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Lend us you expertise with NYC, subway, and Yankees

Lend us you expertise with NYC, subway, and Yankees [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri on Aug 8, 2014 - 17 answers

Chicago transit help needed

Chicagolanders: Please help me navigate your fair city during rush hour today. [more inside]
posted by donajo on Jul 14, 2014 - 15 answers

What's good at Subway?

A Subway franchise has opened right across the hall from my office. I haven't been to a Subway in years, and am not a huge fan, but the convenience and cost angles are compelling. So what do I get? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Jun 17, 2014 - 39 answers

When did the subway go over the Brooklyn Bridge?

What are the dates that the Myrtle-Chambers Street Line of the BMT traveled over the Brooklyn Bridge?
posted by meredithwisner on Jun 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for a subway map of NYC with neighborhood boundaries

I have been looking for a while for a particular kind of map of New york City for my office wall. Ideally it would show the neighborhood boundaries like this AND the subway lines like this. For various reasons I am not looking for an interactive or computer-based tool. I need a hard copy map (though I would be happy to print my own if there was a digital version I could license). Plenty of subway maps, and a few neighborhood maps, but I haven't been able to find them both on one map.
posted by brbmaroon on May 28, 2014 - 2 answers

Best subway Android apps?

I just recently took the plunge and switched to Android, which has a lot of great/cool apps. Unfortunately, most of the ones I've been trying seem to require internet connection, which is completely useless to me. I want to play games in the subway: if I had internet connection, I'd be on the internet, not playing games. Can anyone recommend some good Android apps that don't need connection?
posted by corb on Dec 26, 2013 - 12 answers

NYC subway trains stink, mold?

I feel sick every time I get on to nyc subway trains. The N train is constantly stinky like urine and mcdonalds and feet, that triggered my multiple chemical sensitivity badly. I noticed 7 train usually have very fresh air which does not trigger my symptoms, as well as #6 train. R train is much better than N train, and E train is much better than F train. I want to know what caused these nasty stinky trains? Are all odor caused by mold? Btw: I can't tolerate PATH smell as well. I'm so confused people in these trains seem do not feel anything. Any information or comment are welcome.
posted by pack2themoon on Dec 19, 2013 - 11 answers

Why is Subway so miserly with the black olives?

Subway puts such a comically small amount of black olives on their sandwiches and salads (even if you ask for extra, or "a bunch"), and so consistently, that it could only be due to a policy of the chain borne of some solid business reason. But I can't imagine what that would be. The obvious possibility is that black olives cost more than the other toppings, but I think they'd have to cost WAY more to justify this, and in my experience black olives don't cost a whole lot. Thoughts?
posted by Mechitar on Dec 8, 2013 - 38 answers

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

Why is Blue Foam on the Ceiling?

Does anyone know the purpose of the light blue foam sprayed on the exposed ceiling beams at the Powell subway station in San Francisco? Is it acoustic? Rust prevention? Fire retardant? Decoration? Something else?
posted by Jeff Howard on Oct 10, 2013 - 7 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

Itinerary to ride ALL THE SUBWAYS

My son wants to ride all the NYC subways in one day. He doesn't need to do the full length all-the-stops-on-every-line (whew), just ride a little on each one. What is the quickest / shortest itinerary that will let us do this? Some extra requests inside: [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jul 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Living for 3 weeks in NYC - now what?

I'm going to be living in NYC (UWS near Lincoln Center) for 3 weeks in August, as well as taking a class in Chelsea. Help me make my way in the big city and make the best of my not-in-class time! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Jul 11, 2013 - 21 answers

Pictures of celebrities riding public transit?

We're looking for photos of famous people riding public transit for a Facebook page that fights prejudice against public transportation. [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Mar 25, 2013 - 30 answers

Not quite ready for the land of artisanal snausages

Am I making a mistake in my choice of NYC neighborhood? Details within for your much-appreciated sanity check and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Nov 20, 2012 - 26 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

Carry All the Things???

How do I carry around all my stuff with grace and avoid looking stupid? I carry around a lot of stuff everyday, and it's extremely annoying. People are always commenting about how I have "so many bags" but I really am not sure how to streamline my stuff. [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Sep 27, 2012 - 46 answers

how do metro drivers get to work??

How do metro workers on the opening shift get to work? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Sep 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Train Of The Damned

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

How does this illuminated Beijing advertising technology work?

How does this advertising wizardry in the Beijing subway work? [more inside]
posted by stonepharisee on May 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Cute pup pup!

