Subways are for sleeping: NYC Transit survival thread

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So I get a monthly MetroCard through the work-discount TransitChek thing. I seem to have lost the new one; first time ever. It was unused, as I'm about 3 weeks 'ahead' when the new ones are distributed. Can I get it replaced, via some sort of ID number? (The human resources chief is out today, so I dunno.)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

yes there's a 1-800 number to call.

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

thx stenc

Dr Morbius, Friday, 3 August 2007 16:57 (twelve years ago) link

just have the credit card you purchased it with handy.

poortheatre, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:24 (twelve years ago) link

Sorta-related question: Can one buy a seven-day MetroCard at La Guardia Airport? I'm visiting soon and would like to take care of that when I arrive.

mike a, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

i don't know, but i can't imagine doing so wouldn't be more complicated than taking a cab from the airport and buying the metrocard in the subway station nearest your destination

gabbneb, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:34 (twelve years ago) link

taking a cab from the airport

or the bus (which takes forever)

gabbneb, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:34 (twelve years ago) link

i would suggest just getting a $10 metrocard (6 rides) instead of the weekly pass. it's a better value in most cases.

edb, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

just FYI, i do not recommend fallign asleep on the subway unless you like being woken up by cops in Jamaica at 5am.

ian, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

Sorta-related question: Can one buy a seven-day MetroCard at La Guardia Airport? I'm visiting soon and would like to take care of that when I arrive.

-- mike a, Friday, August 3, 2007 6:31 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

yes you can buy them at lga.

hstencil, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

but you can't take the subway directly from there :(

poortheatre, Friday, 3 August 2007 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

btw, in answer to the original question, I am Shit Outta Luck.

Under the TransitChek® Program a lost or stolen MetroCard® cannot be replaced.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 5 August 2007 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

How much do you save with TransitChek?

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 5 August 2007 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

i think transit check is pre-tax dollars -- so you're paying for the metrocard with, well, pre-tax dollars (and your tax bill goes down). you may want to check with your HR people, though.

Eisbaer, Sunday, 5 August 2007 15:22 (twelve years ago) link

i think it's somewhere in the neighborhood of a 40% savings? something like that?

hstencil, Sunday, 5 August 2007 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

Fortunately, my card 'lagged' behind the expiration of the last one (ie, unused during vacations etc) I only have to pay for about 8 days. Why it isn't where I always store it I can't figger.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 6 August 2007 13:24 (twelve years ago) link

i have a similar problem, this is going to sound ridiculous.. but at my old job i started getting those transitchek credit cards, all exactly for $78 or whatever a monthly costs these days. i was out of work for a while so i started intermittently using them for single rides and daily passes. i have three in my wallet that have like $4-$8 on them. is there anyway i can get the money back or move the credits into one purchase?

sanskrit, Monday, 6 August 2007 14:16 (twelve years ago) link

somebody bump this thread when the trains are running.
apparently it's a mess. so not leaving for work until it's fixed.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:42 (twelve years ago) link

I went to the station, and then another station, before learning that ALL trains are fucked. Home now, think I'll make a big breakfast instead.

Laurel, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:44 (twelve years ago) link

exactly!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:46 (twelve years ago) link

yes!

(had a dentist appt, cancelled!)

Surmounter, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.livescience.com/images/050114_subway_flood_03.jpg

gabbneb, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:05 (twelve years ago) link

12 noon BK FAP?

sanskrit, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:07 (twelve years ago) link

Sadly I'll prob be at the office by noon. :(((

Laurel, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:13 (twelve years ago) link

But first I'm making bastard jambalaya w andouille. Sadly, out of shrimps.

Laurel, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:14 (twelve years ago) link

i need to get in by 1 for a meeting. i'm going to give it another hour or so before i try....

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:16 (twelve years ago) link

1st floor of my condo (neighbor's section) flooded and I am meant to not flush until they know that the sewers haven't routed into their house.
Meanwhile no ac at work means I work from home again.
End of the world.

forksclovetofu, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:24 (twelve years ago) link

okay scary: i woke up at 4 or whenever it really came down and my fucking cat

was outside

on our windowsill (three flights up!) in the storm

this is Brooklyn, mind you. she's never supposed to get out - she must have climbed past me while i was in the office (that window doesn't have a screen).

it was incredibly surreal. the sky looked absolutely gorgeous and amazing but my fucking cat was tiptoeing around for her life! to top it off, she's SUPER SCARED of storms and always runs under the stove when it rains.

