Ok, so the headline is a bit more flamboyant than I intended. Just try to ignore it.
Anyway, I did not even realize that today was Columbus Day! The subway system is so nice and quiet. Federal offices, schools, etc are closed today so there are about 1/3 the people waiting for the train this morning.
Walking to the subway, I noticed a few restaurants bringing their cardboard trash back inside. They must have forgotten that there’s no trash pickup today because of the holiday.
I’d imagine that things are going to get much busier around noon today on the 4, 5, 6 line. The parade goes up 5th Avenue and starts at 11:45 this morning.
So if you have business or plans on the East Side this afternoon, be sure to leave yourself plenty of extra time.
Looking around the train right now, everyone is reading about Joe Torre (Yankees Manager) as if he died. Listen, even if the guy does get shown the door, he still had a good run. Yet, for whatever reason, people are reading the paper with depressed faces. Get over it! I really hope this has nothing to do with it, but it looks like most of the men on the train are wearing black. in other news, North Korea is blowing up nuclear weapons, so I think NEW YORK should be worried about other things.
The papers say it was just a “small” nuclear weapon. Grrrreat. Like that makes it better. How small was it? Just smal enough to pack in a Macy’s bag and take on the subway? Yeah, definitely more important things to worry about than the Yankees.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio…