One of the benefits of having the 137th Street stop on the 1 line as our de facto home subway station is that, because it's such a highly trafficked stop due to its proximity to City College (CCNY), the MTA originates a number of trains from it during rush hour (as opposed to its usual starting point, Van Cortlandt Park-242nd Street). So when unpleasant, overcrowded … Continue reading EMPTY TRAIN!
I was recently sitting on the 1 train trying to persevere and finish a New Yorker article I had convinced myself had to be finished even though my interest had waned dramatically. A disheveled, older gentleman probably a few sandwiches short of a picnic pushes by, looks down at me and my magazine and says, "The New Yorker... alright!!!" I instantly sat up straight … Continue reading Is it really you?!?