Category Archives: Foot It

TRAINJOTTING TURNS 5: Lust

Each day this week, to commemorate our fifth birthday, Trainjotting is publishing memorable posts from the past, grouped under a specific Seven Deadly Sin. Today’s sin is Lust. This post ran in August 2008, written by then “Foot It” columnist Tim … Continue reading

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More Than One for the Road: The Final ‘Foot It’

Let me take you back to the night in question, February 27. A Friday, and I’m going home later than usual.   But not because I had to work late.   I’m a little buzzed, actually, because a group of … Continue reading

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Dumbass Drivers, Vol. II

The guy just wants to help.   Or does he?   It isn’t clear. All I can tell is, he’s banging on a window of the white Pontiac Grand Am idling at a stoplight on Houston where First Avenue turns … Continue reading

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Smart Car. Dumb Ass.

I’m picking up dinner—curry from my favorite Indian joint on Sixth Street’s disappearing “Tandoori Row”—when a tidal wave of traffic starts streaming down Second Avenue.   I can make it across if I hurry. I jump off the curb and … Continue reading

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Ye$, It’$ Almo$t Tax Time…

There’s a business on my walk to work that is a vestige of the old, pre-gentrified Lower East Side. The name of the business is Check Ca$hing.   Even though I’ve lived in the area for 11 years—or, perhaps, because … Continue reading

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Hold the Door? Hold This!

Just before I hit the bricks, I hit the deli around the corner for a newspaper.    A thirtysomething Latina stands in front of me on line. She’s lucky if she’s five feet tall—and damned near as wide. She’s also … Continue reading

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Two Old Gals & A Guy

When last we spoke, there were layoffs and cutbacks. The whole bit. But that was so 2008, right?   Well, we can hope.   Ah, the New Year. 2009. A whole decade, practically, in the bag. And yet, without any … Continue reading

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