Ahh the joy of coming back from a long holiday weekend only to be hit in the thighs by the turnstile because your Metrocard has expired.
That’s the joy that many New Yorkers experienced this morning. Lines at the Metrocard machines this morning were very long. It’s funny to see how many people buy their card right at the begining of the month.
Perhaps people are fueling up their cards today to avoid the rush during tomorrow’s taxi strike? Although, how many more riders in the system could that possibly mean? A few thousand? More on the taxi strike later today.
In the mean time, it’s back to work. Summer is gone. People are buying fresh Metrocards. The kids are back to school. All seems right in the world…at least for today.
Live from the subway, back to you in studio… .