Feb

16

SOPHIE BLACKALL; MISSED CONNECTIONS

if you’ve riden the subway the past few years, you have most likely had an affair with this piece of art. (click to enlarge) i have often used my imagination to jump into that painting. so many sweet details, so many things going on. such a beautiful job of defining each character. the artist’s name […]

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Apr
06

THREADS – weekend in new york.

If I were a cartoon character, this might be one of the outfits that you’d always me in.   I’ve always wondered about that stuff, watching so many Nicktoons throughout my life and always seeing the characters in their gear.  Remember Doug Funny’s closet? Was all the same outfit hung up, so cute.  Anyway, I […]

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Feb
28

Subway stuff for sale.

This morning I found myself daydreaming about having a large foyer space, maybe a game room, an industrial kitchen or guest bathroom to totally deck out in collectible MTA pieces.  Heck, I’d even put that bench in my yard!  What an interesting part of NYC up for sale here.   A while back I remember […]

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Jan
05

Subway Segue

Welcome to a column Joe and I decided to start here on ourbklyn: Subway Segue. It’s about our bouts with public transportation.  We each spend a decent amount of time underground here, and let me tell you: stuff happens.  It’s wild.  Anyone who has been a regular on the MTA is aware of this.  But […]

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Sep
26

Boardwalk Empire brings vintage back (and we missed it)

Somehow on a weekend where Joe and I took the subway possibly more then we ever have before, we were unaware that it was the final weekend of the vintage Boardwalk Empire train cars.  I am deeply disappointed that I had zero idea this was going on. We’ve been itching to check out the MTA […]

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Sep
20

MTA is giving us zero excuse to be anti-social over the weekend.

Isn’t this great? Or is this bad? Sometimes we feel “off the hook” for doing anything on weekends because it’s too much of a hassle to figure out how to really get out of Brooklyn.  The MTA has now solved this problem by producing a “Weekender” map.  According to FIPS – the map will be […]

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Oct
22

Manhattan Bound F Train

I am so happy that the F rises out from underground for a few stops. It’s such a nice little break of darkness and you are also able to use your cell phone for about 3 whole minutes! Joe and I have a ritual where whenever he is coming home from work he will text […]

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