(Patrick Bateman @ May 05 2005,15:02) The subway line I ride, the 1-9, was recently rated the dirtiest subway line in NYC. Something like only 14% of the cars were rated as acceptably clean--not a high standard at all--by the group doing the survey. In terms of the cleanliness and reliability of its trains, the MTA has definitely regressed in the last few years.
And to think, in the past few days you were telling us what a little part of Heaven NYC was as a place to live. How could such a large number of people, unable to afford their own transportation, living in glorified chicken coops, moving about in filth, convince themselves that they are in wonderland?
Well, I can afford my own transportation (in fact, I own a car) and yet I still ride on the subway, good for the enviroment and all. As to whyI enjoy living in NYC, oh I don't know - it may be to enjoy the diversity of cultures, the cornucorpia of fine restaurants, the excess of great museums, the theatres, clubs and cabarets, etc.