Urban Wormholes

Loved this post, featured on Freshly Press. It echoes some of my thoughts from my life-long experience with the NYC subway.

Megapixel City

Everything is a mystery on the subway. People are different yet everyone is the same. Riding through the tunnels is a shared experience. We’re all stuck in this wormhole, what’s going on above ground is a mystery, but whatever happens underground will be everyone’s experience.

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Photos & Books: Two of My Favorite Things

This post is about a website with pictures of commuters reading on the NYC subway. I love to read, and do it every now and then during my own commute. Whether it’s a physical book, on my iPhone, or on my iPad, it’s an enjoyable way to pass the time until you reach your destination. I just hate when people read over my shoulder…

Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.


Librarian in the Making.

I adore this website. I love books and I love photography.

It’s called “Underground New York Public Library”.  From the About page:

“The Underground New York Public Library is a photo series featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. The photos come together as a visual library. This library freely lends out a reminder that we’re capable of traveling to great depths within ourselves and as a whole.  I’m Ourit Ben-Haim. I make the pictures and the posts. I’m fascinated by how we apply ourselves to stories and discourse. In so doing, we shape who we understand ourselves to be.”


Do check it out.  I hope you will find it as intersting as I do. 🙂

subway riders

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A good start to Friday

I decided to reblog this post, since it pertains to mine. Look forward to other relevant “reblogs”.
Feel free to post comments or share similar experiences, whether in NYC or elsewhere.



Commuting on the NYC subway usually produces a scowl from the passengers – delayed trains, crowded conditions, loud tourists. But this morning I had a smile on my face. Why? The woman next to me sat down and pulled her knitting out. Grey wool yarn, green locking stitch marker, Addi needles and a black KnowKnits project bag. And she could knit without looking at her work.

Don’t worry I wasn’t stalking her – since I work in a yarn store I can identify her knitting stuff fairly quickly. And she helped her concentration by listening to her music. I loved it, loved it enough to write about it and not take out my own knitting 🙂

Happy Friday!!


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