Category Archives: Seat

G’ Day for Writing about Commuting

Check this out–another Trainjotting transit blog, and this one based in Australia. “Train Jotting” is “a blog about live, love and how to survive on public transport.” It’s run by a Melbourne woman named Heidi Catherine, who launched the site … Continue reading

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TRAINJOTTING TURNS 5: Greed

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 Greed. Previously ran April 2010. So widespread is the practice of New Yorkers … Continue reading

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TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: Word of the Week — Facial Profiling

FACIAL PROFILING: FAY-shull PROH-fihh-lingg noun: Selecting one’s seat on the train based on the attractiveness of the person in the adjacent seat.  [Note: Not to be confused with Spatial Profiling, which involves selecting one’s seat based on the size of the … Continue reading

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‘Pigs’ and ‘Hogs’ on the Subways and Commuter Rails

So widespread is the practice of New Yorkers behaving badly on public transportation that we have two separate user-generated websites dedicated to their transportation transgressions, a.k.a. “trainsgressions”. (And so widespread are camera-equipped smartphones that we now have armies of citizens … 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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TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: Word of the Week — Facial Profiling

FACIAL PROFILING: \FAY-shull PROH-fihh-lingg\ noun: Selecting one’s seat on the train based on the attractiveness of the person in the adjacent seat.  [Note: Not to be confused with Spatial Profiling, which involves selecting one’s seat based on the size of the … Continue reading

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TRAINJOTTING CLASSIC: Word of the Week — Facial Profiling

FACIAL PROFILING: FAY-shull PROH-fihh-lingg noun: Selecting one’s seat on the train based on the attractiveness of the person in the adjacent seat.  [Note: Not to be confused with Spatial Profiling, which involves selecting one’s seat based on the size of the … Continue reading

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