So, I did a whole post on the subway and that atmosphere. But here are some shots I took of what it is all like. It was pretty disgusting, but thankfully I didn’t see one rat the whole time in NYC!
At one point there was a man singing praise music in the subway. Yep, he got a dollar from me! That was music to my ears in the midst of all of those crazy people.
Although not the friendliest of places, the subway is definitely the way to go if you want to get around in the city quickly. For $29 I rode the subway 4 times a day for 5 days! Cheap and fast - can’t beat that. I only got really lost one time. I ended up somewhere with lots of homeless people and graffiti only to find out they were having signal issues and all of the subways were delayed or stopped. But, I made it out alive after a few prayers!
The first trick is to find a subway...you’ll have to scan your metro card to get in
Then take the escalator down to catch the subway....btw, NYers walk down or up escalators. So don’t think you’re gonna stand and ride, like we do in the South. Get a move on!
Now, amongst all the people figure out where in the world you’re headed...
Sometimes that means you go down another escalator
If you’re lucky, you’ll find a sign that tells you exactly where you’re going. Brooklyn...yay! I’m headed in the right direction :)
Contrary to what I was told, I never saw a rat in the subway - thank God for that! But it was pretty gross...
Now, wait for the train! Make sure you pay attention to the letter or number and you don’t get on the wrong one because it stops in front of you.
Hop on fast, because as with everything in NYC, this train doesn’t stop for long!
Then hold on fast because before you know it you’ll feel a jerk and you’ll be off. The time I thought I could balance myself without reaching over someone to hold on I nearly fell down - lol!
If you’re lucky, you get to sit. See? What is that movie about the mentally challenged man riding a train...ring a bell w/ this pic? Just sayin'
Oh the people you’ll meet on the subway. Some, you will NEVER forget!