A N.Y. Times piece posted at 2:41 Eastern announced that Manhattan’s Second Avenue Subway extension finally opened today. Which boils down to the fact that the longstanding Q line, which begins in Coney Island, now travels to the Upper East Side with stops at 72nd, 86th and 96th Streets. (The Times piece was co-authored by Emma G. Fitzsimmons, Emily Palmer, Noah Remnick, Daniel E. Slotnik and Jonathan Wolfe.)
IRT platform at 34th Street — Thursday, 2.14.13, 10:20 am. The failure of Manhattan’s IRT system to offer connectivity in all but a very few subway platforms is ludicrous but typical. The “comforts” (such as they are) of NYC’s transportation infrastructure have always lagged behind those offered by other big-league towns. Wifi-wise, this city is pretty close to a joke.
Taken on Paris metro car in May 2011. Vibrant online air was rampant in every corner of the Paris underground rail system back then. Lightning fast. Four or five bars. Magnificent. Will this ever be the case in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens? Don’t hold your pizza breath.