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Straphangers lookin' for love on the L

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Straphangers lookin' for love on the L

A world seethes beneath New York where love-seeking straphangers interact with stolen glances between jostling bodies.

 

Those who enter that world at the (L) train's Bedford Avenue stop in Brooklyn take to the Internet more often than riders on any other line to turn furtive eye contact into trysts.

 

In romance fever's high-season -- the two weeks before and after Valentine's Day -- 421 men and women posted to the "missed connections" thread on craigslist.org hoping to connect with a stranger they chatted with or made eye contact with underground.

 

Full story: amny_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - April 23, 2008

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