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Entries in F train (23)

Monday
Sep302013

F***ed By the F Train on a Friday night

Image via Gothamist.comYou may have heard about the F train fiasco that occurred this past Friday night. Over 1,300 commuters were stuck underground for over an hour between the West 4th and Broadway/Lafayette stations. Friend of FIPS Michelle Paul gives us her first-hand experience of the shitstorm:

On Friday night I left work at 6:30 and got on the F train at 57th Street. I planned to exit at Bergen Street, go to Book Court, and then walk home enjoying the autumn evening. Instead I spent two hours underground enjoying the hospitality of the MTA.

A minute or two after the F left West 4th Street, we stopped. No one was particularly surprised. This was not out of the ordinary. I read my book. I eavesdropped on the conversations around me. I tried not to make eye contact with anyone creepy.

Eventually the voice of the conductor came on over the loudspeaker, with a surprisingly specific announcement: There was a broken rail on the track ahead of us, so we had to go back to West 4th. The train had not derailed, they were careful to say, but we couldn't continue on to Brooklyn this way. A ripple of exasperation spread through the car, coupled with preemptive exhaustion, as we all began to realize this would be a longer-than-usual commute.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Smith/9th F/G To reopen in April 

Photo via www.harukophoto.blogspot.com

Via Park Slope Patch comes the news that the Smith/9th Street station on the F/G line will reopen in April of this year. This will be great for the the people who live off of this stop, but greater for those of us who will get the xtra 45 seconds of above-ground cell phone usage! 

Monday
Feb202012

THINGS YOU GET ON THE F TRAIN: ANNOYED, SWINE FLU, BOOK DEAL

Photo via venusinfurs.net

I guess I shouldn't have spent the last five years of my life writing, revising, getting an agent and searching for a publisher for my novel, 'cause apparently what I should have been doing was just talking really loudly about my manuscript while riding the F train, and keeping my fingers crossed that someone important was eavesdropping.

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Wednesday
Jan112012

Cool Or Not Cool: Letting Your Kids Eat On The Subway? 

 

Obnoxious kids in bars & eateries are one thing. But how about those families who choose to have the kiddos eat their meals on public transportation? What could go wrong, you might ask? Just witness the unfurling disaster in the above photo. Last Sunday, this familial unit's Happy Meals and 2 dropped coffees explode all over a Brooklyn-bound F Train.

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Monday
Dec052011

Is this Dude on the F Train a Hopeless Romantic, or Total Creep?

[VIA GAWKER]

Meet Joe (I'm not actually sure this is his name, but for all intents and purposes, let's just call him that). On Friday morning, Joe was spotted by a Gawker tipster on the F train in Brooklyn. He was wearing a sandwich board with a giant print of him and his ex-girlfriend, and a message that read "I LOVE THIS GIRL! PLEASE HELP ME GET A SECOND CHANCE." Joe then asked F train passengers to sign the board, and to leave messages that would encourage the ex girlfriend to forgive and take him back.

As you can see from the picture, people were clearly doing it (though judging from what I've seen people write on the subway, I can only assume some of those notes just read "cock"). Whether or not this actually lead to Joe getting his ex-girlfriend back, we'll probably never know. But that shouldn't stop us from completely picking Joe apart for his choices, should it?

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