One of the perks of being a celebrity is that no matter what you want to do and where you want to go, there is someone willing to drive you in the privacy of an air-conditioned car, without any pesky commoners invading your personal, famous bubble. That is why it is kind of awesome when a celebrity is spotted riding public transportation. How normal! For instance, Jay-Z hopped the R train from his digs in Manhattan’s posh Tribeca ‘hood to Brooklyn this weekend for his last concert at the new Barclays Center. (Certain beyotches named Amelia were in the audience. Madly jealous. Sore subject.) Of course Jay was accompanied by plainclothes cops and his own security team. It’s not like he rides the subway like us normal folks. [MissInfo.tv]
In addition to being better for the environment, public transportation is often more efficient and quicker than fighting traffic. Plus, it’s just kind cool to see celebs “out in the wild,” clutching filthy subway poles and giving the stink eye to rude multi-seat hoggers with the rest of us. Here are a bunch more celebs spotted on public transpo!
In my nightmares, the sleeping guy is me and the standing and reading celeb is Ryan Gosling. I wake up in a pool of sweat every single time. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
I had a particularly delightful experience this morning while bounding down the subway steps into the station. A young man, probably about 20, was sitting on the bottom steps next to the handrail in the middle. As I clip-clopped down the stairs past him, he purposefully tilted his head around, focusing on my bare legs, and peered up my short, summery dress. On the train platform, I turned around to glare at him and he stared vacantly back at me, as if to say “Yeah?”, which was super-creepy. I walked down the platform, where I saw a cop, and told him that a guy sitting on the steps had looked up my dress and perhaps the cop might want to keep an eye on him. When I tried to point out where this creeper had been sitting, I saw he’d left.
So, I read with interest this morning that Seoul, South Korea, is looking to reintroduce female-only subway cars in its transportation system in September to fight sexual harassment and sexual assault. Keep reading »
Welcome to “He Wants To Know”, a new regular advice column where YOU get to play Dear Abby. Each week we’ll feature a question from a guy and we, with your help, will do our best to answer it. And guys, if you have a question, send it to us at email@example.com.
Question: How should a guy ask a girl out who he sees on public transportation? It’s the dating equivalent of the elevator pitch: I’ve got a very limited amount of time and no prior connection to this person to make her agree with what I’m pitching. That being, a date with me. So, do I go short and straight to the point: “Hi, I’m Jake. I think you’re cute, and I’d like to take you out sometime”? — Jake, New York, NY Keep reading »
A bus driver had a crush on one of his passengers. They started dating, and two years later he proposed, asking her to be his “bus wife” (before he knew her name, his friends referred to her as “bus girl). Click here to watch to video. [CNN] Keep reading »
This probably has less to do with someone showing their affection to “J” and more to do with a graffiti artist tagging the Q train in NYC, but it still looks pretty cool.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
Female police officers working for the transit authority in Boston are going undercover to catch crooks red-handedâ€¦ while the perps are grabbing them. These brave ladies in blue are allowing themselves to get sexually harassed at work to help nab gropers and rapists on public transportation. Go get ‘em girls! Over the past two years, 87 incidents of indecent assault and battery were reported, but the MBTA feels that women are afraid to come forward and complain about these types of attacks. So, theyâ€™re going after the bastards! Plus, the MBTA police are also joining forces with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center to start an ad campaign to let victims know how, where, and what their options are for speaking up and taking a stand. While the subway â€œTâ€ is part of many Bostonianâ€™s daily grind, it shouldnâ€™t come with unwanted bumps. Thank you for protecting our assets, we will now happily pay the fare hike. [The Boston Channel] Keep reading »