Surmounter, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 13:39 (twelve years ago) link

I made it in via bus and 3 trains, wimps.

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Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

L = fail
G = fail
B48 -> JMZ -> walk ~1 mile = win

sleep, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

B67 + M + D + F as E

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:38 (twelve years ago) link

But first I'm making bastard jambalaya w andouille. Sadly, out of shrimps.

-- Laurel, Wednesday, August 8, 2007 1:14 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

girl, we know you got a bike, GET PEDALING.

sanskrit, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

4-5-6 still not running, so i dont know if it's even worth bothering to try to get up to the UES yet?

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

i had no problem with L. F was really backed up but still got me to work. now i am angry because i'd much rather be home getting ready for 6 am departure to buffalo tomorrow.

tehresa, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:48 (twelve years ago) link

between this morning and B*adrum, WORST NEW YORK SUMMER SINCE '77

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

8-8-07, never forget!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

it's a damn-you-hadda-be-there urban legend.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

No bklyn bound ACE.

God damn the L for being the one running fine, I could be at home right now with the dogs.

Jon Lewis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

i don't know if i bother trying - it sounds like the L is running but i imagine i will be fucked at union square.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 14:59 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah I think you're right.

We failed to give enough props yesterday on Sea Serpent Day so now they're running amok in the tunnels.

Jon Lewis, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

Number 7 to Times Square then Number 1 one stop to 34 Street and then I walked downtown.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

have fun in your 100-degree afternoon, new yorkers

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

Where are you now in your travels, Tracer?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:09 (twelve years ago) link

white city!

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

Lisboa?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

MTA > viceland > blogger's sense of entitlement

sexyDancer, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

Wait, you live on the 7 line?

Casuistry, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:31 (twelve years ago) link

I usually take the E or F at Roosevelt Avenue.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:32 (twelve years ago) link

eeww it's supposed to be that hot here today? i rly don't know how much longer i can do this. it's gotten to the point where i can't SIT DOWN IN MY OFFICE with HEADPHONES on. i'm actually afraid the humidity will ruin my headphones. it's driving me crazy. where the fuck did the days of central air go? HUH?

Surmounter, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:32 (twelve years ago) link

No matter how many times I see them, blacked out teeth/moustaches/dicks/etc drawn onto subway posters will never get old for me.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:18 (three months ago) link

for posterity:

http://i.imgur.com/r0qXB9N.jpg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:50 (three months ago) link

awwwww, seems like a sweet little guy

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:21 (three months ago) link

Wow

TS: Kirk/Spock vs. Hitchcock/Truffaut (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:45 (three months ago) link

send this moron out to provide humanitarian assistance imo
https://nypost.com/2020/02/12/prankster-who-spilled-coronavirus-on-train-says-hes-just-misunderstood/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:46 (three months ago) link

I can’t get over how people can’t be bothered to stop watching their dumbass Netflix shows on their phones long enough to get out of the doorways.

calstars, Friday, 14 February 2020 00:36 (three months ago) link

C/D: Those who enter but then linger tentatively on the threshold of the car like a blushing Goldilocks whilst they decide upon the best of all possible seats for themselves.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 21 February 2020 13:52 (three months ago) link

incredible skinny mid-30s woman on the B who tried multiple times to take up two seats. no one was having it

mookieproof, Friday, 21 February 2020 16:17 (three months ago) link

“YOU AINT STEALIN’!” - earlier

calstars, Saturday, 22 February 2020 00:05 (three months ago) link

incredible skinny mid-30s woman on the B who tried multiple times to take up two seats. no one was having it

She was just doing it again on the 7 train!

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 22 February 2020 01:35 (three months ago) link

Unless it was her interesting looking sister.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 22 February 2020 01:39 (three months ago) link

incredible skinny mid-30s woman on the B who tried multiple times to take up two seats.


1, 2, 3, 4, or 5?

tokyo rosemary, Saturday, 22 February 2020 02:15 (three months ago) link

she was placing her ass crack on the ridge between 1-2 or 2-3

she was also (take note st. peter) leaning forward while sitting, elbows on knees. like it's not enough that you have a seat, you also have to shove your head into my fucking groin while i make room for ppl

mookieproof, Saturday, 22 February 2020 04:56 (three months ago) link

was she making a stand or did she seem high?

