and be happy right now, rather than a good...

All Aboard

The MTA has some interesting new ideas for letting customers know about service changes. On several recent mornings over the last few months, I have gone to the downtown platform on the 4 train at Fordham Road on the Bronx...

Samaritan Swipe

We've all seen the ads in the subway saying so cleverly "If someone tries to sell you a swipe, don't buy it. It's illegal any way you swipe it." This is targeted at the enterprising people who stand in front...

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