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May 27, 2014 6:19 AM   Subscribe

Designer Adam Chang rode New York's trains for 20 hours, using 9 swipes to visit 118 stations, to bring you the NY Train Project.
posted by Joe in Australia (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cathedral Parkway? Yea, I know, but does everyone? Who doesn't just say "a-hunerd-n-tenth"? It's my old home stop. He notes stations without crossovers, then says nothing at 72nd street (IRT 1) where the express trains also stop. So, what's the point?
posted by Goofyy at 6:33 AM on May 27, 2014


No G train? No love for this project.
posted by grumpybear69 at 6:49 AM on May 27, 2014 [4 favorites]


"Travel one of New York's often overlooked treasures, the New York City subway"

Yes the 80 billion people that ride the train every week often overlook this barf-soaked treasure.

I guess it's my outer-borough prejudice showing but--calling something that is just Manhattan "New York" anything makes me baseball batty.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:59 AM on May 27, 2014 [6 favorites]


In my part of the world, filmmakers investigate whether or not remote, little-used stations even exist (previously).
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:14 AM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


This seems like a good place to mention my recent obsession, #killtheunderground
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 7:54 AM on May 27, 2014


Potomac Avenue: "I guess it's my outer-borough prejudice showing but--calling something that is just Manhattan "New York" anything makes me baseball batty."

...says the guy whose username is a DC Metro station.
posted by Chrysostom at 8:10 AM on May 27, 2014


No G train? No love for this project.

As Potomac points out, the G train doesn't enter Manhattan therefore for the purposes of this project, it doesn't exist. To me the most interesting fact was that Grand Central Station had the working name of "Diagonal Station" during construction. Although this article seems to indicate that the station was described as a diagonal station, more than actually being called Diagonal Station. At any rate, as a child who sometimes had to navigate the subways solo, it took me forever to figure out which end of the station was which because it violated the north-south aesthetic of the other Lexington Avenue stops.
posted by xigxag at 8:42 AM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


A project like this would really benefit from being able to navigate with the arrow keys.
posted by monospace at 9:23 AM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


The fact that it is Manhattan-only wasn't evident until I went to the About page and scrolled down, past the "Beware of the Leopard" sign.
posted by grumpybear69 at 9:31 AM on May 27, 2014


Rector? Hardly knew 'her!


Yes, I said that every time...
posted by wcfields at 12:46 PM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]


National Register of Historic Places. Not "Registry". How can you research this and get this wrong? Ah, he actually uses both spellings. *sigh*

As someone who tried something similar on a smaller scale I'm sort of confused about the point, though.
posted by dhartung at 3:36 PM on May 27, 2014


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