Anyone have some Double Mint gum?

Posted on August 18th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

A funny improv mob hit the 6 train to create the human mirror.
Fifteen sets of twins, dressed identically, boarded a train and sat directly across from each other.  They mimicked each other’s every move.  They then waited for people on the train to notice the real life human mirror, then taped their reactions.
Pretty funny.  That [...]

Sweet Child O’ Mine, Subway Style

Posted on August 12th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

In other musical news today, have you ever seen this guy?  He’s awesome.
He has a synthesiser on his violin or something that makes it sound sort of like an electric guitar.  So it’s like a hard rock hairband with a fiddle.
Axl would be so proud.
Ok, we promise no more subway music for a while.

A few days ago, we blogged about the Music Underground Program and the video that the NY Times posted.
Now, NPR is taking the idea in another direction.  They chose their favorite four musicians (out of 50) and posted clips on their site.  Now, they want you to go vote for your favorite.  The mini contest [...]

Subway Idol Auditions

Posted on May 2nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

The New York Times has really stepped up its online video mojo.  I haven’t looked at any of their vids in a long time, but today one caught my eye called “Subway Idol.”
It is a very well produced story or mini documentary about a musician auditioning for Music Under New York, a program that funds [...]

Inflatable Subway Art?

Posted on April 1st, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

Artist Joshua Allen Harris decided one day to make an inflatable bear that automatically inflates when the subway passes by.
The flacid bear gets attached to a subway grate. The flow of air passing up from below as the train goes by inflates the bear to full, four-legged stance.
I’m not really sure if i find [...]

Subway Mariachi Band

Posted on March 24th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

I love a good subway mariachi band.  By far the most entertaining of the “on-train” subway performances.

Rain Delay

Posted on March 20th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Transit Failures, Video

How do you know it’s raining out in NYC? Your commute will probably look something like this…or worse.

Let me sum up what you’re seeing. You stand on the musty platform waiting forever for your train to arrive. It finally does, and maybe you’re lucky enough to get on.
A few stops later, you [...]

The tracks or rails of the subway are actually supposed to flex to some degree as the trains run over them. They bow and bend slightly in response to the stress placed on them.
If they were to ridged, they would literally snap when rolled over. So they need to bend somewhat.
Well, the tracks [...]

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