Posts Tagged ‘subway’

Johnny T’s New York City Tourist Tips for Jerks

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

Damien Eckhardt-Jacobi and Vincent Bova first started puppeteering on the NYC subways in 2004, but quickly realized that begging New Yorkers for change was not the way to do things. So they moved to the interwebs, called themselves Glove and Boots, and started making videos.

Subway Skating

Friday, November 11th, 2011

MTA Employee Falls On Tracks, Rescued By Mystery Do-Gooders

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

An MTA architect on his way to work on Friday found himself deeply indebted to four unidentified good Samaritans after they rescued him from the subway tracks. Michael Lodespoto was waiting for the subway after transferring from Atlantic Terminal when he began to feel dizzy. He told Newsday he remembers leaning on a column, and then looking up at at least four people (he thinks they were construction workers) lifting him from the tracks. He said, “I just want to thank them for their courage…and maybe give them a hug.”

Fire Department officials were called to the station shortly after the accident, but couldn’t find anyone who had helped him out. He was taken to Kings County Hospital with a severe head injury. His wife said, “I know how quickly trains come right after the other. They were little angels placed there just to grab him out.” Lodespoto works as an MTA architect, and says he knows what happens to most people who fall on the tracks. “Anything could have happened,” he said. “I’m very fortunate.”

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.