Using The NYC Subway System
At first glance, the New York City subway system may seem overwhelming with so many different lines, stops, and trains. It can easily be intimidating, and if you’re a tourist, you might feel the need to ask others for help. But inside the subway, friendly New Yorkers can seem a bit preoccupied - they move fast from one place to the next, tend to not make eye contact and generally try to just get through their daily commute. So as a tourist, it may seem difficult to get assistance from those that are in the middle of their usual commute. But remember, it never hurts to ask. Most modern day straphangers are actually quite willing to help point you in the right direction – just be sure to “stand clear of the closing doors!” Looking for other ways to figure out how to get where you’re going? Here are some tips to help you navigate the subway system, straight from a New Yorker.