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New York Minute


The local was running behind schedule this morning so the conductor announced that after 72nd Street the 1 train was going express to Times Square, bypassing my stop in the process. I got off at 72nd and took one step to the side of the door onto the platform. My left foot was maybe six inches away from the ledge and I had to look away as the train pulled out of the station so I wouldn’t get dizzy. Then, as we waited for the next train to approach, I looked back at the faces huddled behind me and then shifted my weight on my back leg, away from the tracks. I was less than a foot away from disaster but not sensible enough to lose my spot.

[Photo Credit: Rob Brulinski]


1 Jon DeRosa   ~  Nov 17, 2011 3:19 pm

and more craziness for us tonight, OWS is coming underground. they're at 125th st on the ABCD. i bet the 123 is super-extra crowded.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 17, 2011 4:21 pm

Oh, man. This could be an adventure.

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