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Astoria Line

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  1. Logged in here on a whim.... It's really nice to be back! Quick life update: I've moved my talents down to Philadelphia, PA but still very much checking out the state of transit affairs in NYC. How's everyone??
  2. I haven't been on here in AGES.

    1. checkmatechamp13


      Welcome back, bro! :)

    2. Cait Sith

      Cait Sith

      You're not missing much lol.

    3. RTS9000



  3. It's been so long since I've logged on here.. I made three years here last month tho How is everyone?
  4. When it comes to art related things (film, photography, drawing, etc). I'd never suggest a college degree (unless it was graphic design), simply because one isn't required for the field. Work on building a portfolio, and improve your skills to the best of your ability, seek out internships and make connections. Honestly, I'm in college because my field (medical) requires college education (I want at least to be an M.D.), and because I am getting internships and experiences along the way (and my undergrad is paid for by grants, too).
  5. I've moved out of Nassau, and I don't miss NICE a bit! Congrats on passing!
  6. Its been the first time in months since I've logged in here...
  7. I have not been on here in ages Finally left nASSau county. Why people find suburbia appealing is beyond me...
  8. One last final today (Anatomy & Phys.) then I will never have to wear this ugly uniform anymore or take anymore HS tests. Thank you lord, finally!!
  9. #1.) I don't really consider places like NE Queens, Riverdale, etc suburbs because they're still a part of NYC. #2.) Having lived in Nassau County for nearly a year (moving out again before the year ends), I can see why people are leaving the suburbs. Suburbs are short on amenities and things that young people actually like (clubs, bars, etc.). The suburbs also carry a sense of elitism (ESPECIALLY IN NASSAU), and the bus service for me isn't bad but I prefer not to take a bus at all (I was raised in the East Village, if that gives you any idea, and I am really anti-car). The commutes are long (whether it is LIRR or NICE) and some people don't wanna deal with that. People in the suburbs are way less open than city dwellers. The suburbians stay home all day until they get into their stupid cars to go to walmart or something. There is way less opportunity job wise and living in the suburbs at a young age can become depressing when you put all the things I wrote here together.
  10. I missed that particular train by about 15 minutes. I was forced to go via the 7 train to get to Manhattan since I didn't know about the cross honoring. I avoided the Q60, I already knew that was gonna be crushed. Going back to Jamaica, I simply took the to the . The ran perfectly and wasn't anymore crowded than it was on a regular day. Heard the shuttles, the Q60, the , all of it was a mess.
  11. I'm not using the mobile ticketing at all because I'm going to be having an unlimited, but the effort is good. What I'm interested in are the real time arrivals/GPS system, that is going to be really useful if they execute it right.
  12. A B.A. to drive a bus....? And what's next? You need a Ph.D with Honors to be a dispatcher? I know plenty of awesome operators who DON'T have a bachelor's degree. You don't need a degree to learn how to drive a bus or drive a route, Getting a CDL is pretty hard (as I have heard myself) anyways. This guy may have forgot the route and made a mistake, even if he is a rookie, cut him some slack, we all make mistakes, certainly you do, especially in the way you interact on here but that's a different story. Considering the price of a college degree itself (not everyone is lucky enough to be really rich or really poor or go to a CUNY, for example) as well as the shortage of jobs for people who are coming out of college anyway, you'd be deterring more people who cannot simple afford to get a degree of one more possible opportunity. Bottom Line: You don't need a degree to be a great B/O and having a college degree doesn't automatically make you smart either.
  13. ...still on spring break. Boy this felt like the longest non-summer break I've ever had!
  14. Damn I haven't been to Hempstead Transit Center since December. My n6s/n15s always connect on Fulton or Westminster instead of HTC anyway, so why bother?
  15. I've seen crowded n15s come into HTC from RF before with normal intervals. The 15 is the quickest way from RF to HTC (no one wants to put up with the n6x, n16, n23, n35 which all go through NCC), it also is the most frequent. In my time of living along the n15, I've actually timed out the buses that pass, and I haven't seen a missing run, ever. Late? Yes. 1697 on the n15, never caught that before. Great catch Q23!
  16. Same as me. I don't see derliects when I ride the bus, and I ride the N6/X which is apparently "the most dangerous route in the country" according to some
  17. I don't have to deal with the thankfully, i take the from Jamaica, so I get a 1-seat ride to Lex-63rd then I walk.
  18. It is a part of our city's character, which many may agree with, but it can be dangerous, as 46Dover said, since it is in cramped quarters. I personally think the homeless problem should be solved first, but that's just me...
  19. That point in bold hits the nail on the head. I have no problem with him making an opinion or whatever, that's fine, but don't sound ignorant either. He holds the stigmatized views of public transit for Nassau County but uses the buses himself, which sounds kind of hypocritical.
  20. The essay was the easiest part for me. The second time I took it, I got a 10/12 on it. I do think it is unfair for the rest of us who took it before. I'm glad I finished the SAT last year. I got a 1570 on my 2nd try and gave up after that lol.
  21. I hate the rich, spoiled kids of my school a lot. They have everything handed down by mommy and daddy. The flash mommy and daddy's money and act like it is theirs. They drive Mercedes and BMWs. They don't know anything about the real world. They take their education for granted. Paying $8,000 a year for school, just to get 70 averages. That wouldn't be acceptable in my family. You can go to public school for free and get 70s. Smh. None of them know what it is like to be without, they don't know what is going on outside in the world today and only care about the latest sneaker. Oh well lol only 28 days of class left with these people.
  22. I guess you're right, got rejected anyway. Hunter College Class of 2018 I guess
  23. Do you realize how you sound sometimes? You come off pretty closeminded and prejudiced. If only "poor people" ride NICE, then why do you ride NICE? I'm not poor, but I ride NICE because LIRR gives me shitty service and a car isn't feasible, especially going to college in Manhattan as of August. Anyways.. I think Setzer is correct about the farebox issues. I had a ton of read errors back at the end of 2013, but I haven't got one in a long while, and I've been re-using the metrocards. You are correct in trying to displace the blame of the county for the most part. I think Mangano doesn't give two s**** about the system, as well as the people who live here. It is typical suburban ignorance, which is why after less than a year in Nassau, amongst other things, I'm moving out within the next year. I'd rather put up with the MTA and its problems only than this sorry excuse for a system. I don't think anything will be done to make this system better without Mangano's help and as you can see, he doesn't care.
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