One of the first things you notice in New York is its sheer size. The sprawling behemoth stretches five boroughs, each the size of a small city itself. The integration of these five boroughs into one city is brought about by the New York City Public Transportation system.
The subway system, the heart of NYC public transport, makes for some interesting observations. First, the old trains running on the 3 line are made by Kawasaki, who’s known more for motorcycles than train cars. Second, there are some really…interesting smells in the subway trains and stations.
Beyond that, here is a list of things I’ve encountered in the NYC subway so far:
- Bums with body odor so odorous you have to turn your face away from his direction in order to breathe.
- Subway magician, complete with live dove act inside the car.
- Barbershop Quartet, with a fifth add-on whose job it seems is only to hold up CDs of the aforementioned four.
- Leftover panties.
- Man with old fashioned box-style camera that I mistook for a bomb and almost called the police for.
- A girl hanging upside down from the subway handlebars.
- A man walking on the tracks, forcing the electricity to be turned off, halting the line, and having the police chase after him.
My, the subway is really full of things!