Monday, January 24, 2011

Burrrrning Rubber

Obviously, there are a lot of things wrong with the subway. tons. we have more stuff on file to bitch about than we have time to actually get up on this blog. However, as much as we complain about the subway, having a car in the city just ain't worth it, as evidenced by this picture we found today on Gothamist:

It's called Zip Car; get with the program people.

(Thanks to Jess for sending this one in.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rise and Grime!

Having lived in New York for over a decade now, we here at I Hate the Subway have had our fair share of runs in with rats over the years (most notably as evidenced by this 2005 NY Times article).

Look, we realize the subway tracks, and even the platform, are fair game for rats...but the train itself??  No one expects to find one there, sitting next to you, or under your feet, just hanging out...until, today when gothamist posted this video:


If that's not a reason to never fall asleep on the subway, i don't know what is. What surprises me most is how no one on the train seems to be  upset or even all that concerned (aside from the guy who was smart enough to capture this on video). The sight of just a wee little mouse is enough to make most people (ok, women) jump up and down screaming, and yet no one in this train car seems all that freaked out. All I have to say is, if this ever happens in my train car, I highly suggest you hide your eardrums.

(Thanks to Natila and Ian for sending this in!)

Monday, January 10, 2011

No pants subway ride: making the subway grosser than it already is

3500 people this weekend participated in Improv Everywhere's annual No Pants Subway Ride. While many performance-art inclined people relished the opportunity to take part in a modesty-free flash mob, we here at I Hate the Subway see little difference between a No Pants Subway Ride and this guy:

Keep your junk off my seat, please.

Thanks to Subway Douchery for the photo.

Rude Awakening

Thanks to Gawker for this video

Friday, January 7, 2011

Using your legs is so 2010

Regarding the last post about the increase in Metrocard price, has everyone else noticed these crazy NYPD segway type thingies in the Union Square subway station?

Still in the Shrink-wrap 12/15/10

As far as I can tell, the main purpose of these is to go bowling for people. Oh and maybe so tourists can take photos and post them to their facebook page.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I mean seriously MTA? $104 for a monthly metrocard? What are you going to put down there, solid gold rails? Luxury sleeper cars so I can take a nap? Complimentary Starbucks Grande Lattes with every ride? The MOMA permanent collection? Unicorns?!?!?

Fuck you MTA. How about maybe doing something about the G train before you wallet-rape me.


I Hate the Subway blog