|Saturday, September 8th, 2012|
A Poor, "Depressive" Homeless Person
He's the homeless guy who always sticks in my memory. You probably know him too --
He's heavyset, with a wild, curly 'fro. He shakes his cup of change as he walks through the subway cars, and he always asks "Won't somebody help this poor, depressive homeless person?"
It's so odd to me to think of one particular homeless person in a city the size of New York, but darn it -- this
guy stands out. Anyone know his name or what his story is?
Just curious, I suppose.x-posted to newyorkers
|Wednesday, May 18th, 2011|
|Wednesday, May 4th, 2011|
The comments on this thing are hilarious. Be sure to watch the hand at 35 seconds (ish) in. It makes me proud to be a New Yorker.
|Tuesday, March 29th, 2011|
1986 video of 42nd Street Station
NYC Subways in 1986. and they were considerably more cleaner than I remember from the 1970s. And I never knew there was a "K" train line.
|Saturday, March 12th, 2011|
Q Train no va
Just your friendly neighborhood reminder to once again
avoid the Q train like the plague until Monday unless you want to find yourself trapped in shuttle bus purgatory.
Also, anyone know what was up with the A train earlier? At Park Place/Chambers Street it was total mayhem, with an MTA employee on each platform just yelling (sometimes contradictory) instructions -- "This platform no Brooklyn-bound -- No, wait, this platform only
Brooklyn-bound ..." When the train finally came it was packed to rush-hour proportions. Then, when I got off at Franklin, there was a vague announcement about a prior "event" that had delayed trains but had since been resolved.
|Saturday, March 5th, 2011|
Anyone planning to take the Q train today should avoid it like the plague.
This weekend, next weekend, and the weekend after that the Q train is only running between Prospect Park and Coney Island. No Manhattan service whatsoever.
The trip from Rockefeller Center to Midwood, Brooklyn took me two and a half hours. TWO AND A HALF HOURS. I could have driven from Philadelphia in that time.Official linkage
|Friday, March 4th, 2011|
|Sunday, January 23rd, 2011|
Story help wanted: subway stations in Brooklyn
I'm writing a story set in NYC sometime between 2000 and 2005, and I'd like some subway-related advice on where my characters should live.
Character A needs to live in a working-class neighborhood in the outer boroughs, somewhere near the far end of a subway line. Character B needs to live in a poor / rundown section of Manhattan, which is served by the same subway line as Character A.
Looking at the subway map, I'm thinking maybe the "F" service - in which case, B should live somewhere on the Lower East Side and A should live in either Brooklyn or Queens. But other suggestions would be welcome.
1) is it common for stations in Brooklyn or Queens to have a single elevated platform, i.e. where the eastbound trains stop on one side and the westbound trains stop on the other?
2) I want Character B to be able to travel out to Character A's stop with her, get off the train, walk across the platform, and get a train back to Manhattan - without paying another fare. Is that possible?
3) Are there any particular subway lines serving those boroughs where the cars would be pretty empty by the last few stations of the route? I'm thinking of times around 10pm-midnight especially.
Thanks in advance for your help. I've checked the MTA website and Wikipedia, but I couldn't find the info I was after. If there's somewhere else I should be looking, please let me know.
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