91st STREET ENTRANCE, Upper West Side

From Forgotten New York…

This subway entrance on Broadway caught my interest for two reasons: one, it’s for a long-closed subway entrance, and two, as the time “stamp” indicates, it was taken on my birth date, August 22, 1957, so it’s a snapshot of what New York City looked like when I entered the scene from stage left.

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Photos from Early 1900s Reveal How the NYC Subway Was Constructed

On Thursday February 13, the New York Transit Museum opened up its new exhibit, Streetscapes & Subways: Photographs By Pierre P. And Granville W. Pullis . The exhibit features photographs from the turn of the 20th century that document the New York City subway’s construction and expansion into to the Bronx and Queens.

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Peanut Butter Bandit Schmears The A Train Subway Poles Again

Wow… I hate when this happens… but perhaps the E-train was smeared with the Jelly?

Last month, Gothamist reported on an unnervingly smooth campaign of terror in which someone had been spreading peanut butter on subway poles on the A train. There have been a few weeks of silence since then, but it seems that things are getting nutty again, because a Peanut Butter Bandit struck today on the A train. “I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Laura Kay told Gothamist.

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Do You Chat With Strangers On The Subway?

Like most New Yorkers, I enjoy that other New Yorkers exist… but I prefer not to force chatter upon them, particularly not of the small talk variety. I respect my fellow New Yorkers’ space, and they respect mine. Usually. It’s a fragile system, this one of respectfully ignoring each other, but it is one that was put in place long before our time, and has held up for a reason.

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