The kids are back on the train.  They’re back from their summers in the Hamptons, and they look excited…haha.
Schools in the city have officially started, so students are back with us on the platforms in the morning.
It’s fun to watch the high school dynamics.  It’s like a flashback for me.  They cluster in little groups.  [...]

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 [...]

I’m in an R train at city hall.  We’re being held here because of a track fire south of  Rector St.  They said FDNY is on scene.
They’re telling us to get off and go uptown to canal.  All downtown traffic on the Broadway line is going over the bridge.
Side note, apparently NJT and LIRR are [...]

Metrofart T-Shirts?

Posted on June 24th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Scary People

Ahhh the joy of reader emails.  This one goes in the classic pile:
Hello SubwayBlogger!
Hopefully you’ll get a kick out of the new MetroFart t-shirt, just made available on DiggerTees.com.
A recent trip on the 6 train inspired this t-shirt design; I jumped on the train at 33rd street, to head home to the UES. I immediately [...]

Honestly, there’s about 20 square feet of the entire 59th Street station complex that’s NOT under construction.
Every time I have to get off there, it is impossible to miss the fact that there’s very little area not walled off, torn up, or fenced. It’s getting a little insane.
They may want to just shut it down [...]

David Mack (MTA vice chairman) stop being a dick.
Mack:
“If you [the average rider] saw something and called it in, it goes right there,” Mack told reporters at a committee meeting, kicking a garbage can.
“Why should I ride [the train] and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?” asked Mack, who has six free [...]

Dear Subway Blogger,
Last night around 11:30 a man jumped in front of the 23 uptown at 96th street.  I was in the first car and it was really awful.  The train conductor confirmed that it was a jumper; she said “he was facing the other direction; he just whirled around and jumped.”  It was such [...]

The $1 billion deal for the Hudson Rail Yards development project is all of a sudden DEAD.
The deal fell through at some point late Thursday.  Apparently…
“…an “impasse” over zoning and the timing of payments, the rail yards’ owner said Thursday.” [Newsday]
So a big failing grade for the rail yard, as Gothamist puts it.  See their [...]

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