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‘Queensway’ – So much for democracy?

December 26th, 2012

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Rockaway Beach Branch - the orange lined section is where they want the park to go.

Rockaway Beach Branch – the orange lined section is where they want the park to go.

Here is a story that will frustrate anyone who has ever been tasked with trying to get to JFK airport from anywhere in NYC. Instead of reusing a branch of the LIRR which was shut down back in the 1962 (when LIRR was the red-headed stepchild of the Pennsylvania railroad – which looted its cash), the current governor of New York is backing a plan to convert the tracks into a park.
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Art Basel 2012 & why u should be ashamed of urself …

December 11th, 2012

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Control and I were sitting down with a very talented aerosol artistĀ  a few months backĀ  who will rename nameless.

The nameless states ” I hate vandalism, why does it always have to be in the Ghetto, think about it… ”
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P&W Northbound

December 10th, 2012

Photos from Sept, 2012. This is one of P&W’s three times per week rock train that runs from CT to NYC over Hell Gate Bridge.

How to signal to an NYC subway to stop (in case of emergency)

December 4th, 2012

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As part of our evolving nerd ‘how to’ series, we felt it highly relevant to post this handy insiders guide on how to signal to a subway driver to stop an oncoming, moving the train from the platform.

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