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Your Moment of Subway Zen

by Benjamin Kabak

If only we all received such applause at the ends or beginnings of our daily rides…

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Brian February 6, 2013 - 6:57 pm

I would be pissed if i got caught in that. I would find it to be very annoying especially if i were in a hurry and wound up missing a train. Plus they are taking up room in an already crowded passageway.

peter February 6, 2013 - 8:03 pm

If you miss your train because people are clapping and cheering you’re probably too easily distracted to be riding the subway by yourself, anyway.

Brian February 6, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Its not that I would be distracted its that others around me would slowing down causing me to have to go slower as well and in a crowded passageway that could cause me to miss a train

Someone February 6, 2013 - 9:38 pm

There’s a such thing as “transferring at other stations so you could avoid the crowd here”.

Berk32 February 6, 2013 - 10:12 pm

so… you’re saying people should know ahead of time there’s a extra crowd of people in the subway station the normally use and should plan in advance to use another one – assuming they can in the first place…

makes sense…

Brian February 6, 2013 - 11:40 pm

^^That and also what if this is the only station where my transfer is possible. This is times square so if i had to transfer from an A to the 7 or the 2 to the 7 the E to the 1/2/3 the N/Q to the 1 etc.

Someone February 7, 2013 - 7:40 am

Oh, I thought this was PABT… Isn’t it?

Berk32 February 7, 2013 - 9:16 am

It’s the passageway connecting Times Square to the PABT/A/C/E

Someone February 7, 2013 - 10:35 am

Oh, OK… That makes sense. I thought it was the PABT mezz.

Jake S February 6, 2013 - 8:19 pm

Look at Mr. Grumpypants here.

Phantom February 6, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Oh kay.

I like the occasional subway pranks. Its the perfect stage. Cool.

D.R. Graham February 6, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Molly Mondays? Just wondering…

Someone February 6, 2013 - 8:10 pm

Why the heck are they applauding? It’s just a subway ride. Are they applauding the fact that you got off the train alive and in one piece?

Unless, of course, it was a Gangnam Style-esque type of ride…

SEAN February 6, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Your moment of zen? I think someone here likes The Daily Show, to that I say… good man!

nycpat February 6, 2013 - 10:50 pm

Nobody asked me but……I hate this kinda crap, and santacon and pantsless day. The dining car stunt was pretentious but the stunt with all the beggars one after another was cool.
So now you know.

petey February 7, 2013 - 5:02 pm

“santacon and pantsless day”

oh god, how i hate them.

John-2 February 7, 2013 - 8:55 am

This would have made more sense 30-35 years ago. Passengers using the subway in the late-70s/early 80s deserved to be applauded for their efforts.

Eric Brasure February 7, 2013 - 4:34 pm

I usually don’t have an opinion on this sort of thing, but this one pisses me off. Yes, let’s take up valuable room by standing groups of people on either side of a crowded and busy passageway for a stupid joke.

Phantom February 7, 2013 - 8:23 pm

They aren’t slowing anyone at all


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