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.

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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 »