And by fun, I mean it sucked big time. 
The Brooklyn bound 2 and 3 trains were definitely not running, but I heard there were issues with the 4 and 5 too, which makes sense.
There was allegedly a power failure somewhere near the crossing from Manhattan to Brooklyn.
In any event, that meant there were no 2, [...]

This was honestly what you had to deal with this weekend to get around the city.

The MTA basically decided to turn the subway into a giant NASCAR track.  So you had to just get on and cross your fingers that you boarded the correct train in the loop.
The 2 train went down the west side [...]

What a concept! [sarcasm]
The MTA has finally decided to outfit the old trains in the system with speakers mounted on the outside [Daily News] of the trains. That way, people outside the train can hear the announcements while standing on the platform.
I think we’ve all been in the situation where we’ve boarded a train [...]

A small bomb was set off in Times Square around 3:45am today. The explosion occurred on the doorstep of the Army/Navy recruitment station on the island in the center of Times Square.
As a result, the police immediately suspended subway service in Times Square. Luckily, trains kept moving and simply bypassed Times Square. [...]

So this spring is going to be hot for more reasons than one.  In this case, it will be over congestion pricing.
Those that drive around the middle of Manhattan are pissed.  Those that don’t drive could care less.  So it will likely be those that drive that end up killing the plan.
In any event, the [...]

Snow and Deja Vu

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Live Blogging On the Subway

So apparently today’s snow was the most snow the city has seen in two years. For some reason, that makes it sound like some massive amount of snow…as if it were a blizzard or something.
The truth is we just haven’t had much snow at all in the last few years. This year has [...]

Back Off

Posted on February 21st, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Outta the Way, Riding Records

Can I just say that the women who leap over people to dive on an open seat need to freaking relax. I mean seriously.
Ok here’s the profile of the people I generally speak of:
Female
18-34 Years Old
Usually White
Skinny
iPod Wearing
Attitude
The skinny aspect is critical to the scenario because these women jump at even the smallest [...]

There are reports this morning that there was a person under a train that was dead on arrival at the 49th Street stop on the N train.
SUBYWAYblogger reader Melody brought this to our attention, and then we were able to confirm it on the police scanner logs.
Melody was on the train that allegedly struck the [...]

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