Category Archives: Straphanger Joe


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 PRIDE. Pride. Hmmm. Gluttony and Sloth and Greed, and occasionally a little Wrath, … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe Reads in the Region

Straphanger Joe will be performing two readings in our region in the next few days from his spectacular novel Open Wounds. Straphanger Joe, aka Joseph Lunievicz, wrote dozens of posts about subway life for Trainjotting. He’s having a book launch … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe Publishes a Novel

Seeing our talented Trainjotting correspondents publish books fills us with an extraordinary amount of pride. We were pumped when the brilliant Engine Bob (a.k.a./d.b.a. Robert Klara) published FDR’s Funeral Train, and if it’s possible to be even more psyched, then … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe’s Book Hits Stores This Spring

It is with abundant pride that I announce the pending publication of yet another book from the Trainjotting correspondent family: Straphanger Joe’s brilliant novel Open Wounds. Open Wounds is a very unique book; it’s the life story of an aging … Continue reading

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Straphanger Joe Remembers When LIRR Guys Made Money the Old-Fashioned Way

Old-School Disability There used to be a break room at Penn Station somewhere between track 15 and track 18, back before it was upgraded to a “modern” station. My grandfather worked as a conductor for the LIRR starting in the … Continue reading

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Staphanger Joe: Passes the Baton Back to TJ

TJ will be back this week. Thanks for hanging in there with the Straphanger and Jersey Jim while TJ himself was on vacation. Keep the comments coming in and see you on the rails.

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Straphanger Joe: Announces Sexual Misconduct

I heard it yesterday and then again today. It could be I’ve missed it before while in a straphanger fog. But two days in a row means it’s probably real and not an illusion. Yesterday I was on the F … Continue reading

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