Category Archives: Union Square

Subway Gropes on Upschwing

Sexual harrassment on the subway is on the rise, reports the NY Times’ City Room. The worst stretch of subway for the gropage is the 4-5-6 between Union Square and Grand Central, and the typical molester is a 39-year-old male. … Continue reading

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The Trainjotting Reader: NORTH RIVER Vol. II

Last week we offered a bit of the newish Pete Hamill novel North River, a Depression era tale of a troubled┬ádoctor dealing with his demons and with the abandoned three-year-old boy Carlito left on his doorstep. It’s a good book, … Continue reading

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Union Square’s Fight Club

This is rich. A few steps from the 4/5/6/N/R etc. subways, in a broad stretch of pavement normally used for busking, dance crews, and sitting on the steps with friends and a cigarette, an urban Fight Club has taken root. … Continue reading

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‘Columbia Spectator’: Commuting Sucks, Subway Riders Mean

The Columbia Spectator, the student paper showcasing the finest young minds in journalism, has a unique payment policy for writers: The Ivy League rag pays by cliche. At least that’s one might deduce after reading Zahra Khimji’s “A Peek Into … Continue reading

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