Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On my way back home I saw that funny kid that improvises Michael Jackson in subway. He entered the car and did his gig but no one gave him money. He got pissed and started yelling "how can you don't like Michael Jackson?! F&ck you, f&ck you!". He exited at the bext stop and flipped us all the bird from the platform...It's confirmed: the King of Pop is officially dead. from Kostas, Manhattan Pingates

Monday, August 12, 2013

This is a magic door

From my friend Tea: 34th street NQR line going downtown. It is a magical door to another world masquerading as an MTA maintenance room. I have maintained such for years, but the face just showed up on it yesterday.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Armadillo on Ice in Chinatown

This is one of the greatest "only in New York" pictures I've ever seen. A friend of mine saw a strange creature on ice at a fishmonger in Brooklyn's 8th Avenue Chinatown.


How did it get there?
My scenario: There was a truck driving food from the Southwest, or Mexico, where a hapless armadillo accidentally got on board. The animal made it to Chinatown, where puzzled, some shopkeeper just decided to do what he did with everything else: put it on ice and sell it.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

beautiful post for a rainy, grey morning

from Lisa, in Brooklyn:
"I made the train a romantic ride for all this morning"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

truth?

For those of us searching for it, here are some options

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quote for the day...

Today, government is a lot like the subway. We tend to give the crazy person what he wants.

-Bill Maher

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Subway Humper

So I sit down on the subway. The train is crowded, but I take the one seat next to the guy who's drinking. I'm tired.

This gentleman has a neck brace on, has clearly broken his nose a number of times, and is drinking with a straw from a can in a paper bag. He smells like beer, not body odor, just beer.

We're two express stops in when he starts groaning gently.

Soon, he stood up and starts gyrating around the the pole. He takes his neck brace off, sips his beer through his straw, and starts humping the railing.

Yes. A Subway Humper.


The picture isn't the best, but it's the best I could do with my phone camera--being that I was in the seat right next to the guy.....

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

11:49 at night 14th and 7th on a 95 degree day

I saw this guy come down into the station carrying a small coffee table.
He plops right down and uses it as a footstool.

It was probably the hottest day of the year so far, it was almost midnight, a empty 3 train pulls into the station and sits there, with closed doors, for a good 7 minutes, while the sign said the next train was 14 minutes away.

This guy had the right idea.

I caught up with him on the train, when it finally came. We were all glad to be in air conditioning and the car was friendly.

The guy's name is Gaspar, he was cool about me taking pictures. And he genuinely seemed to enjoy the attention he was getting by his neighbors. The table as stool was such a good idea we all wanted to put our feet up on it.

Gaspar is an awesome photographer, here's his website
www.gasparmarquez.com.

Check him out in this photo below, and check out his site.

11:49 at night 14th and 7th on a 95 degree day

I saw this guy come down into the station carrying a small coffee table.
He plops right down and uses it as a footstool.

It was probably the hottest day of the year so far, it was almost midnight, a empty 3 train pulls into the station and sits there, with closed doors, for a good 7 minutes, while the sign said the next train was 14 minutes away.

This guy had the right idea.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Piano Stairs

What would it sound like if we did this in New York?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Good Subway Behavior responds to some Bad Subway Behavior

An old friend of mine works in transit in Boston. He was actually the first person to see this now-viral footage of a woman stumbling onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train. Here's what he had to say about it, with the footage below.

I'm actually the first person who saw the footage, my boss asked me to head over to the control center and see if there was anything on tape about what happened. I'm not sure what I exclaimed in the middle of the control center when I saw it, but it was enough for every subway dispatcher in the room to stand up and look at me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

F Train, Oh F Train

My friend Lisa put this haunting picture/video on her facebook page. It's hypnotic graininess serves as a reminder of my youth. I feel very strongly about the Kentile Floors sign over the Gowanus, it is a symbol of my home, perhaps the way a Texan feels about an image of a cowboy and a saguro cactus, or the way a midwesterner feels about a beautiful old barn. The only word I can use is patriotic. This is my home.



This is what these kids are looking at.....
The images are mesmerizing, the music, perhaps not as much...