Subway Scenes

Subway Scenes: A Candid Glimpse of 1987 [VIDEO]

Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:08 am

We followed a rabbit hole of vintage videos recently, and came upon this one. It’s fifty soundless seconds of footage shot in the Times Square subway station of 1987. The focus is on a grimy, graffiti-sheathed IRT train and its straphangers. As the clip owner quips in the description, “None of the people on this […]

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Subway Scenes: Philosophizing the MTA Travel Advisory

Posted August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

At first you might think the announcements were legitimate travel advisories from the MTA. You would be wrong … and likely in the majority.

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Fashion Trend: Return of the Coonskin Cap

Posted June 7, 2013 at 6:30 am

Here’s a fashion statement we never thought would take.

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Subway Scenes: Street Campaign Champions “Anybody But Quinn” for Mayor

Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:24 am

The highly-vocal campaign against Christine Quinn for Mayor just jumpstarted with some guerrilla marketing tactics.

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Subway Scenes: Another Man in White

Posted February 8, 2013 at 6:19 am

It would appear that the mysterious man in white – Jimmy Blanco – has some competition from a younger generation.

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Subway Scenes: The Essex Street Umlaut

Posted August 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

As the legendary David St. Hubbins intimates in Spinal Tap – “It’s like a pair of eyes. You’re looking at the umlaut, and it’s looking at you.”

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Subway Scenes: Pimp Hat for the Taking

Last modified September 13, 2012 at 12:22 am

Found in Delancey Street F station: 1 Pimp Hat. Avoid the rats and subway trains if claiming. Left over from Pride festivities?

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Subway Scenes: Corrections in a Kilt

Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

This subway car was certainly in check on St. Patrick’s Day. Nevermind that it was only 11 am; nobody fucks with a corrections officer, much less one donning a legit ceremonial kilt and bagpipe. Likely on his way to the parade. No unruly St. Paddy’s partiers on this F train.


Subway Conductor Provides Behind-the-Scenes Look

Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:28 am

In which a subway conductor on the IRT line participates in an open Q&A session. More after the jump!

Classic Subway Scene from the 1970s, Redux

Last modified July 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

Being consummate subway nerds, it’s always a treat to see antiquated photos of the transit system.