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Tuesday, April 15, 2021

So you’ve experienced love at first sight on a subway car, but reached your stop before you could muster up the courage to actually talk to your object of affection? Then you’ll be checking Subway Crush on a regular basis, in the hopes of finding that fellow traveler (who, of course, is never again seen on that line).

The unique thing about this longshot love connection is the ability to sort via specific subway line — for example, the chance encounters on the 6 train. So you can easily check on your usual ride. (This is obviously NYC only; those seeking love on other metro tubes are on their own.)

This forlorn posting board is right up my alley. I can’t count the number of times I’ve wound up face-to-face with some ravishing woman, only a few feet apart, and coming up silent. Then my stop comes up, or hers does, and that’s the end of that. The code of silence that pervades most cars is more intimidating to me than anything else.

Right up my alley, as I said. Unfortunately, my cynicism precludes me from actually posting anything. Although if the contributions remain as scarce as they are in this early going, I might have to pitch in, just to provide content.

If the site does catch fire, let’s hope it partners with the City and promotes New York’s custom-wrapped condoms, often distributed at subway stations. Might as well combine the underground-linked concepts.

UPDATE: It’s on the InterWeb, so I guess I believe it: Apparently Pope Benedict XVI’s current papal visit to the U.S. included a journey leg on the L train:

You were wearing a mitred hat and a large cross. That cross looked heavy. You had dark circles under your eyes, like you had just taken a long flight and were really tired. Maybe you had the weight of the world, or an organized religion, on your shoulders. I’m an atheist, but let me help you shoulder your burden. Beers at Larry Lawrence?

I’m liking this site more and more.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 04/15/2008 11:36:29 PM
Category: Internet, New Yorkin'
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