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Old 11-23-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Seriously people. I am not from LI originally; I grew up on the NYC subway system. I moved out here thinking the railroad was a more "classy" way to commute. On any given day I see

-People slumped over sleeping like they are in their living room(and taking up two seats doing it); one well dressed woman was so out of it, she had her legs up on the seat in front of her and was exposing herself to the whole train...Very lady-like.

-You are apparently not allowed to talk on the train without some holier than thou immortal yelling SHHHH. Unless, of course, you are construction workers, then, it's all right to have 5 grunt sentence conversations about the intricacies of the union book and how you can't understand it.

-Bingeanna Jones and the Temple of Heroin. That's right, yesterday afternoon I saw a young white female so zoned out she was slumped over in a daze, spilling her coffee all over her leg. The hilarious part was watching the guy sitting next to her trying to hit on her before realizing she was wasted.

Sad to say, the NYC subway cars Mr. John Rocker so eloquently described, blow this system off the map in terms of class. I'd rather sit in traffic.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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The Long Island Railroad has a major flaw, it mostly transports people from Long Island.
That right there should be an inclination as to the level of class you should expect.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:14 AM
 
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Depends on your line and where it terminates. I notice any line from Suffolk County, except maybe the Pt Jefferson line, usually has more than it's fair share of trash, druggies and blue collar do-dos.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:22 AM
 
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what? Have you seen all the youtube videos of the NYC subways and its clientele?
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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what? Have you seen all the youtube videos of the NYC subways and its clientele?
Not judging by videos but personal experience.

I take the NYC Subways over this mess any day of the week.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:46 AM
 
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Solution: Drive.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Not judging by videos but personal experience.

I take the NYC Subways over this mess any day of the week.
2 things made me think of this thread again in the last hour...

- my wife comes home after her usual commute... kids are pushing her to go downstairs... she comments "what is this, the subway?" I kid you not.

- and this just in: NYC Subway Flasher Caught in the Act - ABC News


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the NYC subway cars blow this system off the map in terms of class.
Talk about living in a bubble. You are talking about NYC. The place is legendary, not the people... make no mistake.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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2 things made me think of this thread again in the last hour...

- my wife comes home after her usual commute... kids are pushing her to go downstairs... she comments "what is this, the subway?" I kid you not.

- and this just in: NYC Subway Flasher Caught in the Act - ABC News
On the subway, someone films it leading to an arrest and it goes viral.

On the LIRR, people watch and enjoy. If someone does film it, it's for personal enjoyment, and no one hears a peep about it.

I rest my case.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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^ sorry I missed where you presented an actual case. And how does that show who's classier as you put it?

<-- born in NYC and we got out for good reason. Know how many people have to ride with their head down or just stare blankly into space and try to mind their own business? You should. Don't you think there's a reason for that? I would post more vids of "classy" NYC subway people but it'd obviously be a waste of my time - anyway, you're entitled to your wrong opinion.

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Old 11-24-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I took the Huntington line for my daily commute for a while. Never had any issues, almost everyone was dressed "business-like" and were well mannered. Going to the city in the morning the train was dead silent. It was GREAT!! I got to read or listen to my ipod without being disturbed.
The crappy part of my trip was packing into the subway heading uptown.
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