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This big smile is from a subway ad on which people are talking about how they saw something suspicious and reported it to the police. They are happy to be good citizens. The message: we must remain vigilant (even though suspicious objects are innocuous almost 100% of the time). You never know.

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There’s always someone riding a bike when it snows. Bicycles are the informal theme this week, fyi.

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Hurry and get on down to the Salvation Army on Atlantic Avenue to take a nostalgia road trip on this pink banana bike. Though it’s a little hard to make out, the chain guard’s printed with this beaut’s name: Pink Lady.


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Catch it now, at 15th Street on the F Train. It will be probably be there until an ad is stuck on top of it.

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After a couple days of rain, snow, slush, wind, and cold, it’s hard to remember when we last had warm weather. Ever the optimist, I’m thinking The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.

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It's safe to eat, right?

Seen on the floor of the F Train. Everyone was sitting at one end of the subway car because there was a pile of barf at the other end of the train. We were imagining a pleasant peppermint aroma.

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running empty

I close my eyes and I see snow. There may be more this weekend, on Sunday. Maybe then we’ll get to have some spring?

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your food

What should you do? Restaurants need customers on days like this, but it’s painful to see the delivery guys riding bikes and scooters on snowy streets. The temperature is about 15, so going to pick up the food is not an option.

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wet pai

Down the platform, away from the escalators at the Smith and Ninth subwaIy stop, there are stainless arches for security on the cement wall. The look is reminiscent of deco. I’ll try for a better picture when I’m not jumping on a train.

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I haven’t tried out the escalator yet, but how often do you get to stand on a brand new subway platform? It’s a rare and special thing:  the Smith & Ninth Street station reopened today after  extensive renovations. Three-second rules for dropped food don’t apply, that’s how fresh and clean this station is!

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