Yerac, Saturday, 22 February 2020 04:59 (three months ago) link

no! . . . just no fucks

mookieproof, Saturday, 22 February 2020 05:04 (three months ago) link

maybe she liked the way the ridge felt.

Yerac, Saturday, 22 February 2020 05:17 (three months ago) link

don't we all

mookieproof, Saturday, 22 February 2020 05:27 (three months ago) link

yerac with the pertinent questions and good points

k3vin k., Saturday, 22 February 2020 11:09 (three months ago) link

Just noticed the Mets tattoo on awkwafinas inside wrist on the poster , someone get ‘shoppin

calstars, Saturday, 22 February 2020 21:08 (three months ago) link

This morning we got on the 2 train at Sterling St and there was a bit of a smell but I thought it wasn't worth worrying about too much as we were only riding two stops but then my wife turned to me and said "Is that man playing with shit?" And sure enough he was: the man opposite was turning a turd in his palms. So we changed carriages at the next station.

Alba, Sunday, 23 February 2020 01:43 (three months ago) link

Carriages? Blimey

calstars, Sunday, 23 February 2020 02:00 (three months ago) link

the man opposite was turning a turd in his palms

big city of dreams

mookieproof, Sunday, 23 February 2020 06:52 (three months ago) link

Sorry: I'm British and in the horror of the recollection forgot you don't say carriages.

Alba, Sunday, 23 February 2020 07:23 (three months ago) link

You don’t say “carriages” for the Tube either! But we’re losing focus on what’s important here.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 23 February 2020 11:35 (three months ago) link

You don't?

Alba, Sunday, 23 February 2020 12:08 (three months ago) link

I’m positive there’s a historical reason why the London Underground calls its train carriages “cars” - but have zero recollection how I know this apart from the usual way i.e. having dreamt it

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 23 February 2020 12:23 (three months ago) link

Maybe an episode of Sherlock, Tracer?

Alba, Sunday, 23 February 2020 13:15 (three months ago) link

LU may call them cars, but passengers always call them carriages.

the grateful dead can dance (anagram), Sunday, 23 February 2020 13:35 (three months ago) link

Lol it probably was Sherlock.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 23 February 2020 14:06 (three months ago) link

can someone explain why congestion pricing in manhattan requires federal approval

mookieproof, Monday, 24 February 2020 18:09 (three months ago) link

“YOU PLAYIN’ WITH THE WRONG BITCH!”

calstars, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:24 (three months ago) link

ugh. I decided to use Staten Island, SI Live as the newsource for that question. "...requires federal approval due to some roads within the program’s limits receiving federal funding or being considered part of the interstate highway system."

Yerac, Tuesday, 25 February 2020 22:34 (three months ago) link

Imma start carrying a permanent marker to deface bullshit ads

calstars, Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:17 (two months ago) link

Queens bus “redesign” is uncool.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:21 (two months ago) link

Witnessed on the train just now: schnookered teenage boy with glass cocktail tumbler quarter filled with bourbon rocks sipping idly while holding a pole

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 20:18 (two months ago) link

Fuck yeah

used extra space on F train to play a little handball

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:52 (two months ago) link

is that a euphemism

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:06 (two months ago) link

ewww mook don't even

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:15 (two months ago) link

midday trips are spacious!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 17:59 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

More MTA employees have died from coronavirus in the past couple weeks than all of the NYPD officers who have been shot and killed over the last 30 years. https://t.co/zjcQonoOcP

— David Menschel (@davidminpdx) April 6, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 16:17 (one month ago) link

jesus christ

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 16:22 (one month ago) link

Good to see you up and about on here, Mr Hand.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 17:17 (one month ago) link

What are the odds there'll be a mass "transit lives matter" movement carried out by white authoritarian-leaning suburbanites across this great nation? No? Nothing? Gosh.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 17:19 (one month ago) link

whew, thank god for that!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 18 April 2020 04:56 (one month ago) link

Context: When Cuomo unveiled the new NY state budget earlier this month, his number one boast was that it "includes no new taxes" and "continues to phase in tax cuts". He'd rather let the MTA die than ask his wealthy neighbors to pay a dollar more. https://t.co/5bOxl79DVa

— JW Mason (@JWMason1) April 20, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 12:35 (one month ago) link


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