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Subway Video Critique

August 3rd, 2011

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Note – this video was removed from youtube, ah well

Check this one out…

A few critiques.

0:13. he refers to the Bowery station on the J line as ‘the bowery street station’. It’s just Bowery. And yes, a lot of people are just that anal about getting station names right. Must be a real native NYer thing? (or gasp, a real foamer thing?!)

We know a bit about this station since we were the first ones to go to the half that was ‘abandoned’ immediately after it was shut down (and yes, it’s only half the station). Since the video doesn’t contain actual footage of the station, you can always check out our photos from 2004.

That’s right 2004. People have been exploring NYC subway tunnels for decades now. We’ve got a boatload of photos from the last 15 years of doing so right here. (just hit ‘subways’ on the drop down on the top left). I know a guy that was doing it in 1954… Just because you don’t see it on the internet doesn’t mean it’s some bold new thing. (It probably just means you’re not looking hard enough).

0:53. yes, you can look at the tracks (to see if it’s rusty), but no, just because they’re not in revenue service doesn’t mean they’re abandoned. These tracks were used primarily by work trains and are back in revenue service for the M line, which was rerouted during the MTA’s last round of cutbacks (as part of the elimination of the V line). One can only guess this footage is from before the M line reroute, which makes sense since Steve doesn’t live in NYC anymore.

1:22. Probably a bad idea to stand around waiting for the train when there are cameras all over, and someone might have just spotted you coming out of the tunnel.

I’m quite sure a lot of armchair civilians will view this sort of video with awe, while anyone who’s actually ran the tunnels of the NYC subway system will immediately realize that this segment of tunnel is easiest one in the entire system to visit.

Beyond these usual pointers, I have to say there’s some irresponsibility about not pointing out the dangers of going into the tunnels. It’s really not hard to get killed down there. Know the risks, and be ready to pay the ultimate price.

For a real look at just about every hidden corner of the NYC subway system, keep your nose glued to this blog and keep hitting ‘refresh’. I’m pretty sure by the end of the month you’ll see something that will blow your mind.

22 Cans in one graffiti cum shot.

July 15th, 2011

Hope he’s got a sponsorship with a paint co. That’s a lotta spray to be messing away.

Well that was stupid.

July 14th, 2011

NUG – the concept is fuck you, yes you from fame festival on Vimeo.

Well I’m glad they got their concept down because, yes, fuck you too.

I could care less about the defacement of the location, what’s sad is the absolute waste of paint.

Video of Bridge Climber Arrest

July 14th, 2011

Interesting bit of video concerning the recent arrest of two out of towner ‘urban explorers’.

This is not to be confused with the arrest last week of an acrobat and her pal for putting on a show high above the bridge roadways. I agree with this chick, you can do whatever you want in life – though you may have to pay for it. Is it worth the price? Only you can decide that…

Just wow.

July 9th, 2011

This hobby is so over.

Murray Richman, must watch video.

June 30th, 2011

I feel like I’ve posted this video before, but just in case I haven’t – and you’re hobbies include some many not so legal activity, here is some must watch video – an interview with a notorious ex mob lawyer.

Did he stab him, or did the other guy merely back into the knife seven times? Paint a picture of reasonable doubt in the jury’s mind, and it’s over. If the victim died, even better: one less witness.

The Salton Sea

June 23rd, 2011


June 10th, 2011

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Ah, Brooklyn Queens Day. The awesome first thursday of June holiday from school that has become a yearly beach fiasco. This holiday is one of those awesomely NY experiences – a school holiday created decades ago by religious nuts that has since become a day for unsupervised youth to wild out.

Late yesterday, there were two BQD shootings – one at Brighton Beach, and one at Howard Beach on the A train – involving a crowd of wilding youth coming home from the Rockaways.

Here’s some Brighton Beach video:

One person was killed at Brighton, while the outcome of the events at Howard Beach are completely unknown (with the exception that apparently a single port authority cop with a shotgun showed up on AirTrain).

I recommend listening to Skarhead’s BQ Experience right about now. Pretty much says it all about this part of town… NYHC!

Driving around with Vandal Squad

May 19th, 2011

Pure Comedy. Shout out to ma nigga HERT. LOL!


May 18th, 2011

Toy Kit from Zonk Vision on Vimeo.

Lush is fucking ridiculous. Epic win.

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