Wednesday, July 13, 2011

11:49 at night 14th and 7th on a 95 degree day

I saw this guy come down into the station carrying a small coffee table.
He plops right down and uses it as a footstool.

It was probably the hottest day of the year so far, it was almost midnight, a empty 3 train pulls into the station and sits there, with closed doors, for a good 7 minutes, while the sign said the next train was 14 minutes away.

This guy had the right idea.

I caught up with him on the train, when it finally came. We were all glad to be in air conditioning and the car was friendly.

The guy's name is Gaspar, he was cool about me taking pictures. And he genuinely seemed to enjoy the attention he was getting by his neighbors. The table as stool was such a good idea we all wanted to put our feet up on it.

Gaspar is an awesome photographer, here's his website

Check him out in this photo below, and check out his site.


  1. (1) I think you're brave for taking his picture (or even asking!) I'll work up to this level one day.

    (2) Love this blog. I get to feel like I'm at home even though I'm currently on the other side of the world!

  2. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog and see that you frequently write about transit-related issues in New York. My organization, NYSTEA (New York State Transportation Equity Alliance) is currently running a photo advocacy campaign as a part of our goals to promote transit reform work in New York.

    It's pretty simple, you just have to write your reasons why you think transit cuts need to be cut in NY today on an 8x11 piece of paper, take a picture of yourself with it, and then upload it to our facebook page (or tweet it to us, whatever you prefer). Here are some examples of what others have done:​set/?set=a.207693285943662.522​72.139045136141811

    It would be awesome if you join NYSTEA in this campaign. At the end of the summer, we will send the completed album to NY Senators as a way to show them what their constituents are thinking! Since you already blog about transportation-related issues, I'm sure that you have a lot of interesting and meaningful things to say about the issue we are trying to promote. It is urgent that we as the public come together to speak out for transit issues because it is an integral and essential part of life. I hope that you will participate in our campaign and add your voice to the many others!

    Thank you,

    Symphony Chau

    NYSTEA Social Media Intern
    (sorry that this has to be posted on the blog, your email address does not work!)