Dog Breed Filter: What do you think this cute dog is a mix of? [more inside]
posted by c on Mar 29, 2012 - 18 answers

"Stand clear of the closing doors please: _______"

Asking for a friend: where can I get a clean recording of the NYC subway "door closing" chime? Ideally it would be something better than just a field recording with background noise etc. The cleaner the better!
posted by hermitosis on Feb 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Explain to me why I'm right (or wrong)

Nutrition Filter: A&W Teen burger vs. Subway Club. Similar-ish nutritional information but the Subway Club is a better choice in terms of health.... right? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jan 18, 2012 - 21 answers

Who chops Subway lettuce?

Are Subway vegetables cut up on premises -- or are they frankenfood prepared days before in some far off factory then vacuum sealed? Please help settle a pointless argument.
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 14, 2011 - 13 answers

This is why I work 9-6

How would you deal with hearing racist slurs on the subway? How could I have done this better? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Nov 23, 2011 - 44 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

Looking for a scale subway map

Can you direct me toward a scale map of the New York City transit system? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 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

Commuting in Toronto - what's it like?

Moving to Toronto: Please help with our TTC questions [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 22 answers

Who what?

Does anyone remember a music video from the early 90s where a woman with really long braids walks through a city street and sings about a break-up. She might be wearing a trenchcoat, and she might be on a subway car. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on May 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Philadelphia Subway lat/long or a shapefile?

Does anyone know where I can get a listing of lat/long for philly subway stations? A Shapefile would work too since I think I know how to convert the stops into lat/long.
posted by treeshar on Apr 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Do any major world transportation systems operate at a profit?

Do any of the major world public transportation systems (Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Madrid etc.) operate at a profit? I was pondering New York's constant MTA woes and was wondering if other cities had similar problems. What are the factors that lead to profitability vs. expense? etc etc.
posted by GilloD on Mar 16, 2011 - 19 answers

Do I have to let you swab my purse?

Can I opt out of public transit searches? (Boston/MBTA-specific) [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Mar 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Why so much leakage?

As a test, when I have music on loud, I take my earbuds out, hold them a few feet away from myself, and I can't hear it. Yet, I can clearly hear the words in the songs of people wearing headphones 20 feet away from me in the subway. Do their headphones have terrible leakage? Do they have their music on earsplitting levels? [more inside]
posted by Jagz-Mario on Feb 18, 2011 - 15 answers

Wanna go out for coffee? In Eastern Queens?

Non-bar first date ideas in (mostly eastern) Queens? [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on Feb 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Tired of playing everyone's favorite game, Bitch about the MBTA (aka my line sucks the most)

Is there any empirical evidence out there about which MBTA subways/buses are actually most reliable? [more inside]
posted by leedly on Feb 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Marathon Bypass Marathon Edition

Can I use the subway to cross the path of the NYC Marathon? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Nov 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Good thing I get there early

Once or twice a week at least, I hear a subway announcement that the line is running with delays "due to a disabled train." This might signify that the train is five minutes later than you expected, or two hours later. Does anyone know exactly what "a disabled train" means? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Oct 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Mini Underground

I am trying to make a list of short subway lines in the world. For instance, Leipzig is apparently planning a subway line with only three (!) stops. Do you know any examples for me to follow up? Thank you!
posted by Omnomnom on Oct 22, 2010 - 38 answers

Where should I meet my family?

TorontoFilter: Which subway station should I meet my family at? [more inside]
posted by Gin and Comics on Sep 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Lugging luggage in Tokyo

Tokyo trains: how inconvenient is it to lug luggage on the train/subway system? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Sep 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Why can't I ride the train to exit 18?

Why are highway exits numbered but rail / subway stops aren't?
posted by smackfu on Aug 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Trying to find the line between Good Samaritan and Creepy McCreeperson

I saw a woman weeping on the subway and I did nothing. Was that the appropriate response? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Aug 1, 2010 - 84 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

have I stumbled upon a vast Metro Card conspiracy?

Difference between Monthly and pay-per-ride Metro Cards "swipiness?" (NY Subway here) [more inside]
posted by xetere on Jul 19, 2010 - 16 answers

Old Subway Posters: Too Gross to Handle?

Microbe/CreepinessFilter: What gross/dangerous things live on the underside of old subway-platform posters? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jul 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Roaming NYC with a toddler?

What are fun things to do with a 2 year-old in NYC? We're in Brooklyn, able to travel on the subway, and bored of the playground. Destinations and events are both welcome. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 17, 2010 - 13 answers

transportation planner post-college

what jobs are out there in transportation planning for the liberal artsy type just out of college + wandering back home to Boston? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 28, 2010 - 4 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 paint stain removal

Stain removal help: What kind of paint do they use on the columns of the NYC subway? (General industrial-paint-stain-removal-but-safe-for-clothes tips appreciated as well.) [more inside]
posted by mr frosted on Apr 2, 2010 - 4 answers

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