Die Metropolitan Transportation Authority von New York hat eine Reihe CC-lizensierter Bilder der Bauarbeiten unter dem Grand Central Terminal auf Flickr online gestellt, ein paar mehr und andere Bilder gibt’s beim Atlantic: The Tunnels of NYC’s East Side Access Project. Ihr wisst schon, Höhlen, gigantische Bohrer und Riesenbagger.
A huge public works project is currently under construction in New York City, connecting Long Island to Manhattan’s East Side. Deep underground, rail tunnels are extending from Sunnyside, Queens, to a new Long Island Rail Road terminal being excavated beneath Grand Central Terminal. Construction began in 2007, with an estimated cost of $6.3 billion and completion date of 2013. Since then, the cost estimate has been raised to $8.4 billion, and the completion date moved back to 2019. When finished, the line will accommodate 24 trains per hour at peak traffic, cutting down on commute times from Long Island, and opening up access to John F. Kennedy International Airport from Manhattan’s East Side. Collected here are images of the progress to date, deep beneath Queens and Manhattan.
Es gibt ein Game über die superschlauen russischen Hunde, die dort mit der U-Bahn nach Moskau Downtown fahren, weil’s dort das beste Futter gibt. Und abends nach Feierabend fahren sie selbstverständlich wieder nach Hause. Echt:
Moscow ecologists think that dogs started acquiring this habits in 1990s, when the Soviet union collapsed and Moscow has fell into the hands of new class of Russian capitalists. They understood the true value of the downtown realty underestimated by previous Communist owners and became removing all the industrial complexes Moscow had in its centre to its outskirts. Those places were used by homeless dogs as a shelter often, so the dogs had to move together with their houses, so they had to learn how to travel Moscow subway – first to get to the centre in the morning then back home in the evening, just as us people.
Und jetzt hat jemand ein Game dazu gecoded, ein Russian Subway Dog-Simulator:
Experience the life of a stray Russian subway dog scavenging for food in this realistic simulator. Doggies! Ruskies! Proprietary vodka physics system!
Move and jump with the arrow keys.
CTRL to bark (costs Stamina).
Bark behind people to surprise them.
Scavange for food to stay alive.
In Soviet Russia there is no 10 second rule. Grab food before it hits the ground for more stamina.
Metro-Deck verkaufen Poker-Sets, die sie auf benutzte Fahrkarten der New Yorker U-Bahn drucken. Schick!
Printed on found and repurposed New York City subway fare cards, Metro Deck attempts to visually capture the common thread between commuters, public transportation, and chance. Every card has been gathered at random, after having been purchased, used, and discarded by either a visitor or resident of New York City. Some have been signed or otherwise marked, making each card unique with its own narrative potential.
Appropriating the language of playing cards, the work asks us to consider our intimate connection with the subway and the city. The face cards are inspired by landmarks across the five Boroughs, referencing the tremendous reach of the subway system. Whether it’s a delay because of a sick passenger, train traffic ahead, or the ever-popular police activity, a “lucky hand” can make the difference between a brisk fifteen minute commute or a grueling, hour-long one.
Ourit Ben-Haim dokumentiert auf Tumblr seit Dezember 2011 Leser und ihre Bücher in der New Yorker U-Bahn: The Underground New York Public Library. Die Fotos gibt’s auch gesammelt in einem Flickr-Set, die Storys zu den Bildern nur auf der Website. Tolles Projekt! Aus einem Interview mit Ben-Haim:
What inspired you to begin the UNYPL?
The first time I photographed a subway reader, I did it just out of photographic instincts. After that I felt compelled to do it again, and the photographs I collected inspired me to build a visual library. Concentrating on the Reading-Riders led me to discover layers of meaning in their presence and activity. In time I resolved to create an extensive series, in revelation, preservation, and celebration of them.
What does a book say about its reader?
To read is to be willing to engage ourselves towards discovery. Reading any book demonstrates this willingness. When I see the Reading-Riders, I see people who are contemplating description of new possibilities. In this way, every book says that its reader is simply great.
Schönes Sk8-Video vom Slap Magazine:
NYC Transit Rules of Conduct: It is a violation to -
Stand on a skateboard
Jump the turnstile or enter the system improperly
Move between end doors of a subway car whether or not train is in motion
Damage subway or bus property – that includes graffiti or scratches