Sometimes you are late and arrive just in time to make the train but not to get a seat. On Express trains that may mean standing all the way home since yours will be the second stop - forty five minutes later.
The little things matter. That's why I commute with my BB and my iPod.
Penn Light, a few batteries ago. What about images made on the Penn Station e train platform- are they best left to my subway listing or should they be included here? This one below today is posted in both.
Across from the shop where they cell two eggs on a roll for a dollar in the morning. The bacon and ham they sell there is blanched and poor quality. People nonetheless line up. Like Bill Clinton memorialized, "It's the economy, stupid."
There is quite a difference between the shops at Penn Station and those at the more grander Grand Central. Grand central gets much of its ridership from wealthy Winchester and there are high end restaurants and boutiques there.
The original Penn Station was, a marvel of architecture, was destroyed to put in Madison Square Garden - we now live underground in a shell of the former splendor.
People pass though but it is harder to love Penn. After the wrecking balls glory and ghosts here are well hidden here.
Near the staircase going up to Amtrak - many ice cold beers are sold in the lit up shops in the background during the evening commute. This is morning and commuters are heading west towards Eight Avenue exit or the A, C or E subway lines.
Penn Station, serving 600,000 passengers a day at a rate of up to a thousand every 90 seconds, is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States and by far the busiest train station in North America.
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