Gotta love it when our random blurbs about how extra crowded the trains seem to be are validated by the legit press.  The NY Sun reports that many neighborhoods are seeing huge surges in subway ridership! 
In other words, our random (complete lack of coffee) babble about the crowds this morning wasn’t as crazy and incoherent [...]

Do you ever wonder if train operators or motormen are messing with the passengers? On purpose?
For example, how many time have you arrived at an express stop on a local train when you can see an express train waiting across the platform. However, the express train manages to close its doors just before the [...]

At what point does it become inappropriate for someone to reach around you to grab hold of a rail? That is this evening’s question to ponder.
What the hell am I talking about? Allow me to explain.
We’ve all been on crowded subway trains. As you know, sometimes you have to get creative in order to find [...]

No Stopping in Times Square

Posted on December 31st, 2006 by The SUBWAYblogger in Rider Strategy

If you are crazy enough to need to get off the subway in Times Square tonight, make sure you get there before 7pm.  After that time, there will be no Times Square stops.  All trains will be diverted away from there for security reasons.  Service will be restored around 12:15am for everyone flooding out of [...]

So maybe “Secret Battle” is a bit dramatic, but it is still somewhat telling. There is growing competition among online travel planners, especially those in New York City.
For years, New Yorkers had to figure out for themselves how to get from point A to point B. Now, there are a handful of online [...]

4.5 Days to go. Just keep telling yourself that.
SUBWAYblogger didn’t take its own advice this weekend. Somehow, I ended up in midtown, crossing 5th Ave too close to the tree at Rockefeller. As predicted, it was pretty crazy.
I figured, what the heck, it’s after 8pm on a Saturday. Most of the shopping crowd [...]

Today is a Gridlock Alert Day. What does that have to do with the subway? Everything.
For example, all over radio and television, reporters are saying, “You’re better off taking mass transit today.” In other words, run for the subways. Unfortunately, in the case of a Gridlock Alert [...]

Damn. I should have learned from last night. It is a crisp slap in the face when you hit that cold air!
Speaking of mittens, one nice thing about the winter is an excuse to wear gloves on the train. I hate touching the grab rails and seats on the subway, but in the winter you [...]

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