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It was easy to break into the conductor cabs in those red birds-turn the knob a bit a kick the door. We used to gain access and make announcements over the PA system. Fun times.
post #1112 of 7909
I found a pic of Manton in the early days:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

You can see the look of disgust on his face at the state of the trains back then.
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NORE, did you ever take over a train and go for a joy ride. like Pelham 123?
post #1114 of 7909
Nah, not enough balls for that. That movie (the original based on the 6 line) made me weary of trains for a while. I think I read somewhere that one guy did take an A train for the length of the route some time ago, though.
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Nah, not enough balls for that. That movie (the original based on the 6 line) made me weary of trains for a while. I think I read somewhere that one guy did take an A train for the length of the route some time ago, though.
Yeah, it was around 1999, I was here at the time. It was actually a HS kid who was obsessed with trains, he learned how to operate them and then took one out and ran the route, making the stops and everything. It was wild.
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I'm pretty sure that's against the union rules...
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Yeah, it was around 1999, I was here at the time. It was actually a HS kid who was obsessed with trains, he learned how to operate them and then took one out and ran the route, making the stops and everything. It was wild.

I'm gonna have to look this up.

OK I searched and only found stories on Darius McCollum who once took a E train but I think the dude you're talking about is the one I'm talking about but I can't find the story. The story on Darius is a sad one, tho.

EDIT2: This was bugging me so I kept at it. The kids name was Keron Thomas and he was 16. It's crazy how you can just waltz in a sign out a train.
Edited by NORE - 1/18/13 at 2:52pm
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NORE, did you ever take over a train and go for a joy ride. like Pelham 123?

One of the best NYC movies. Walter Matthau was perfect in that role.
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One of the best NYC movies. Walter Matthau was perfect in that role.

As was he:

post #1120 of 7909
I found this NYTimes article from 2009.

You Try to Live on 500K in This Town
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PRIVATE school: $32,000 a year per student.

Mortgage: $96,000 a year.

Co-op maintenance fee: $96,000 a year.

Nanny: $45,000 a year.

We are already at $269,000, and we haven’t even gotten to taxes yet.

On a more recent note
What Is Middle Class in Manhattan?
post #1121 of 7909
When I read in that piece that only 17 percent of Manhattan households have children, I wondered about SF. Looked it up, and 17.7 percent. That explains a lot about the state of the school system.
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Makes sense. I would never want to have children in this town, at least not unless I was making several multiples of what I am now...

Reasons New York Sucks: I swear that no matter which direction in which you walk, the wind is blowing straight in your face. It blows from all four directions at once. WTF.
post #1123 of 7909
Coop maintenance of 96k? Only in buildings that won't accept you unless all of these other expenses are trivial to you.
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When I read in that piece that only 17 percent of Manhattan households have children, I wondered about SF. Looked it up, and 17.7 percent. That explains a lot about the state of the school system.
Not surprised about SF, but surprised about Manhattan. First, remember that at least a fourth of Manhattan is not yuppie, it's predominantly poor and non-white. There are kids in those parts. Second, I can't be the only one who's noticed a real "baby boom" in white Manhattan. The UES and certain areas downtown seem to have kids everywhere/
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I've always gathered that people who are not NYC residents assume that raising a family in NYC means raising a family in a midtown skyscraper.
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