Subway Photos Du Jour

February 22, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Queens, Williamsburg 

kennypowers

From the Queens bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Metropolitan Avenue.

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From the Smith – 9th bound platform of the Crosstown Local at Metropolitan Avenue.

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From The Queens bound platform at 21st Street.

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From the Manhattan bound platform of the E/V at 23rd Street – Ely Avenue.

Miss Heather

Great Moments In Advertising: Crosstown Local Edition

February 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

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There are a number of things about this solicitation I find interesting. For starters, it is located outside the India Street entrance of the Smith – 9th bound G train. In addition, the ad copy is direct and to the point. But foremost and above all no mention whatsoever is made of compensation. My advice: if you take this man up on his offer and euphemisms such as “art photography” or “candid shots” are dropped demand the money upfront.

Miss Heather

Subway Wars: Greenpoint Vs. East Williamsburg

February 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

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Next to the Morgan Avenue L train entrance on Bogart Street.

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From the Smith – 9th Street bound entrance of the Crosstown Local at Norman Avenue.

Miss Heather

Williamspoint Photos Du Jour: Pre-Valentine’s Day Revue, Part II

February 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

I enjoyed putting together yesterday’s selection of pre-Valentine’s Day goodness so much I have decided to hit you up with some more snaps of love north Brooklyn style.

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From Noble Street.

freeyourheart

I can safety state that this is the only upbeat missive I have found on a Real Housewives of New York City subway poster.

carlitorip

Almost seven years later Carlito is still missed on South 3rd Street.

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lewmetellyounys

Love’s a poppin’ all over the place on Hope Street! Feeling lonely this upcoming weekend? Don’t despair, make your way over to Maria’s Deli.

mariasdeli

The word on Diamond Street is they serve a lot more than just sandwiches.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Smile!

January 20, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

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This bit of timely advice hails from the Smith & 9th bound platform at Nassau Avenue.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: January 18, 2009

January 19, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Long Island City, Queens 

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From the Greenpoint Avenue & Court Square stops of the G train.

Miss Heather

Reader Contribution Du Jour: G Is For…

Gee, that’s REALLY FUCKING GROSS.

This evening I received a most curious email from a gentleman named Angel. It was entitled “A step up from Dog Shit, as seen on the G on Court Sq.” and it read as follows:

Here’s my 2 cents for NewYorkShitty.com before 08 comes to an end…

Me and my family saw this (and laughed hard as I took out the camera without hesitation) on our way into the first G car on Court Sq. (headed towards Greenpoint of course) First thing that came to my mind. “This is so NewYorkShitty.com material”

Intrigued, I clicked my way over to Gubatron’s flickr page. The following is what awaited my delectation.

I have to confess: this image gave me goosebumps. They were not of the warm and fuzzy “I just had my first kiss” variety. Rather, it was more like the onset of a case of stomach flu —which I suspect is what the person who left this, the most piquant and direct critique of Crosstown Local service I have ever beheld, was probably experiencing. What’s more, it is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen on the G train. And for the record, that includes two subway masturbators and this.

WAY TO GO GUBATRON!

The next time, dear readers, you get angry because you didn’t get a seat while commuting on our very own G train think of the above image. Sometimes it’s just better to stand.

Miss Heather

Photo Credit: Gubatron

Crosstown Local Photos Du Jour: If You Leave It, They Will Come

December 28, 2008 ·
Filed under: Brooklyn, Crosstown Local 

From the Queens-bound platform at Bergen Street.

Miss Heather

Crosstown Local Photo Du Jour: Wish Fulfillment

December 17, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic 

From the Queens-bound platform at Greenpoint Avenue.

Miss Heather

Best. Subway Announcer. EVER.

November 29, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

G train patrons are used to getting the shaft. Once we had not just the G but also the GG. The previous was an express line, the latter was local. As you can see nowadays it’s all local —and soon to be even even more so. A reader of mine wrote:

…did you see this thing about the g-train? What does halved G service mean? Half as many trains or half as many stops? I assume this means Greenpoint’s gentrification is essentially over?

Does this surprise me? Hardly. The MTA has harbored a hard-on to cut off service to Forest Hills for a very long time. Given the Solomon-like wisdom the our rapid transit system exercises I suspect they’ll cut G train riders in half and demand $1.25 a ride for ransom. The same goes for (J)M(Z) trainers. What happens in working class Brooklyn doesn’t matter. Keeping up appearances in Manhattan (for the turistas) is what’s important. Priorities folks, priorities.

The previsou having been said we Crosstown Locals have one thing to be can be proud of: finest subway announcer I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. The MTA can cut service and up subway fares all they want but if they fire this dude I’ll be PISSED. ROYALLY.

Hmm… haven’t I heard this voice before?

Open the pod bay doors, Hal!

Miss Heather

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