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Map: Roz Chast plans a Second Ave. Subway

by Benjamin Kabak

My mom was the first to point out the great cover on this week’s New Yorker. Roz Chast, my favorite cartoonist, offered up her take on the Second Ave. Subway routing. I particularly enjoy the detour to Nebraska in between 34th and 42nd Streets. Sending the eventual T train out to Brighton Beach or even the Yukon Territories isn’t a half bad idea either.

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19 comments

Scott E February 29, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Nonstop from Tenafly to Mt. Fuji…. or 86th Street to Vegas… all for $2.25. Not a bad deal!

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Alon Levy February 29, 2012 - 2:55 pm

A lot of astrophysicists would be interested in riding to Saturn, I’m sure.

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John-2 February 29, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Yea, but if they’re going to Mt. Fuji or the Yukon Territories, they’ll have to have 40 passport inspectors per car at each station (or 32, if the MTA opts to move the aging R-68 trains over to the Second Avenue line).

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Jerrold February 29, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Was she the same cartoonist who did that famous “A Manhattanite’s View of the World” cover a long time ago? (You know, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, Japan, China……) Some of us here must remember that one.

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Marsha February 29, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Who could forget that classic cover? That was Saul Steinberg.

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Walter February 29, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Hate to be the one, but it’s officially the Yukon Territory, singular. It’s next-door neighbor to the east is the Northwest Territories, plural.

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Jason B. February 29, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Spot on with the stop at the center of the Earth though. That’s basically how deep these stations will be.

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BBnet3000 February 29, 2012 - 5:00 pm

We’re as likely to see a train to some of those other places as we are to see the second ave subway finished in our lifetimes im afraid.

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Jerrold February 29, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Especially for those of us whose lifetimes began when TOKENS, never mind MetroCards, were still in the future.

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SEAN February 29, 2012 - 5:08 pm

What! You mean I have to transfer in Tokyo? Dam!

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Subway Detours: If it seems like the Second… | Text or Call : 917-557-6066 February 29, 2012 - 7:00 pm

[…] If it seems like the Second Avenue Subway is taking forever to open, the latest cover of The New Yor… Cartoonist Roz Chast diagrams the route of the new T line, starting in Manhattan’s El Barrio and making side stops along the way down the East Side in places like the center of the earth, Saturn, and Japan’s Mount Fuji. [SAS] […]

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Chet February 29, 2012 - 9:00 pm

Even with all that, STILL no stop on Staten Island!!

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Frank B. February 29, 2012 - 11:17 pm

Lol! You beat me to it!

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Robert in Calgary February 29, 2012 - 9:12 pm

As a Calgarian, I wouldn’t mind adding a stop here on the 34th Street – Yukon section.

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Subway Detours: If it seems like the Second… – insiderater.com February 29, 2012 - 9:41 pm

[…] If it seems like the Second Avenue Subway is taking forever to open, the latest cover of The New Yor… Cartoonist Roz Chast diagrams the route of the new T line, starting in Manhattan’s El Barrio and making side stops along the way down the East Side in places like the center of the earth, Saturn, and Japan’s Mount Fuji. [SAS] input, textarea{} #authorarea{ padding-left: 8px; margin:10px 0; width: 635px; } #authorarea h3{ border-bottom: 1px solid #B0B0B0; color: #333333; font-family: georgia; font-size: 19px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 22px; margin:0 4px 5px; padding-left: 8px;} #authorarea h3 a{text-decoration:none; color:#333; font-weight:bold} #authorarea img{margin:0 5px; float:left; border:1px solid #ddd; width:40px; height:40px;} #authorarea p{color:#333; margin:0} #authorarea p a{color:#333} .authorinfo{ } […]

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Ben February 29, 2012 - 11:09 pm

I approve of a subway stop in Tenafly! If only it didn’t require detours to Mt. Fuji, Papua New Guinea and Saturn.

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