Manhattan’s S train has been turned into the SS train, and many straphangers are pissed. Train seats on one side of the subway car feature the stylized fascist version of the Reichsadler (Imperial Eagle) with the swastika replaced by an Iron Cross. On the other side, the Rising Sun Flag, often associated with Japanese WWII forces. It’s all for a TV show.
a million years ago, i was tagged to do the ‘Meet The Artist’ thing and i never did it… UP UNTIL NOW. and i managed to use the worst brush to write with, hope you can read it or you gotta click the image :y <3
I’m a little confused, given how I’ve had to stare at this fucking ad at least once a week for the last two years:
Or this one:
And we can’t forget this one:
On my way to work, on my way home, to get groceries, to see friends, no matter what I am doing, I am constantly bombarded by media focused on telling me that my physical body is somehow inferior, inadequate, in need of improvement. That I should not feel comfortable in my own fucking skin.
But an ad that fights menstruation stigma (which is absurd in and of itself; it’s a natural bodily function that literally half of the population goes through), that cleverly and subtly conveys the purpose it serves while being diverse, honest, and without objectification (despite being an UNDERWEAR company)? That’s just unacceptable, disgusting, inappropriate. I fucking hate the MTA.
Never mind the fact that two of these ads are using grapefruit to represent female anatomy, and the one they have a problem with is the one that isn’t objectifying. It’s okay for them to symbolize breasts, but can’t have one be a vulva, god forbid!
***deeeeep cackle from the blackest corner of my evil soul***
The project to repair the Canarsie Tube is projected to take three
years, and the MTA is considering shutting down service between
Manhattan and Brooklyn entirely to get it done, according to MTA sources
familiar with the initiative. In this scenario, Manhattan-bound L
service would terminate at Bedford Avenue, the line’s busiest station.
More than 300,000 New Yorkers ride the L train on an average weekday. When the Montague Tube was damaged by Hurricane Sandy it had 65,000 daily riders.
Another option being weighed is to keep one of the two tunnels open
while repairing the other—there are separate Manhattan-bound and
Brooklyn-bound tunnels—leaving room for limited service.
“If one tunnel is down, how bad will the L train be in the mornings
just going one way?” one source says. “It’ll be packed beyond belief.
It’ll be a fight. Is that the smartest way to do it if it’s going to be
the difference of a year? I don’t know.”
Let me tell you a very short story. Once upon a time, I lived off the L at Myrtle-Wyckoff. I was in the city late at night / early in the morning after the bars close, I was pretty drunk, and I was way too far downtown for my own good. I decided to walk a few extra blocks to the J train instead of taking the F all the way to 14th street to catch an L train that would be crowded with drunk hipsters being loud with tacky haircuts and ugly clothes. I could take the J at Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall and then transfer to the M in Brooklyn.
I took the J to Delancey…and that was the end of the line. It wasn’t going across the Williamsburg Bridge, so I ended up on the F anyway and took it up to 14th Street. By this time it was already 5am and I was still in Manhattan. The L made it across the East River…and then stopped at Bedford. No train service between Bedford and Myrtle/Wyckoff. So everybody got off the train – I don’t know how many cars it is, but maybe 8 cars packed full – and there was one shuttle bus waiting. One. I finally made it on to the 4th or 5th bus and walked into my house well after 6am. Three trains, a bus, and over two hours of travel, and I told myself I had to get the hell on up outta Brooklyn because when the MTA fucks with the trains, your life is over out there.
I moved to Manhattan, and suddenly everybody was moving out to Brooklyn instead. I even thought about moving back to Brooklyn a couple of years ago because so many of my friends went back.
Y’all. You could not pay me to live on the L train (I’m lying, of course, because as a poor person in NYC you could indeed pay me to do a lot of things I don’t want to do). The L is always crowded, regularly smells of unwashed adult human, and is often out of service at some point along the line. And when you live on the L in Williamsburg, your other option is a long walk to the J or an imaginary G train. Or a bus.
So let me take a moment to heartily guffaw at all y’all who tried to get me to move back to Brooklyn. Have fun swimming across the East River for the next 3 years! That, or just start planning a Reunion Party for 2020 when you can get back to the city again and hang out with your friends who weren’t lulled back to the BK by shady landlords offering low-ish prices in neighborhoods where the families have been pushed out in favor of a few Oklahoma transplants and a juice bar.
Note: I just want to point out that this shutdown will mostly affect Williamsburg. Everybody further down the line is already close to the M or the A/C anyway so ain’t nobody really all that stranded except yuppies and hipsters who made W’burg insufferable. Have fun catching the G-train that never comes, Zoe/Sarah/Bradley/Anson.
Goddamn IA, you great little cupcake. We seem to have the same references and connection knowledge so I'm sticking with you through this. On another note: Today is start of Gaslight Shitshow 2.0 like we both have said, and here's some advice for everyone: Put your fucking seat belt on, keep your goddamn hands in the ride and shut the hell up. It's fine, pick yourselves up and power through this. -MTA
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced in January that it plans to spend $52 million to test out the prototypes as part of its $2.7 billion proposal to replace 40-year-old trains on two of its lines. The design of the trains is simple: Open pathways between connected cars allow passengers to move freely from one end of the train to the other, which means no more darting in and out of entrances to switch to a less crowded car. The design has been in use, by one count, in over three-quarters of metros outside the U.S.—from Toronto to London to Tokyo.