Category Archives: Underground

Subway Station Tunnel – Times Square Area, NYC

There’s a whole other city beneath the city, and you either walk through it or you’re part of it. I have never gotten my hair cut below ground, nor gotten a shoe shine, but I have eaten plenty, read a lot and bought a few knick-knacks here and there. Newsstands are newsstands wherever you go,…

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The “C” Train – West 4th Street – NYC

I am not certain, but I’m pretty sure that these ridgie, corrugated stainless steel cars are from the 60’s. I recall them from when I was quite young. Then again, I also have memories of cars in the 70’s that seemed to have been relics of the 30’s and 40’s – white enamel hand loops,…

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West Fourth Street Station, NYC – Old Chewing Gum and Conduits

It’s a big station, and this is not too far from the surface, but it is still deeper underground than most graves are. It’s not far from where a token booth – as they used to be called – used to be. I hate how they are replacing manned token booths with machines. I am…

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Grand Central Station – NYC – 2013

I could tell a thousand stories about Grand Central Station. If it was not the literal crossroads of my youth, it was certainly one of the major intersections fir at least half of my adult life and many of the more charged events in it. My father went through it every day for decades, as…

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