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 [...]

Am I the only one that feels hyper of every cough, sneeze, or sniffle around them these days?
I know I have ranted in the past about germs on the subway, but this is taking it to another level.
Personally, I think the whole swine flu insanity is a lot of hype.  Yes, those people died, and [...]

Subway Gross

Posted on November 7th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Scary People

SUBWAYblogger readers seem to dig stories about the gross things that happen down in the subway.  I’m not sure, but I think most of you must be a little deranged.  It’s cool though, we won’t judge.
So, here’s some of the grosses subway related photos.  I highly advise not looking at this while you are eating [...]

Railfan Porn

Posted on October 13th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Scary People, Video

I know I’m a big subway geek and all.  I mean, this is a three year old blog about the subway.  So I’d say I’m ranking up there in world of subway geekdom.
Some people are on a whole different level, though.

Kinda cool, right?  Somehow this cam was mounted on the front of a 7 train [...]

Well, in case you missed it (as most New Yorkers did), Sheldon Silver won the Democratic primary for Assembly Speaker.
Since he out spent his opponents 2 to 1, he managed to secure most of the little votes that were actually cast.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is the poster boy for Albany dysfunction, the senior leader of [...]

The Crazies are Active

Posted on September 12th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Bums, Scary People

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 [...]

So I’ve seen a lot of gross stuff happen, especially in the subway.  Gross, smelly, oozing homeless feet.  Fat, sweating, pigs of human beings in airconditionless subway cars.  Really, it takes a lot to make my skin crawl.  However, this put me over the edge.
I was on a 3 train coming from downtown.  It was [...]

In case you get stopped by an officer to search your bag on the subway (chances are extremely low), just keep in mind that letting them check is completely optional.  You don’t have to let NYPD officers go through your bag.  It’s totally up to you.  All the police can do is refuse to allow [...]

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