In addition to flexing my long-dormant writing chops, this blog has a dual purpose: to air my daily/weekly/hourly grievances against the NYC subway. It’s so terrible! And it never gets any less terrible. How can it possibly be this terrible?! I’m just so confused!! Here are a few from this week . . .
You know those dance troupes that perform backflips and feats of double-jointedness? Listen, I appreciate the skill involved, but can a girl just ride the 6 train in peace?
The platform at Grand Central
There is nothing more soul-crushing than descending the stairs to the crowded pit of humanity that is the 6 train at GCT during rush hour. That is if you can even make it to the platform, come 6pm the throng gets so deep you can’t descend the goddamn stairs!
The Fulton Center.
Just . . . . why? This is my closest subway stop, which is great (?), I guess, because there are 8 different lines and it’s big and it has an “oculus.” But I don’t get it. It’s just a big shiny subway station and IT COST $1.4 BILLION DOLLARS. You know what else you could do with $1.4B?
- Install more time clocks in stations so you know whether a train will come or you’ll have to die down there.
- Put a 2nd exit at 68th Street so 500 people don’t have to be held up by 1 old person.
- Train your conductors how to drive.
- Oh, you know, maybe buy some FANS for the blazing inferno that is the Broadway/Lafayette platform. Just a thought.
That is all for now.