With all the talk recently about corporate sponsorship of subway stations and other mass transit fixtures, it is no wonder that we saw a pair of Maserati on the Grand Concourse of Grand Central Terminal.  (Side note, is the plural of Maserati “maseratis,” “maseraties,” or just plain “maserati” ?   I could look it up, but [...]

An Oldie, but a Goodie

Posted on September 8th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Video

This video is really old, but it’s still a favorite of mine.  A couple hundred people freeze in place in the middle of Grand Central.  I think I love these improv things because it must piss off the NYPD.

Well here’s an idea that finally makes sense.
This year, the surging current of the East River will help provide power to a nearby subway station. The lights that lace the ornate interior of Manhattan’s Grand Central Station have largely been replaced by bulbs that burn brightly but save energy. There are plans to make the [...]

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 [...]

WOW. Gun Show on the Subway

Posted on April 24th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Crime

Holy hell, did you see all the guns on the subway today?  Apparently, it’s all part of “Operation TORCH,” a new federally funded security initiative.
The NYPD received a $30 million grant to increase subway security in a major way.  However, it seems like they are only focusing on major subway hubs. 
The police units, part of [...]

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