New York Shitty Day Ender: Tourist Information

April 27, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11101, Culture War, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Subway 

From 23rd Street – Ely Avenue.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Wet Paint?

September 14, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11101, Long Island City, Queens 

aintwet

From the Queens-bound platform of the E/V at 23rd- Ely Avenue.

Miss Heather

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: MTA Sucks

March 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: Crosstown Local, Long Island City, Queens 

mtasucksvbelanger

This priceless exchange (which hails from the 23rd – Ely Avenue subway station in Queens) comes courtesy of Victoria Belanger. Great catch!

Miss Heather

Subway Video Du Jour: The G Train Strut

February 24, 2009 ·
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.

Bravo!

Miss Heather

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.

guysanddolls

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

yoyo

From The Queens bound platform at 21st Street.

nobonuses

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

Miss Heather

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