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Marathon Weekend in NYC

Help me and my kids plan a fun, low-hassle weekend in New York watching Missus_A run the marathon! [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Nov 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Is it legal to throw up on a train on the New York subway system?

Is it legal to throw up on a train on the New York subway system? Inspired by something that happened to Griphus from the We Have Such Movies to Show You podcast.
posted by Bugbread on Jul 24, 2013 - 21 answers

The Magical Subway Do-Si-Do

Apologies in advance for a very niche question . . . I commute to and from work on the BDFM trains in New York City. I've noticed that between the Rockefeller Center stop (47-50th St) and the Bryant Park stop (42nd St) going southbound, the express trains (BD) switch sides with the local trains (FM). In other words, looking in the direction the trains travel heading south, at 50th st, the BD trains are on your right and the FM trains are on your left, whereas at 42nd st they are reversed. I've also seen both trains leave the station at the same time heading south and somehow switch sides between the two stations. My question is, how? I could see a switch in between the stations, but again, I've seen both trains leave at the same time and arrive at the same time, so that would seem to rule a switch out. Does one go above the other one? It's such a short distance between the stations I find that hard to believe, but that's the only explanation I've come up with. Am I missing something? Is there a switch and I just missed it? Is there a place online to see maps of the actual subway tracks underground?
posted by slide on Oct 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Train Of The Damned

How to fix a lousy afternoon commute routine? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Aug 29, 2012 - 31 answers

Scared and mystified

How do I find out what (really scary) just happened to me on the subway platform? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Oct 15, 2011 - 13 answers

Not fakin' the funk in the five boroughs

Can anyone recommend a good defensive cologne to use to ward off the nasty smells I encounter in the New York City subway system? It has to be cheap and come in a small package that I can throw in my bag to be used when necessary. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 18, 2011 - 26 answers

Just Saw Potential Robbery-- What to do?

I just saw a couple of kids who seem like they have a two-man robbery scheme going on in the subway. I didn't see them actually rob anyone. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jul 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Why are NY subways so annoying?

Why are New York subways so infuriating? --Frustrated Subway Traveler [more inside]
posted by shivohum on May 5, 2010 - 20 answers

NYC subway station coordinates?

Where can I find a listing of the coordinates (latitude, longitude) of all the New York City subway stations?
posted by lupefiasco on May 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I be this much of a New York Jew?

When one buys a 30-day unlimited MetroCard from the NYC Subway, are those thirty days counted from the date of purchase or the date of first use? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Apr 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Subway ride from JFK to Yankee Stadium and back

Subway ride from JFK to Yankee Stadium and back... how long and is it safe? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Feb 26, 2008 - 27 answers

what's between between?

Is there a default understanding the word "between," if the speaker/writer doesn't say whether he's being inclusive or exclusive? For instance, if I say "Pick a number between 1 and 10," would you assume that 1 and 10 are okay picks or just 2 through 9? I suspect there isn't a RIGHT answer, but is there a common, colloquial understanding? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 8, 2007 - 50 answers

What are these stickers?

What are these stickers I keep seeing on the NYC subway? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Apr 12, 2007 - 9 answers

won't SOMEBODY think of the basketball team?

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I am not selling money for no basketball team. I am just trying to stay off the streets and raise a little cash..." Who is behind this scam? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 1, 2006 - 57 answers

Some like it hot

Why are New York subway platforms so hot? [more inside]
posted by nyterrant on Jul 28, 2005 - 22 answers

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