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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Dog Breed Filter: What do you think this cute dog is a mix of? [more inside]
posted by c
on Mar 29, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Why are highway exits numbered but rail / subway stops aren't?
posted by smackfu
on Aug 6, 2010 -
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 -
Difference between Monthly and pay-per-ride Metro Cards "swipiness?" (NY Subway here) [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Jul 19, 2010 -
Microbe/CreepinessFilter: What gross/dangerous things live on the underside of old subway-platform posters? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2
on Jul 1, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help my non-designer friend make good-looking subway maps! What program/webapp can mimic the DC Metro
system map style but with a very small learning curve? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jan 28, 2010 -
DigitalCameraFilter: I am trying to find a small, discreet point-n-shoot camera that I can use on the subway to take pictures of my fellow-passengers (think Walker Evans - Many Are Called
). Trying to find something that is: small (fits in pocket), quiet, sharp, can disable the rear lcd, and has minimal shutter lag. Good high-iso performance also a plus. Zoom not necessary. [more inside]
posted by joshwa
on Dec 10, 2009 -
I'm working on an art project, and I need to get a copy of the official MTA NYC subway map (the one you get for free in the subway station), and an expired metrocard. I am in the UK. How can I get a hold of these things outside of New York?
posted by spockette
on Nov 6, 2009 -
Where can I find that video of the guy who starts laughing on a subway car and it infectiously spreads to all the passengers? Can't believe my google-fu is failing me here, but there you go. [more inside]
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Oct 11, 2009 -
How can I get my medium-sized dog to my place of work once a week if I live in Brooklyn and have no car? Can I sneak him onto the M train without being caught? [more inside]
posted by coffeeflavored
on Sep 18, 2009 -
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 -
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 -