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Old 12-02-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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I looooove Paris's subway system. It is clean, efficient, and has those "how many minutes to the station" signs (the L Train stole this concept!). However, as much as I love Paris, it doesn't stop everywhere like New York, closes after midnight and there's no express! New York, with all its imperfections, is the most unique system in the world, and for that I take New York!
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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Even in the worst part of a third world city like San Paula Brazil this type of service and facility will not be acceptable. Walking inside a New York Subway station is similar to walking to a tunnel into a prison. Dilapidated walls, black gum on the ground, unhearable voices in the speakers, water dripping. When I walk the stairs to take the uptown 6 train, it smells like human feces have spoiled over one century. The trains pass like there's an earthquake, standing inside the subway station for too long will reduce your lifespan for sure. Every weekend, every train is re-route, ridiculous.

This is a environmental hazard place, should be shutdown by in inspectors.

Why does New York City have such disrepaired subway system? Don't tell me it is because it is old. London and Tokyo's system are only slighly younger, but in much much better and modern condition. Where did the money for the subway being used on? To put more smell into the platforms?

Do not understand, totally do not understand. Please give me an explanation.

I have an explanation, but I am afraid I am not allowed to say it here.
After living in Los Angeles for five years and taking THEIR "newer" subway system, I can honestly say that I would rather ride NYC's old, dirty, gum-encrusted subways ANY DAY!!

NYC has 24 hour service and the trains go ALL OVER THE CITY. You can walk within a few blocks and find a train station that will be able to connect you to another train that you need without hesitation. Yes, it's way more crowded and you probably won't get a seat, but you know what??? YOU'LL GET TO YOUR DESTINATION.

LA only has four lines and they only go but so many places. You need to catch buses that may or may not come on time to bring you places. This is UNACCEPTABLE for a city that calls itself a metropolis.

I will NEVER AGAIN complain about NYC subways EVER again.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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By the way, here's an absolutely frightening statistic: do you realize that 90% of all the bookstores in the entire United States are within 150 miles of New York City? And of the remaining 10%, the majority are clustered near Boston and San Francisco. That doesn't say much for the rest of the country...which may help to explain why they seem to hate New York City so much.
Wouldn't doubt it. I think they're mainly jealous of our international superiority complex and attention.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Wouldn't doubt it. I think they're mainly jealous of our international superiority complex and attention.
At the very least!
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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I still want to know why the OP thinks the subway system is in "horrible" shape. What is this reason that he/she is afraid they are not allowed to say?
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Is it dirty? Yes
Does it smell? Yes
is it ugly? Yes
But above all,
does it work? Yes,
Is it cheap? yes,
Does it take you almost everywhere(I am sad that SI doesnt have it) in the City? YES....
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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Why does New York City have such disrepaired subway system? Don't tell me it is because it is old. London and Tokyo's system are only slighly younger, but in much much better and modern condition. Where did the money for the subway being used on? To put more smell into the platforms?

Do not understand, totally do not understand. Please give me an explanation.
Because it's the best place in the world to shoot horror movies scenes: It's filthy, smelly, horrendous beyond belief! In other words, the perfect place to film the most terrible creatures of the underworld: Vampires, orcs, mutants, zombies, werewolves...you name it. As I said: The perfect place! Yes, it moves New Yorkers around 24/7. This seems to be the most important factor for NYC subways' defenders. Still, it is the most horribly looking and disgustingly dirty subway system I've ever seen in my life.

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Is it dirty? Yes
Does it smell? Yes
is it ugly? Yes
But above all,
does it work? Yes,
Is it cheap? yes,
Does it take you almost everywhere(I am sad that SI doesnt have it) in the City? YES....
Staten Island does have a train.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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Staten Island does have a train.
It does, not a subway, and is not connected to the main system.

also it only has one train, and 90% of the people have to use the bus.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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here you have a map,
this map is taken from NYC subway webpage
Copyright (C) New York Transit Authority
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