Subway Video Du Jour: The G Train Strut

February 24, 2009 by
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens 

As mentioned in this post, the Mister and I ventured to Long Island City for dinner last weekend. It was delicious (La Vuelta has yet to disappoint). But as with all things in life— be they good or bad— our evening came to an end. We needed to go home. This of course entailed taking the Crosstown Local. The G train. The “Gee, where is it”? The “Go nowhere” train. Call it what thou whilst.

Unlike many I do not take issue with the Crosstown’s lack of punctuality. In fact I am grateful for it’s zen-like service as it has worked wonders for taming my Type A personality. I was once an impatient and impetuous public transportation novice but the Jedi masters behind this line have seen fit to teach me a most valuable gift: patience. I take things a little slower and savor the little things in life nowadays. Like this guy.

(TIP: listen to “Jimmy James” or “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys while watching the following.)

The Mister could not understand my fascination with this chap. He wanted to get home fast and was upset I was lagging behind. It ended up making no difference: shortly after this chap descended the stairwell our train was ready to go. It was as if the G waiting for him (and maybe it was— after all, this dude is cool beyond compare).

It just goes to show that some of us bear no shame whatsoever for being patrons of the Crosstown Local. Sure, we pretty much have to transfer to get anywhere— but it also gives us the opportunity to hold our heads up and roll out a most badass strut.


Miss Heather


6 Comments on Subway Video Du Jour: The G Train Strut

  1. rowan on Tue, 24th Feb 2009 2:46 pm
  2. i was trying very hard to not laugh that whole walk. it’s a good thing Mr. Heather was discussing the merits of steaks and pork chops. excellent videography on your part.

  3. kale on Tue, 24th Feb 2009 4:24 pm
  4. I’ve never checked how long that stroll takes me, but now I know what the time to beat is.

    Would be a good juxtaposition with the morning salmoning on the same path.

  5. bitchcakes on Tue, 24th Feb 2009 9:53 pm
  6. You know, for having legs that long, that guy is the slowest walker ever! I can do that walk in well under 2 minutes… in heels! PS My favorite part was the crouch at seconds 49-52ish. Hilarious!

  7. d on Wed, 25th Feb 2009 11:04 am
  8. I loved this, I could totally hear music in my head as I watched him.

  9. nbenford on Wed, 25th Feb 2009 3:22 pm
  10. this inspires me to relax and perhaps take more time during my daily G to E and back commute. why rush? why stress? just strut.

  11. Paulinka on Wed, 25th Feb 2009 8:54 pm
  12. Priceless!

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