Posts Tagged ‘nyc subway’

Through the crack

December 18, 2013

stand clear

This slice of life is what you see when you’re about to miss a train. If you’re running late, you can put your foot in the door and the conductor might re-open it.


Yes way

October 19, 2013

14 and 1st

What you’re looking at is a subway entrance, the L Train at 14th and First Avenue. The guy’s checking his phone because there’s no wifi downstairs, on a train or platforms. Not yet, anyway.

Coming out of the subway

May 12, 2012

There are about fifty ways to exit and enter the Rockefeller Center subways. Many of them involve food, but this one, at 49th Street, on the west side, is the quickest way to a hot dog. If you’re underground, take the stairwell by Duane’s.

Reading on the platform

December 14, 2011

It’s a perennial image: a young woman, perhaps a student, stands on the subway platform at W. 4th Street and reads On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Her coat, veering off in another literary direction, looks like it just stepped out of Little Women.

Take me for a ride, MTA

August 28, 2011

I’m just wondering – since I have a monthly subway pass, is it going to be extended to make up for the days that the subways and buses aren’t running? If I want to pay money for a ride that goes nowhere, I’ll just pay a couple quarters for this horse ride. It was available this afternoon.

Waiting for the 7 @ Queensboro Plaza

August 15, 2011

QBP, station of the 7, N, and Q Trains, has a nice view of Manhattan. It makes an appearance in Beneath the Planet of the Apes. I have no idea what that man is doing in the picture.

Man moves sidewalk line

July 28, 2011

Problem is, now he’s stuck holding the line until someone else comes to take over.

Walking on grates

May 18, 2011

Sidewalk grates provide ventilation for the subways and a challenge for anyone wearing heels.

Cleanish subway

February 17, 2011

This week the TV news reported on the impact of subway cleaners laid-off to save the MTA millions: subway cars are dirtier. Duh. But I found myself riding an R Train that was clean, odorless, and unobjectionable, other than being slow.


Tour bus studies New Yorkers in storm

January 27, 2011

The natives are relatively ho-hum about the snow, but restless. There’s still snow from December piled around. We could use a thaw, not another foot of the white stuff.