Subway Douchery

Earl Barrett-Holloway Reader Find

By Earl Barrett-Holloway in Cool Websites on Friday 4 May 2012

Whenever I’ve had enough of the odd behavior that surfaces due to people being crammed on a train in New York, I check out Subway Douchery and start feeling better as I laugh along with the administrators of this site. It’s just something every New Yorker can relate to because, sometimes, the subway is a freak show.

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Photos of New York subway riders in the 1980s

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By Zolton in New Photography on Wednesday 11 April 2012

These days the New York subway is a cash-losing cow, breaking down regularly (thanks, G train) and stripped of any character, unless you venture deep into Brooklyn. Back in the 80s, you literally took your life into your own hands every time you ventured down there, as these gritty, menacing photos from Bruce Davidson off the Retronaut website reveal.

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Never a dull moment on the NYC subway

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in Video on Thursday 19 January 2012

I’d have to disagree with the title of this video. I’ve had many dull moments on the New York City subway. Still, it’s a pretty great video.

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Weird people on the New York subway

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in Cool Websites on Saturday 18 June 2011

When I visited the Big Apple, I had a Mexican man serenade me with his Spanish guitar at the station. But why didn’t I see any crazy folk when I rode New York’s subway? Seriously, this post by Do While is hilarious and exposes people embarrassingly sleeping, wearing daring attire, and carrying pet rats in their mouths!

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Subway system turned into interactive string instrument

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By Zolton in Video on Thursday 3 February 2011

Navigating the New York subway is a perpetually frustrating beast. Well, for 99% of us suckers, anyway. Not so for Alexander Chen, who has turned the New York subway system into an ‘interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, […]

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