Posts tagged "subway"

This Dildo-Wielding Lunatic Rides My Train, Has My Heart

Of all the horrifying things I have seen take place on the New York City subway system (including but not limited to: a busker licking my neck after I gave him five dollars, a woman openly weeping the entirety of her commute, a woman slapping someone else's child a year before NBC developed "The Slap,"…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 8, 2015

Helen Mirren Rides The NYC Subway Like A Dame

You never know what or who you might see when riding the subway in New York City, but a recent episode of "Broad City" did a good job depicting just some of the bizarre and smelly possibilities. However, not every outing on public transpo has to be so bleak -- in addition to a steaming…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 2, 2015

It’s A Gross Christmas Miracle: 2 Cops Deliver Baby On Philly Subway Train

I'm grossed out by the thought of someone eating on a subway train, which makes this birth story particularly nasty to me. Two Philadelphia transit officers made a very special delivery Christmas Day, helping a women birth her baby on a SEPTA train. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Dorrell Jame…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 26, 2014

TGIF! This Used, Jizz-Filled Condom Has Been Tied To A Subway Pole Since At Least Tuesday!

In case you needed further proof that people behave like savage, filthy animals on public transportation, I bring you this photo of a used condom tied to an F train subway pole, spotted by a commuter and posted by Gothamist. A flurry of responses and tips later, the blog reports that the condom has bee…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2014

Brit’s Brain Goes Haywire Over New York Subway System

British journalist Bim Adewunmi has been in New York for the last few weeks and apparently taking the subway has driven her insane. Writing in The Guardian, she expresses the feeling in the most colorful way possible: “Think of a book with an opening scene set in a village in rural England. There’s a winding…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 24, 2014

I Don’t Blame Guys For Taking Up Too Much Space On Public Transit — It’s Awesome!

I’m sure by now that everyone has seen Men Taking Up Too Much Space On the Train, a genius Tumblr that more than adequately demonstrates the fact that we teach women to take up as little space as possible and teach the opposite to men. The blog draws regular ire from dudes, and the perso…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 24, 2014

Twerking On The Subway Tracks Is So Hot Right Now

Eat your heart out, Miley Cyrus. Anyone can hump Robin Thicke's Beetlejuice costume on a stage full of people. But it takes real cojones — and, um, possibly a death wish — to jump down on the tracks of the New York City subway system and twerk on the rails. DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Cosmopolitan Blogger Anna Breslaw Masturbated On The Subway

All the jokes about going downtown just write themselves, don't they? When a man masturbates in public, it's creepy and it's criminal and women feel at best grossed out and at worst violated. When  a woman masturbates in public, it's .... a really funny article for Cosmoplitan?

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2013

“Game Of Thrones”‘ King In The North Is Just One Man Who Takes Up Too Much Space On The Train

Ask the average subway-riding woman what her number one public transportation pet peeve is and chances are good she'll say, "Men taking up too much room because they seem to think they've got watermelons for testicles" or something to that effect. Yes, men who sit with their legs spread wide like they're holding a yoga…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 13, 2013

A Fake Subway Sign That (Sadly) Should Be Real

You'd think that it'd be pretty obvious: clipping your nails in a public place, especially a crowded subway car, is a bad idea. Not just a bad idea, but also a very unhygienic one. And yet! People still feel totally comfortable doing things they should probably only ever do in the privacy of their ow…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 27, 2013

We’re Breaking Up: Subway Sandwich Artist Who Put His Penis On Bread & Snapped A Picture

Dear Ian Jett, Subway sandwich artist in Columbus, Ohio, Look, I get it. You don't like your job. Sometimes when we're bored at work, we have this overpowering desire to whip out our genitals and rub it all over things. It's totally understandable. But why did you have to be so dumb to let someone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2013

An Open Letter To The Couple Conspiculously Making Out On The Subway All The Time

Dear Couple Sucking Face, The first time I saw you, in Manhattan's Union Square station, I thought maybe you were saying goodbye, for like, a long time. How else to explain the five minutes of intense, face-sucking, ass-grabbing making out you two were getting into? As you stood there, right where the station splits off…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 23, 2013

Dude Freaks Out Creepy Guy On Public Transit By Getting Creepy On Him

How do you out-creep a total creepster? It's a question for the ages, and one that writer Chris Brecheen had often pondered. For years, Brecheen listened to his female friends complain about getting unwanted attention by men on public transportation. No matter what they did -- wear headphones, keep their heads down, ignore them ––…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 16, 2013

Two Men Filmed Getting Blowjobs On NYC Subway

Can we all just agree, as a society, no oral sex on public transportation? Kthx. Two couples were filmed on a New York City subway giving/receiving blowjobs in a very NSFW video posted on World Star Uncut. It's way too overacted to be real, in my opinion — or maybe I'm just not giving my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2012

Subway “Love Conductor” Plays Underground Matchmaker With Strangers

Public transportation is good for many things, like watching the breeding habits of rodents and sharing the flu virus. But what about finding love?

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2012

This Is Why Everyone Is Working From Home In NYC Today

This is an image taken directly from the New York City MTA of what one of the downtown subway stations looks like post-Hurricane Sandy. That's an entire subway tunnel full of water -- and salt water at that -- which rusts out subway trains and tracks, leaving them non-functioning. Whoa boy.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 31, 2012

20 Celebs Who Aren’t Too Good For Public Transportation

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 whe…

By: The Frisky / October 8, 2012

Hero Of The Day: The Train Conductor Who Stopped To Help A Kitten On The Tracks

So often we hear about public transit disasters, so it's nice to actually hear a positive story about the New York subway system. Conductor John Ross was pulling the Franklin Shuttle train out of the Brooklyn Botanical station when he spotted a small, helpless kitten on the tracks. The cat was apparently imitating Drunk Me…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2012

Woman Gives Birth Alone On The Subway At 1:30 A.M.

I am proud of myself when I kill a spider without bursting into tears and shrieking. So I can't imagine what it must be like to give birth on a subway car. Alone. In the middle of the night. But that's exactly what Wanda Dueno, 24, of Philadelphia did two nights ago. While visiting family…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

The No-Pants Dance: The 2012 No Pants Subway Ride

Last month, New York group Improv Everywhere held the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, a day to ride around mass transportation with your undies waving in the wind. This year, thousands of people in 59 cities across 27 countries participated in the NPSR, sharing their Hello Kitty thongs with the world. Here's a glimpse…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012
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