Here’s some beautiful photos from the New York City Subway I found. Feel free to post links to others in the comments. (Note: Comments with links often get held in the moderation queue. I will check and approve them though!)
What was the subway like when it only cost a nickel?
NYMag decided to find out.
You can take a ride on the nostalgia train yourself this Sunday and next along the V line. If you go, let us know how your trip was. Send us some pics and we’ll post them.
Naked Subway Guy
You know, this isn’t even one of the more shocking things you’d see in the subway. It probably wouldn’t even create much of a commotion.
However, walk your naked ass into the middle of a super crowded train car, and you’d have some issues. The last thing any New Yorker would allow is some naked dude rubbing up against them.
Nostalgia Train to Run to Shea for Final Game
The nostalgia subway train ran to Yankee Stadium for the final game, but did you know that it is also the final season for Shea Stadium? Haha. Yankee Stadium is stealing spotlight bigtime.
Anyway, the MTA is going to run the nostalgia train out to Queens for the final Mets game at Shea Stadium.
The MTA sent me a press release with the details.
Fans, along with NYC Transit officials, will board the 7 train from the 42nd Street/Times Square Station shortly after 11 a.m. and arrive at Willets Point/Shea Stadium at around 12 noon. A fitting way to pay tribute to the long standing stadium and the train that serviced it for 44 years.
Upon arrival at Willets Point, fans will be greated jams from the MTA’s Music Under New York program. Yeah, Willets Point isn’t “under ground” but whatever, the music will be good.
So if you’ve never had a chance to ride the nostalgia train, now’s you chance. Actually, it is probably the best time to hit because it is cool outside. The nostalgia train has no air conditioning, so riding in the summer is a very sweaty experience.
Yankee Stadium Closing Breaks out Nostalgia Train
Tonight marks the closing of the “House that Ruth Built” up in the Bronx. To help celebrate, the MTA rolled out the nostalgia train.
The four-car “Nostalgia Special” is scheduled to leave Grand Central-42nd Street at approximately 6 p.m., arriving at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium about 30 minutes later. The cars, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit system, began service in 1917 and it is possible that at least one of them carried fans to the game on the first opening day. WCBS
In all likelihood, very few major Yankee fans took the nostalgia train to the game. The stadium opened today at 3pm. Fans were there insanely early today for the experience. Getting to the stadium at around 6:40ish would probably be later than most fans wanted to be there.
NYC Sound Tracks Season Finale
Who’s the best Subway musician? Guess we’ll find out tomorrow at 8pm when the finalists perform again.
Kind of funny that this show might launch someone’s career out of the subway. Like they would ever go back to playing on the platform after this…haha.
Watch it on MSG.
It’s Baaaack. Congestion Pricing.
Just when you thought congestion pricing was dead, a weak heartbeat is heard. In light of the abolutely astonishing deficit facing the MTA next year, the state is starting to get desperate in it’s search for funds. Let’s back up and review.
The current state of the subway: sh*thole.
Oh, and that’s the official “term” now being used. New York City Transit President, Howard Robers Jr. told the New York Post that the subway system is extreme bad, and it isn’t going to get better any time soon. By “extremely bad,” he means falling apart.
Enter more proposed fare hikes. Well, you’d think that the fare hikes were proposed to generate money to refurb the system. Nope.
Any of the proposed fare hikes would only maintain the current status quo. So take around at the current state of dilapidation. That’s what your extra cash would maintain, not fix.Read More »
Close, but No Cigar
WARNING: This is a poo related story, using some poo humor. It is a true story, but thought you should be warned.
Ok, this has absolutely nothing to do with the subway, but it was so unreal, I had to share it.
So I took a little trip to Shake Shack in Madison Square Park this afternoon. Had a couple brewskies before getting there, and had to make a tinkle.
Luckily, they have that fancy new electronic pay toilet there. I was so pumped. I had seen it on TV, but never had the pleasure of partaking in the experience.
So there was a line. Only two people in front of me.
An older man went in and took his time. Not obnoxiously long, but long. Maybe he couldn’t find the button to get out of there. Who knows.
Anyway, there was a woman in front of me with her boyfriend. She was doing the pee pee dance which was funny because I’ve never seen a 30 year old do that. Anyway, there was a clear look of desperation in her eye.
Well, the door opened, and the man emerged, but no relief for the woman. Why? The rinse cycle. The entire bathroom gets a spraydown between each use. The door closes.
Well, she inches over to the control panel where you insert your 25 cents. Still dancing.
I look back over to see that she is literally crapping her shorts. Right before my eyes. A grown, normal looking woman has poo falling from her shorts onto the sidewalk. Read More »
More Trains Become Reefs
A barge full of subway cars head out to sea for their watery graves. Judging by how long the MTA keeps trains in service, I would estimate that those trains were made in 1903. See more at Gothamist
The funny thing is, this picture was probably taken in July.