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What a Great Ride with City Reliquary’s Miss Subways Pageant 2017

 

Lisa Levy is crowned Miss Subways 2017! Photo by Megan Penmann
Lisa Levy is crowned Miss Subways 2017! Photo by Megan Penmann.

Last Thursday, mermaids, sword swallowers and oracles joined their fellow New Yorkers in the back garden at City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Avenue) for the Miss Subways Pageant 2017. All thirteen contestants displayed their stunning talents, and even more exciting costumes, in hopes of being crowned Miss Subways 2017. Each contestant took to the stage to express love for the subterranean system that connects us all (when its not being held by the dispatcher). The night was alive with Transit Tarot, Subway Striptease, an ode to the G Train, and a whole lot of Razzle Dazzle.

SUZQ, regal representative of the N and W trains. Photo by Megan Penmann
SUZQ, regal representative of the N and W trains. Photo by Megan Penmann

The Reliquary invited community members to enter the competition, and New Yorkers from all over town turned out for the fun. To enter, each contestant had to write a short essay about their favorite subway line and why it “inspires/enrages/enchants.” There were representatives from myriad lines. An L Train Drag Queen competed against an F Train Oracle, a 6 Train Singer and a Q Train Mermaid. A panel of local civic heroes and celebrity judges including Janeane Garofalo, downtown art icon Reverend Jen Miller, NY1 reporter Roger Clark and writer, comedian, author and producer Baratunde R. Thurston ultimately crowned Lisa Levy Miss Subways 2017. Continue reading

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Rally For The G Train With Rider’s Alliance – Sun 1/27

Many Greenpointers complain endlessly about the poor service on the G Line. Do something about it! And enjoy free hot chocolate!

Join Rider’s Alliance at a rally for better G train service on Sunday, January 27th¬†at 1pm on at Metropolitan And Union Ave.

Show your support for:
-Increased frequency of the G train.
-Free out-of-system transfers from the Broadway G stop to Hewes or Lorimer and the Fulton G stop to Atlantic/Barclays.
-Improved communication with riders, especially when there are service changes or disruptions.

RSVP

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G Train Planning Meeting Tues (11/27)

Wasn’t it such a pleasure to catch the G Train and not have to run a half a mile to the middle of the platform? Sadly those days are over, but the Riders Alliance, a group “dedicated to winning better transit by organizing transit riders into a powerful political constituency,” is having a G Train Planning meeting tomorrow Tuesday 11/27, 6:30-8pm @ El Puente Che Institute (289 Grand St) RSVP.

PS. I adore their logo!

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