Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Pubic Enemy #1

July 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 


From the Smith – 9th Church Avenue Bound Platform at Nassau Avenue


From the Smith – 9th Church Avenue Bound Platform at Metropolitan Avenue

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Tired (Of Waiting)

July 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Long Island City, Queens 


From Queens Plaza.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: G Is For Genesis

July 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 


I am certain by now many of you have noticed the new signage gracing the Smith – 9th bound entrances to our very own Crosstown Local. I was so gleeful at the prospect of our friends in south Brooklyn getting a taste— four years of it to be precise— of the G train experience I simply had to document this momentous event for posterity. What will they have to look forward to, you ask? I’d just as well prefer to let them find out. But the following, which comes courtesy of Holly, is a hint!


She writes:

Saw this yesterday morning on Smith/9th bound G platform at Nassau and thought of you…

Text reads: G enesis to Revelations – same wait

In a world where things are changing so fast I can barely keep up I find it curiously reassuring that the G is still the train I know and love. Yes, the Crosstown Local is unreliable— but it is consistent!

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Size Matters

June 3, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

A friend of mine recently made the brilliant observation that Twitter is the “bathroom room wall” of the Internet. Not only do I think this is true, but I would like to take his logic one step further: the Greenpoint Avenue stop of the G train is the Twitter of the New York City subway system. Follows is how I came to this conclusion.

The demographic of both Twitter and the Crosstown Local is more or less the same: people wishing they were somewhere else, e.g.; in the case of Twitter somewhere other than work and in the case of the Crosstown Local riding the G train. Eventually this ennui degenerates into anger and the exchanges start to get heated. This is when it starts to get interesting. Take this exchange I found on the Queens bound platform recently, for example.


As you can see rather lively dialogue is taking place on this poster for Royal Pains. Let’s go in for a closer look!



I guess size really does matter after all. Or does it?


To paraphrase Mark Twain:

It’s not the size of the sharpie in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the sharpie .

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Two Weekends

June 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 


This missive comes courtesy of the Mister via an email entitled “Good Morning”. Clearly for some G train patron brandishing a felt tip pen it was anything but.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Starter: Rattus Garden Spottus

June 1, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

From the Smith – 9th bound platform at Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Videos Du Jour: Audience Participation Time!

May 21, 2009 ·
Filed under: Advanced Life Forms, Crosstown Local, Williamsburg 

What do you get when you take a young man singing at the Smith – 9th platform of the G, add one VERY IRATE woman tired of listening to him and toss in a drunk Polish dude for good measure? Hilarity! That’s what!

Okay, so we have established this woman is not a big fan of this crooner. No worries, a man on the Court Square bound platform is! Be sure to listen very carefully for when she offers to buy this gent a beer if he’ll jump on the subway tracks: priceless.

The previous footage was shot May 20, 2009 at 10:20 p.m. I probably speak for many who witnessed this chain of events last night (and there were MANY. Waiting. For the G.) when I say this is the best entertainment I have ever received for $2.00. Hell, it’s a bargain at twice the price! Which, knowing the MTA, will come to pass soon enough.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Big Green Monster

May 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Urban Artifact 

Feeling somewhat better I went to work today. Albeit later than usual and with snot rag in tow. Therefore, I got out for my usual walk later than usual and in my harried dither forgot to load the battery into my camera. Whoops.


Thankfully I had bumped into Bitchcakes and she lent me hers so I could capture this select find.


Man(ties) overboard!


You won’t like me when I’m angry.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: Love Connection

May 9, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Williamsburg 



From Metropolitan Avenue.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: What A Piece Of Work Is The Crosstown Local

May 5, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crazy People, Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

Nassau Avenue


O Wonder!

How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O Brave new world
That has such people in it!

Greenpoint Avenue


What piece of work is a man the G train! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! In apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so. — William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II

Miss Heather

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