Urban Wormholes

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

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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.

~Izzy

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.”

http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com

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

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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.

~Izzy

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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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