“Shut up kid.”

Posted on February 26th, 2009 by The SUBWAYblogger in Kids, Tourists

This morning I had a little kid standing near me with his little sister and parents.  Overhearing the conversation, it turns out that the dad used to live in Manhattan years ago.  The family was in town on vacation.
It started off with them jumping on the train.  Dad told the kids where to hold on, [...]

Alright.  I admit it.  I had to ask for directions today on the subway.  I’m not terribly proud of it either.
We had company in town this weekend, and went downtown to the Seaport, etc.  We were going to take the 2,3 down, but that got all messed up because uptown, the trains stopped running for [...]

And We’re Back

Posted on December 29th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Tourists

After a short holiday hiatus outside of the city, we’re back in the NYC.
SUBWAYblogger tries to get back to the city early.  Right after Christmas though New Years happens to be one of the best times to be in the city.
Most of the neighborhoods are completely empty because people are out of town visiting family.  [...]

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back after a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.  SUBWAYblogger’s back in business, sorry for the lack of posts.
Without further adieu, we believe it is time for our annual public service announcement for tourists visiting our fair city for the holidays.  Here goes:
Get Out of the Way.  Thank you.
To harsh?  I think it is [...]

Turnstile Foils Tourists

Posted on November 9th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Tourists, Video

Turnstile 1 Tourists 0
This is the stuff that drives us all insane.  Swipe your damn card, then walk through.  No green light, no go.  That simple.
If you’re too slow to figure it out, then you’re a hazard and shouldn’t be on the train.

Wow did it take for ever to get to work this morning.
There were some pretty significant delays on the 1 train last night because of signal problems at 96th Street.  The trains were running excessively slow.  At one point, it took 10 minutes just to get to the next stop.  We were rolling the whole [...]

Did you see a higher than average amount of foreign tourists on your train this morning?  I sure did.
There was a large group of what sounded like Swedish tourists on one side of me.  Then on the other end were a bunch of Germans.  There’s definitely no mistaking the German language.
I wonder if this is [...]

College Students Are Back

Posted on August 27th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Tourists

The freshmen are in town.  I’ve seen a lot of tour groups riding the subway.  I know they are tour groups because one kid has a t-shirt on that says “orientation leader.”
I guess part of the orientation process is learning how to get around the city.  If so, that’s pretty cool that they take the [...]

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