This Morning, I Saw Something
If you’ve ever been to New York, you are no doubt very familiar with the city’s “If You See Something, Say Something” (or, “Si ve algo, diga algo”) campaign. The idea is that if you see something (an unattended briefcase! A turtle with a bomb strapped to it! A half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich!) you are encouraged to say something to the authorities, like ASAP, lest we all be blown to bits by this suspicious “something,” because terrorists are everyone and everywhere.
This morning I transferred from a rush-hour F train to a rush-hour D train “across the platform” (heh, MTA lingo) to quicken my commute to work. Upon entering the train I noticed two things: 1) Ew, this train is not air conditioned and the lights seem to be half-working, get it together, MTA, and 2) There is a personal luggage hand-truck in the middle of this train, with what appears to be a box of apples underneath a crate containing a plastic bag filled with baby potatoes.
Sometimes I feel like this on the subway.
"Aboard the L Train, Luncheon Is Served" - NYTimes
This is like, totally magical, to everyone except people actually trying to ride the train.
"Sorry, lady! You and your kids will have to stand until I’m done my caviar and gold leaf-dusted panna cotta!"
This is how long I waited for the F train, measured in lollipop (like 23 minutes.)
Watching the tracks through the window of the front car on the subway, and enjoying it, but wishing it were just a little bit more like Space Mountain.
Do their “details” include this customer’s name and home address? Perhaps the specific illness that was ailing them and was important enough to STOP A WHOLE CITY?! GOD!!
New York’s famous City Hall subway station, one of the most gorgeous gems in the world of mass transit, has been closed for decades. Now it can be viewed again by in-the-know riders of the 6 train. Here’s how.