This story was sent out two months ago as the first issue of the Subway Monthly Newsletter. I’m sure many of you have already read it since you are subscribers. After some careful consideration, I felt this story was ready for prime time and deserved to be shared on a more open platform.
Warning: If you [...]
I’m to lazy to go and look up the temperatures from last May, but I feel like we’re getting off easy this year temperature wise. I have a feeling these relatively mild weeks are going to quickly come back and bite us in the ass.
I’m predicting that we get our first sustained heat not [...]
Turns out it’s not just the homeless guys that pick up the tossed Metrocards to try and to use the leftover values.
The Post reports that Georgette DiFini, an F line resident of Brooklyn, regularly picks up discarded Metrocards. She claims that roughly 40% of all tossed cards have at least some money left on them. [...]
You never really know what you are going to see on the subway. That’s why I think everyone should carry a camera at all times when riding the train. You never know what you might find.
I guess the same goes for the Internet. Found this video on Scuzzy TV. Never heard of this site before, [...]
I saw it with my own eyes. My jaw dropped to the ground.
I’m sure you’ve seen a homeless person with a stack of used MetroCards standing at a turnstile swiping away in hopes to find a card with a ride still left on it. I do applaud them for trying to be legal about getting [...]
Heat (or lack of AC): Can’t we poke some holes in the ceiling of the train lines to allow more ventilation? Is it that hard to do? And I’m sure there’s a way to do it and keep the rain out at the same time.
Security: Well, there isn’t any. Random cops sometimes standing around talking [...]
I’ve experienced an unprecedented amount of encounters with crazy bums this week. Like, a LOT of encounters. Almost every time I ride the train.
A few of the highlights.
The Crazy Bum Couple. I’m standing on the platform one afternoon this week waiting for my train. I hear a loud fight half in English, half Spanish. Turn [...]
Sort of. Also, it turns out you can’t blog about it on your Blackberry while you are in the process of screaming at a scrawny bum.
Anyway, this morning it was raining pretty hard as we all know. On my train, there was an open window that obviously had water leak down it and formed a [...]