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Condoms arrive in style

by Benjamin Kabak

Via Gothamist comes the news I have been awaiting since January: The New York City subway condoms are here. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to snag one today because they’re being distributed now at the Kenneth Cole store at Rockefeller Center, not near where I work.

In January, I looked at how different subway lines could get their own condom, but today, we see that, alas, it’s just a generic condom for the entire subway system.

Meanwhile, as Jen at Gothamist noted, the City and Lifestyles didn’t do a fantastic job integrated the subway bullets into the packaging. Sure, the bullets are then and are reminiscent of the subway. But why the color mash-up? Except for the O and Y which aren’t subway lines, the rest of the lettering should fit its proper bullet.

But hey, at least it’s a collector’s item and it might come in handy later tonight on Valentine’s Day.

Photo from Gothamist.

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Victoria February 14, 2007 - 2:35 pm

hahaha yes what a great time-peg

wayne's world February 14, 2007 - 3:09 pm

I wonder how soon we’ll see someone using one on the subway. No question that some will see this as a challenge to do that. Go for it, Ben. We’re all counting on you.

Marsha February 15, 2007 - 10:07 am

I disagree with Wayne’s World unless someone is using a subway condom in ways other than its intended use. Subway riders are just not that uninhibited.

Tricia February 15, 2007 - 10:49 am

I disagree with Marsha! She clearly has not seen some of the crap I’ve witnessed on the subways!


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