Sunday, April 19, 2009

Telling it like it is in the subway!

From Gothamist:

This fake advisory was spotted at the Metropolitan G stop recently, and even though it's not real... it's all too realistic.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was great!!!!! I would love to meet the man or woman who was behind that..........

Anonymous said...

I think it is more professionally done and informative than the real thing. Perhaps we can do some much DOB advisories to tell people what they should really know about deathtraps in progress.

Anonymous said...

Watch it, the MTA will sue for trademark logo infringement, just like the "F Train Bagels" in Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

Our very own Turk 182. I feel like there is a secret superhero out there looking out for us!

linda said...

mta is cutting big time in queens and how are all the children getting to school? dumb asses all of them that works in nyc. we need to get someone new as mayor and start firing away some of the dead wood.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this is brilliant social commentary. Almost on par with tagging a wall with wellwishing for a fellow artist or placing chairs on platforms.
The line is blurring...

Anonymous said...

These are 3 very different situations.

Placing a chair on a platform could cause injury by obstructing traffic.

Tagging a building with the building owner's permission is a matter of taste and is not illegal.

These printed satire notices are harmless as long as they do not replace legitimate notices or contain harmful instructions. No one could possibly mistake this for anything except a scorching political commentary, and the people reading it are all pedestrians, not motorists whose attention could slip and cause an accident.

Should the satire take the form of interfering with safety-related messages or intercoms, the culprits should be immediately arrested because safety issues arise.

Trilby said...

MTA stinks! My ride home on the F is always an hour now, when it should be half an hour. But for a very good reason! Here's what they told me:

"Our records confirm that track rehabilitation work is currently in effect on the E and F lines near the Grand Avenue station from March 3, 2009. Due to the resultant track conditions, service on the E and F lines is operating with slow speed orders, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, until December 31, 2009. However, please be aware that all track work rehabilitation projects are subject to change.
Although the actual work on the track is performed during the overnight period and weekends so that it will not pose a problem for the majority of our customers, the track is left in a "skeletonized" condition at all other times that restricts the operation of trains to 10 m.p.h. We expect an eight to ten minute delay while traveling through the area during the morning rush hour. Customers are advised to allow additional travel time. We have referred your e-mail to supervision in our Department of Subways for review."

Isn't that wonderful?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that is bad, but I remember the 70's when no maintenance was done at all. Unfortunately our system is 100 years old, so we have to cut them a break sometimes.

On the other hand, communications are as clear as mud. Perhaps they could tell you exactly what is going on.

Anonymous said...

"Placing a chair on a platform could cause injury by obstructing traffic."

Oh, yeah. I trip over garbage cans and park benches all the time. Brilliant argument.

Anonymous said...

Try sitting on the stairs. It's a $100.00 dollar fine. Regardless of what you consider an obstruction, the MTA has its own rules and they are designed to work under the unique confines of very narrow platforms loaded with people and sight lines obstructed by crowds.

Furthermore, what you can see is neither here nor there because you are not representative of the riding public as a whole which contains the blind, nearsighted, children and the elderly.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up "anonymous #6".

That was superb...
the work of a true NYC patriot.

Nice to know there are still those out there who aren't afraid of being fined for a little act of civil disobedience!