what’s in a subway transfer?

This is for all the times I feel like the MTA is out to get me,  yes sometimes it feels personal.  I mean how can they always know when I am in a hurry and running behind because it never fails that is when the dreaded “we are being held by the train’s dispatcher” and “we are being held due to train traffic ahead” announcements come crackling through.   And while we are on this subject,  why is it that you can never hear the important messages but when they want you wait,  that message comes through loud and clear? 

So what is my revenge you say?  It is the 59th St. N/Q/R/4/5/6 transfer to the 63rd St. F.  Four blocks to walk but two hours to make it from point A to point B.  A lot can be done in two hours and it has become my mission to try to make the most of it each and every time.  Today was no exception,  Lexington Avenue was buzzing.  

First up,  NYC’s first cupcake ATM.   Not sure where I fall on this one,  but it will keep the tourists busy and lined up for hours away from other maybe more interesting things,  so it is all good.

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No cupcakes for this poor lad…

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Just down the street from the Cupcake ATM the scene was much different.  

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Time for the annual Greek Day Parade on 5th Avenue.  Floats and their riders were mustering on the side streets ready for the call to enter.

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Four blocks later and at the entrance to the subway, one last chance to capture the local wildlife.

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So remember,  the next time you want to get one over on the MTA consider the 59th to 63rd transfer and see what is up on Lexington Avenue.

 

 

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