So this spring is going to be hot for more reasons than one.  In this case, it will be over congestion pricing.
Those that drive around the middle of Manhattan are pissed.  Those that don’t drive could care less.  So it will likely be those that drive that end up killing the plan.
In any event, the [...]

Snow and Deja Vu

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Live Blogging On the Subway

So apparently today’s snow was the most snow the city has seen in two years. For some reason, that makes it sound like some massive amount of snow…as if it were a blizzard or something.
The truth is we just haven’t had much snow at all in the last few years. This year has [...]

Back Off

Posted on February 21st, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Outta the Way, Riding Records

Can I just say that the women who leap over people to dive on an open seat need to freaking relax. I mean seriously.
Ok here’s the profile of the people I generally speak of:
Female
18-34 Years Old
Usually White
Skinny
iPod Wearing
Attitude
The skinny aspect is critical to the scenario because these women jump at even the smallest [...]

Did people leave their homes and offices in a panic today?
I saw no less than 2 hats and 3 different gloves on the sidewalks and subway stairs today. People were clearly fishing around for things in their pockets and bags not realizing they were dropping them.
Why couldn’t it be $100 bills instead?
Sent from my [...]

Let’s just get right to it. Do the French tourists win this game? Is it even a contest? I think so.
In my book, the French tourists are the most obnoxious touristists in town. I can’t even think of another group that even comes close.
I say this as I stand near a group of [...]

Well, in case there were any mystery about the subway’s getting more and more crowded, we can now put that question to bed.
In 2007, there were 2.3 billion riders.  That’s right, BILLION with a B.
And of course, this is pre-congestion pricing.

There are reports this morning that there was a person under a train that was dead on arrival at the 49th Street stop on the N train.
SUBYWAYblogger reader Melody brought this to our attention, and then we were able to confirm it on the police scanner logs.
Melody was on the train that allegedly struck the [...]

So apparently, the engineers at the MTA have been trying to wrap their heads around an enormously pressing issue.
Yes folks, the issue we speak of is (cue drum-roll): Gum on the floors.
Apparently, concrete is much harder to clean than granite tile.  However, concrete is much less expensive to install.  According to WCBS, a concrete train [...]

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