TIME is everything in NYC and if you don’t give yourself ample amount of it, you’re GOING to be late.
The MASS hustle and bustle that CHARACTERIZES New York also creates HURTLES for those running a few minutes behind. An EXTRA two minutes spent in the BATHROOM may cost you a missed train or bus, CONSEQUENTLY costing you more TIME and MONEY.
THE LATER YOU ARE, the MORE CHANCE YOU’LL ENCOUNTER THIS:
My QUICK tips for getting around in the CITY and making it ON TIME, know the MTA. Know it WELL. And save your stories of why you don’t take THE BUS, and just get on it. And if ONE form of TRANSPORTATION is closed, KNOW how to REROUTE.
The BUS has a stigma that only CERTAIN types of New Yorker’s ride it. I’ll ADMIT, learning how to get an MTA pass at the bus stop is a burden.
And when it’s PACKED, it’s PACKED. Arm pit to Arm pit folks HOLD ON TIGHT barely able to STOMACH the stench of BUS patrons that decided to skip the DEODORANT, because of the CHEMICALS.
Why RIDE IT?
ONE: No STAIRS. And the BUS lowers so YOU hardly have to LIFT your FOOT to get in the door. BONUS.
TWO: CROSSTOWN. Trains that Run Crosstown = THE L (NOTORIOUSLY LATE, ALWAYS BROKE, AND OVER-PACKED)
THE 7, and Kind of the F and E. Partial CROSSTOWN. AND, they’re always packed..
THREE: If it’s a NEWER bus with MULTIPLE DOORS, you can SNEAK in the back. Just saying.
FOUR: PEOPLE watch. Clean Liberian TYPES seated next to DIRTY DRIFTER types. School KIDS next to DRAG QUEENs. Very DIVERSE.
The TOOLS NYC offers are to our advantage. And one CANNOT deny a tool because it’s LESS desirable than the SUBWAY.
THE SUBWAY is no TREAT. Rats, Roaches, Garbage, TRACK FIRES! Yes, those happen pretty OFTEN.
Use the TOOLS that are offered to make things a little EASIER. So, it’s the BUS, get your TICKET and RIDE.