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Old 04-06-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Pkwy (da Bronx)
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Thanks, y'all. This is great. Truthfully, though, having lived in many different cities and states, I can tell you that none of this is common sense, except maybe to other born-and-raised or long-term New Yorkers. What is common in one place or community may not be at all common in another. I'm glad I posted this question. I hope the rules and tips keep flowing.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Know your stops and from which train car to exit. Don't be the last person exiting the train.

Example:

You ride the subway late at night and you are sitting in the last car. Train stops and the subway station where you get out is not open at both ends, so you have to walk all the way down the platform to exit the station. Late at night you do NOT want to be the last person getting off the train. It's safter to be as close to the exit as possible when getting off the train.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Pkwy (da Bronx)
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Excellent. I tell you this thread is going to become my handbook when I return to NYC. I'm no newcomer mind you, but I sincerely want a very different experience than before.

How exactly do you find out which end of the platform your car will end up on? Trial and error, or ???
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Excellent. I tell you this thread is going to become my handbook when I return to NYC. I'm no newcomer mind you, but I sincerely want a very different experience than before.

How exactly do you find out which end of the platform your car will end up on? Trial and error, or ???
After taking the train so many times, you'll just know. There's no real way to tell beforehand that I know of.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I don't think there is any...........
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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How exactly do you find out which end of the platform your car will end up on? Trial and error, or ???
That's easy! You take the train to the particular station, and when you see exactly where it stops...you keep it in mind for next time. Same goes for which car you need to ride in so that you're as close to the stairway as possible when the train stops in the station.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Pkwy (da Bronx)
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Cool beans, Fred314X. Gracias.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Pkwy (da Bronx)
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Here's another question: What do you do if someone is actually staring at you on a train? I mean like staring a hole through you. In most cases ignoring the person usually resolves the problem, but there are times... I've been told that when confronted with people who seem unstable or hostile you should get off on the next stop or change cars. I have done that on rare occasions. Are there any other things a person could do? Nonviolent strategies please. lol.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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Here's another question: What do you do if someone is actually staring at you on a train? I mean like staring a hole through you. In most cases ignoring the person usually resolves the problem, but there are times... I've been told that when confronted with people who seem unstable or hostile you should get off on the next stop or change cars. I have done that on rare occasions. Are there any other things a person could do? Nonviolent strategies please. lol.
I think you are thinking WAY too much about this! I have been stared at on the train and I just looked away. Or stare back. That usually makes them uncomfortable. The train isnt some big scary place of trying to stare at you and get you.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Whenever I've ridden the subway (which is never), I would wear sunglasses much to the chagrin of fellow passengers.

I've been told that some hate sunglasses wearers on the subway.

But I hate riding the subhuman subway anyway so we can just all hate each other while riding the smelly train.

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