Category Archives: HEETs

Word of the Week: Baby-Back Ribs of Death

BABY-BACK RIBS OF DEATH: \BAY bee back ribz uv deth\noun\: The body-length turnstiles at some subway stops whose teeth threaten to gnash unsuspecting commuters to shreds. Also known as HEETs (High Entrance Exit Turnstile) and Iron Maidens. (Credit: G. Francis) Usage: As … Continue reading

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Dropping the ball in Times Square

Amateurs. With their giant bags, lackadaisical meanderings, screaming children and other etiquette violations, they’re high on the list of commuter annoyances. Luckily however we professionals don’t often interact with rookies during the main leg of our rush hour travels. Once … Continue reading

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