Category Archives: Jackson Heights

Straphanger Joe: Comes out of Hibernation

It’s been a while since I’ve really looked at the other passengers on the subway. Maybe that’s what winter does to you – it numbs you. Or maybe I’ve just been tired of people and there are too many around … Continue reading

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Three’s Company or a Crowd? Ask Straphanger Joe.

THE POWER OF NOW At 9:10 a.m. I enter the F-train from my usual spot: the no-man’s land between the two stairs going up to the main level of Roosevelt Station in Jackson Heights. Inside, a roomful of open seats … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe Needs to be More Assertive

Holding Doors for Osho   I’m about to enter Roosevelt Station at 74th Street just as a woman is about to exit.   I open the door before she even puts her hands up to push against it. I pull … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe Has Pi With His Morning Tea

Pi   I found myself on the Upper East Side this morning waiting for the 6 train, Lexington Avenue line, the Green line, at the 86th Street Station. Some things I noticed about the folks commuting from there as compared … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe is Wet and Cranky

OKs    I’ll give you this–it was crowded yesterday on the F. Between the flooding and the V not running, there were extra people trying to get to work on fewer vehicles. Truthfully, I’ve never thought the V was much … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe Says Get Off the Subway Doors!

Leaners I know, I know. The sign says, do not lean against the subway door. But have you ever noticed how many people do? I did an informal survey today on the F train, 8 o’clock run from Jackson Heights. … Continue reading

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