I am back in my beloved city. I couldn’t be happier. As a matter of fact, I am quite thrilled. I love walking down active, full of life streets. I love seeing the city at night. I have often said that New York is best experienced at night. For it is unbelievable. The lights. The bustle. The sounds. The food. The beats.
When I lived in Los Angeles, I didn’t hate it. However, I missed my beloved New York. I especially missed riding the subway. For $2.50 you could ride for hundreds of miles. Overall, the New York city subway system contains 245 miles (394 km) of route. That is an unbelievable amount of distance one can ride the subway for. And, often you get a show. Just last week Alanis Morissette gave an impromptu subway “concert”. And, it is not just celebrities. All sorts of musicians perform in the subway.
It’s not all roses, however. My first subway ride back there was an attempted robbery on the platform. Interestingly, cops were there within seconds. And, of course, there are the entrepreneur kids selling candy. I’m always amazed when I see people buying a snickers on the train.
Just last week, there was a group of five people who were conducting a scavenger hunt. They started off by asking the whole car whether it was someone’s 50th birthday year. No one raised their hand, surprisingly. They then looked around to see if any kids were wearing a superhero shirt. I covered my son’s jacket up.
It was a random, yet not random subway event. You truly never know what will happen or appear in the New York City subway. Makes for far more interesting commutes than being stuck in traffic forever in Los Angeles.