Love it or hate it, the subway system in New York is still the cheapest and easiest way for anyone to get around town. MetroCard prices have been on the rise for years with not a whole lot of improvement on the trains themselves. Even catching a train in Manhattan can take what seems like forever when 5 minute waits turn into 20 minute waits. Forget Brooklyn and Queens. Pack some food and a small survival kit because you may never get back to the outer boroughs if you’re relying on one train. We’ve come to love and rely on our subway system, despite it’s shortcomings, but it would be great to know if or when we could give up on one train and catch another.
If you're ever bored or feel like life is getting dull, all you really need to do is trek down into the dark, murky halls of the New York City subway system a.k.a the Pit of Hell. Here, all walks of life come together. It's one of the few places where there are no barriers of status. The Wall Street guy rolls right along next to the homeless guy, all packed into one steel cage of potential madness. While most commutes go off without a hitch, we've all had our fair share of "unusual" experiences --sometimes entertaining, other times flat out scary. We're not sure what the deal is, but stuff goes on down there that you don't normally see in the streets. From crooners to gregarious rats, to the shoe-licking, inebriated, or masterbating creeps, the subway is the ultimate freakshow. Move over Coney Island, you ain't got nothin' on this...
Trending on Reddit today is Keanu Reeves giving up his seat on the Q train. The video was posted in August, but somehow made its way up on Reddit today. Cute, nice and all, but what the hell is Keanu Reeves doing on the subway? With that much cash why wouldn't you avoid the germ/rat infested subway at all costs? Maybe this was a staged "I'm just like you" publicity stunt? Or maybe we're just being pessimists to think Neo is humble enough to ride the subway.
In celebration of Fast Food Day today, foodies will be using the day as an excuse to binge on the delights of greasy, no-shame fast food joints. However, some of us can’t afford the extra calories considering the holidays are just around the corner, so here are a few menu items at some of the most popular fast food restaurants in America that you can order without snapping your belt buckle.
The New York City Subway. You've seen it on TV and heard urban myths about the creepy people who hang out underground in the city. Don't be afraid though, our subway is the best way to get around New York, and the safest. No matter where you are on New Year's Eve, there are only a few rules and a few ways to go.
Here's how it works...
First things first, get your MetroCard from any station. The best way to go is a day pass, just be careful, they end at midnight so you may have to get another one if you plan on hopping the train back to your hotel at the end of the night.
The MTA has announced that cell phone service will be making a landmark entrance into the New York City Subway System. Stations in Chelsea will be the first to receive the massive upgrade, with all stations joining in by 2016. Along the 6th Avenue Line, the new plan will service the 14th Street Station with connections available to the F, L, and M trains. On 8th Avenue, the 14th Street and 23rd Street A, C, E stations will be wired along with the 14th Street and 7th Avenue Station service local and express trains on the 1, 2, and 3 lines.
Gloria Estefan has received so many awards during her three decades in the limelight that there is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated just to listing them. And now Vegas has added another honor to the acclaimed performer.
On April 29, The Las Vegas Walk of Stars presented Gloria and her husband Emilio, the former band leader of Miami Sound Machine, with their own star. This is the first time a couple has ever been jointly recognized on the walkway.
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Las Vegas, NV 89109
I'm frugal--like frighteningly frugal--but if there's one thing I'm willing to splurge on, it's brunch. There's something about an early afternoon meal where the alcohol is downed with abandon that really has a place in my heart.
Criss Angel is no stranger to making history. He holds multiple world records including longest time submerged underwater (24 hours) and longest body suspension (5 hours and 42 minutes). He has been named Magician of the Year five times, more than any other magician, and was the first to ever be declared Magician of the Decade by the International Magicians Society.
Designers Have Birthdays: Everyone wish Prabal Gurung a very big Happy Birthday today. The designer who is in his third season traveled home to Nepal to spend his special day with family. The Bill Blass veteran left the design house in 2008 to design glamorous gowns of his own for Orpah, Demi Moore and more celebrities. He recently made Paper Magazine's Beautiful People: Class of 2010, saying, "I can’t believe I’m in this issue. I hope it’s for my inner beauty -- that’ll last longer. I’m assuming that it is."