New York is the City that never sleeps…ever. It is a 24/7 365 grinding machine made of flesh and metal. You can go out literally at any hour of the day and find someone or even groups of people out on the street, so it’s no wonder that we have 24/7 public transportation available. But in n massive place like NYC, things fall apart…and fast; it is for this reason that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or MTA has a dedicated crew to do evening maintenance.
Now you’re probably thinking this is good right? Well, you are correct; however because this is the City that never, sleeps, it has a thriving nightlife, especially on the weekends; the time when the service is the slowest. I introduce to you: Worst of NYC: Late night and weekend train service.
If you’re a native New Yorker, you know finding a parking spot is like winning two dollars on a scratch-off, you’re one lucky fellow. This being the case, or perhaps you were pre-gamming or whatever the reason, you’re on a train. Now most people riding the trains to go party leave before midnight, because it’s after midnight when most of the repairs are done. So no problem going downtown right?
Well, fast forward to like three/four o clock in the am. You’re drunk, tired, and don’t have the money for a cab; what do you do? March on over to the train and wait…25…35…45 minutes for your train to pass. So now while you’re trying to keep that McDonalds you had earlier down, you gotta piss, and the subways aren’t know for their bathrooms. Wonderful isn’t it?
Well the moral of the story is this, if you’re gonna be out after midnight, make sure you secure a ride before you go, or at least set aside some cab money. Otherwise, waiting over half an hour for a train will be a shitty end to your fun night.