Tag Archives: Grand Central

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its eleventh annual appearance on JMG…. Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to ...

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Olympic Wrestling At Grand Central

The New York Times reports: Cheered on by a raucous crowd waving flags and chanting, a team of Iranian wrestlers defeated the United States, 6-1, in an exhibition match staged in New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday. The match was part of a unified effort by sporting officials from the three nations to save wrestling as an Olympic sport. ...

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its ninth annual appearance on JMG…. Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to ...

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Something Cool That Will Never Happen

How about this: A giant donut walkway could soon hover above New York’s Grand Central Station in plans to restore the transport hub to its former glory as the glittering gateway into America’s commercial heartland. The circular gallery would be suspended hundreds of feet in the air between two skyscrapers and will move up and down to give visitors views ...

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Gotham’s OTHER Huge Public Works Dig

While I’ve blabbed on and on about the Second Avenue subway, I’ve made scant mention of the nation’s other massive public works project, the extension of the Long Island Rail Road to a huge new station buried 15 stories under Grand Central. That project’s biggest challenge is constructing a system of escalators that can rapidly move tens of thousands of ...

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Morning View – S Train Platform

I believe that cloaked sign is the long-overdue arrivals clock. Of course, it won’t be all that useful since the S train shuttle can never be more than one stop away.

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Hey Bagpipe

Grand Central, Monday, 7pm A lone bagpiper in full Highlander drag is playing an unrecognizable tune in the S-train passageway…. MTA Worker: Bagpipe! You ain’t shit. Fuck this. Hey bagpipe! Where the beat at? Fuck bagpipes. Hey Norway! Fuck this. Hey bagpipe!

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Morning View – Prayer Warriors

Steps after you run Grand Central’s gauntlet of E-meter waving Scientologists and Watchtower-brandishing Jehovah’s Witnesses, you get accosted by Transformation Ministries’ Prayer Warriors, who stop you and ask if you mind if they pray over you. The “warriors” are mostly bright-faced college age kids who respond to your objection with a zombified smile and “Have a blessed day.” Not that ...

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Map Quest

Grand Central Terminal, Food Court, 1:30 PMAn attractive young white guy and a stunning Asian girl are seated next to me. As I’m eating my lunch and scanning the Times, they converse animatedly in Japanese. As always, I am startled to hear an apparent Westerner speaking fluent Japanese, I don’t know why I always notice that. They are in business ...

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