Tag Archives: New York City

Please Use All Available Doors

This is a phrase used by subway conductors very often to let passengers know that the train doors are about to close and you need to be either on or off the train.  Most subway trains in New York City … Continue reading

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Making Sense of New York City’s Bus System

What would New York be without its buses?  Probably just an urban jungle with an underground cavern of concrete, metal, and steel dust.  However, where the subway lacks coverage, the buses fill in…for the most part.  That the bus network … Continue reading

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Ferry Service in New York City

Many places have ferries for tourists, ferries for commuters, ferries for sightseeing.  New York has no shortage of ferries, from the New York-New Jersey commuter ferries (New York Waterway, Seastreak, etc.) to the sightseeing ferries (Circle Line, Statue Cruises, etc.), … Continue reading

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The MTA and the MetroCard

We have reached the 20th anniversary of the Metrocard, which started out as the newest and best way to get around the New York City Transit system. We use the Metrocard to get on the subway, on City buses, on … Continue reading

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Select Bus Service: A Critique

I decided to start a series of posts about Select Bus Service (SBS) in New York City with commentary about practically everything from the features of Select Bus Service to the name itself to the ideas behind it.  Let’s talk … Continue reading

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