If subways are delayed almost every day, something’s wrong.

I hear this almost every day: We are delayed because of train traffic ahead! Please be patient. Or this: We are delayed because of a sick passenger at Canal Street. Please be patient. I see this on my Twitter at least once a day: I get stuck on a train for 10 minutes a stop… Continue reading If subways are delayed almost every day, something’s wrong.

Most exhilarating NYC moment yet: the pedicab ride

Mission: get from work to New Haven at a reasonable hour to take my brother out for a birthday dinner. Problem 1: 25 minute walk with a heavyish bag and bad back is a bad idea Problem 2: subways have been messed up and would have involved a transfer Problem 3: midtown You can’t catch… Continue reading Most exhilarating NYC moment yet: the pedicab ride

Subway Seating Courtesy: a double-edged sword

With my now 2 week old bad back but generally ‘healthy’ appearance, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about who’s entitled to sit on the subway. If you’re clearly pregnant, or on crutches, or blind, people will often be quite generous and offer a seat. Even if they don’t, there’s a very visual reason… Continue reading Subway Seating Courtesy: a double-edged sword

Dear People Who Wear Perfume on the Subway

If I can smell your perfume given my awful sense of smell, you’re wearing too much. You might not mean to have so little regard for others, but especially on those jam-packed, rush hour trains with failing air conditioning that gets stuck for endless minutes between stops, you make people very unhappy. It’s usually at… Continue reading Dear People Who Wear Perfume on the Subway

via Thrillcox: Warning: This is a clichéd “I love New York” post

This is an awesome NY moment that I’m 100% jealous I didn’t stumble on myself. I can only aspire to make it happen again. thrillcox: Everyone now and then I find myself with a miraculously free Sunday where I can actually run some errands, cook, and briefly live life like a normal person. Today was… Continue reading via Thrillcox: Warning: This is a clichéd “I love New York” post