Category Archives: Subway Entertainment

Underground Music

Great little (seemingly) impromptu subway jam involving a crafty tunesmith with a ukelele and a hearty set of pipes and a guy with a set of conga drums. Fun to see how the performance cuts through the sensory clutter of … Continue reading

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When Straphangers Actually Had Straps to Hang Onto

I love this pic. (Click to enlarge.) The guy blissfully strumming away on his guitar.  The kid who’s way too old to be held. The kid’s pants, and sneakers. The busted door of the conductor’s shack that surely doubled as homeless guy … Continue reading

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The Infamous Subway Shoe-Licker

Video from the 5 train is here. Do not watch with a case of cotton-mouth. Commented an MTA spokesperson: “Ew, that’s nasty!”

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Underground Grammar Lessons

This week’s edition of the NY Times’ Go Back to Your Flyover State, Because Only Smart People Live in New York Metropolitan Diary unearths some witty graffiti, not to be confused with ’80s new wave band Scritti Politti, in the … Continue reading

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Last Stop For Subway Poesy

The MTA is likely scrapping its “Train of Thought” placards on the subways, a program that has offered riders a taste of prose, in one form or another, since the dark days of 1992. The program started out as “Poetry in Motion,” notes … Continue reading

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Mole People Flock to ‘Underbelly’ Exhibit

There’s a brilliant new art exhibit going on in New York, and you’ll never get to see it, as it occupies an unused underground subway station. The “Underbelly Project” organizers tipped off a Times reporter and took him/her into the … Continue reading

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Bird Noises Coming to 96th Street Stop

Starting next year, straphangers at the 96th Street stop on the Upper West Side may be hearing chirping birds, burbling brooks and rustling leaves, reports the NY Times. It’s not the hit of liquid LSD they took moments earlier; the … Continue reading

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