Tag Archives: Subway Stations

NYC SUBWAYS………..take the “A” train to Brooklyn

The SUBWAYS are not for sleeping…….yeah right!  A lot of homeless people actually live in the tunnels and call them their home.

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There are 842 miles of track in the system  ……………..468 stations where you can get in or out.  4.5 million people ride the system every days………..many with dogs and bicycles……..and a grandfather clock or two.

For a trip around the world…………..take the subway………and see and/or meet people from every nation.  All this for a $2.50 fare.

A SUBWAY RIDE in New York……..a hoot or a howl

CLICK ON:  Michael Bublé sings in the subway

A trip in a New York subway…..is a TRIP !!!  Some hate it…….I love it. Swipe your little plastic MTA card in the turnstile………and your subway experience begins. The sights and sounds can be mind-blowing………the riders……..the food vendors……..the musicians………are all great entertainment.

The system has 468 stations………and almost 6 million riders on a week-day.  That ‘s around 2 billion riders a year.  Truly mind boggling.

Slumming in PARK SLOPE on Saturday

Saturday morning breakfast is always the same menu.  GRITS, fried tomato, white toast, jumbo egg and jam.

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And, of course, the New York Times. It’ a steal at $350 a year delivered right to your door every morning at 6am……or steal at from your neighbor……for free.

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The subway station at 72nd street is a gem…….right in front of the Ansonia Apartments.

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Another “Jim”……….or some would say…….”carrot top”.

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Over the Manhattan Bridge into Brooklyn……and 6 more stops to Park Slope and 5th Avenue.

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First stop………..COFFEE ………and GREEN TEA for the Donald person.

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Tulips from Holland…………$5 a dozen.  Take six!

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AWAY WE GO………and we went!

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The Cast….the Ramones and Jesus!  VINYL STORE.  They didn’t have any Opera records for Don.

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We shopped at Housing Works Thrift store.  I bought the Elephant.

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Pooch……..named “Nikki” waited outside.  Nice doggie.

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A text pause.

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A pause that needs no text!  A bath maybe?

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Ciggies…………with tax……..$12 a pack.

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Artist at work……by a very cool artist.

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A nice place to pause……….a New York Green Space.

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A “peeling” mural had a certain appeal.

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Muffins at the Bagel Pub………..the sesame bagels were all sold out.

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Wall decor was a hoot!

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Next stop: Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish.  A calm place for a pause……….and a rest for the weary feet.

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 Holy Moly…..the stained glass  windows are amazing.

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Cherubim’s just hover.,……and smile.

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The Virgin Mother.

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Was a perfect time of day to catch the sun coming through the Rose Window.

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Iglesia de Santo Tomás Aquino.…..has  been here since 1884.  It was Saint Thomas who said ……..”Joy is the noblest human act”.

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And for some…….the joy of a subway ride is a bit of shut eye.  Then it’s back to Manhattan.  Home sweet Home.