Hit or Miss

When I first moved to NYC, I didn’t think I’d ever figure out how to navigate the subway without a map.

But last night while going to meet Jeff at Urinetown, the 2/3 line was down and I immediately thought, “I can take the A/C to W 4th and transfer to the F for 42nd St.” And this morning when I was at Union Square and the 4/5 wasn’t running, I immediately thought, “I can take the L over to 6th and transfer to the 2/3 to get home.”

Maybe I’ll turn into a New Yorker yet.

6 responses so far (Respond)

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Nah, otherwise I would have just cabbed it.

I’d been wondering since I moved here how white people got around the city, because I always see disproportionately few Caucasians on the subway (and many of them turn out to be European tourists). Then, when Brad was visiting the city, we rode in a cab three times during the course of an one evening. And it wasn’t even cold outside.

Matt | 5 Dec 2003
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of course, you could also have just taken the a/c to 42nd st. as well. but i’m still impressed.

dahl | 5 Dec 2003
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Yeah, but then I would have had to walk from 8th to 6th Ave (and I was running late).

Matt | 5 Dec 2003
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congrats! You’re so lucky that you live downtown in the hub of all the subway lines. Your options are unlimited. The best part of my time downtown was realizing that I could take one of four different lines to get to the same location on canal street.

jon | 5 Dec 2003
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Hey, this Caucasian rides the subway. But I like taking cabs because it makes me feel like Eliza Doolittle. “Did you tell the gentleman I arrived in a taxi cab?” 😉

TheBrad | 6 Dec 2003
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Caucasian subway user, and damn proud of it.

Kevin | 8 Dec 2003