“for the LOVE of GOD, BRING ME A BEER!”
“people recruit stereotypes to kind of help them plan a world that’s consistent with the goal they might have.”
— David Amodio, an assistant professor of psychology at New York University.
— Keef (email at work about playing softball)
“If you don’t ask,” she said, “you don’t get.”
Aggressive, ingratiating and unencumbered by any sense that she may be pestering people…” —Eric Wilson, NYT
Favorite subway station? There are a few. Chambers Street resembles Dresden circa March 1945, but its dilapidation is picturesque. Any of the J stops between Essex and Gates, because they are elevated and provide aerial views and sunset vistas. The 125th Street 1 stop is magisterial and the Houston Street 1 stop is extremely straightforward; they are ideal examples of opposing station styles.
Least favorite must be the 50th Street 1 stop, always with what smells like sewage dripping from above and a dank platform full of shadowy passengers. Fulton is terrifying for its tortuous pathways (one expects to enter the 4th dimension when transferring from the 2/3 to the J/M/Z) and the FV at 14th street for the same reason.
My favorite train is the Brooklyn-bound J skip-stop train. I also enjoy the Q and N trains, the 7 train on rare occasions when I take it, and the 2/3. I dislike the F and V trains. I am neutral on the B and D.