Posts Tagged ‘seen on the subway’

Sax Battle in New York City Subway

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Only in New York would two sax players encounter each other on the subway with a surprise riff on “Billie Jean”. (With apologies for the vertical video and inane popups.)

Star Wars Subway Car

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

New York City is really a small town with big buildings

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

There’s this idea that New York City is a heartless, impersonal place: stories have spread about how the huge population makes it relatively easy for an individual to get “lost in the shuffle” or for human distress to pass unnoticed. But if you are actually in New York, you see enough to know that there are good people with the capacity for love even in the big city. Last week, I saw three black teenage girls leisurely board the subway, while one held a black and white kitten on her shoulder. They talked among themselves and passed the kitten back and forth while riding and changing trains. I think everybody who saw it smiled.


Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

It’s not unusual to see the occasional rat or mouse in the subway, usually darting across the tracks. However, I once saw a squirrel who had gotten into Battery Park subway station (most likely from the park). He bounded down the Third Rail for several yards, a masterful balance beam performer. All went well until he paused, sat up on his hind legs, and his tail went down and touched the trackbed, thereby completing the electrical circuit…and killing the squirrel by electrocution.