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   If you had white-water rafting through the NYC subways on your bucket list, well, sorry, you missed your shot

16 Nov 2012 12:12 PM   |   12412 clicks   |   New York Daily News
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JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  
PATH ≠ NYC subway

In other news, Jodi Applegate still looks fly. Too bad she married that big-headed goon Michael Kay.

16 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
PC LOAD LETTER    [TotalFark]  
Everything relevant that could be said has been said.

16 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
wearetheworld     
Yes, because this will never happen again.

16 Nov 2012 12:14 PM
KrispyKritter     
dammit. always late to the party.

16 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
Hoboken? More like Homoken

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16 Nov 2012 12:15 PM
cgraves67     
All I want to know is: Did Plisken make it out alive?

16 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

PC LOAD LETTER: Everything relevant that could be said has been said.


No...

PATH SMELLS LIKE PEE AND VOMIT

NY CITY SUBWAY SMELLS LIKE PEE AND VOMIT

16 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  
I wonder what PATH Train Teddy did while the system was down.

16 Nov 2012 12:19 PM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  

JerseyTim: I wonder what PATH Train Teddy did while the system was down.


"Anyone on the 126 bus tonight, that can help us out with food, money, for the homeless, at the shelter......if you can help us out....please help us out......I have sandwiches......."

They had the chariman of PATH on good day this morning. Sounds like its going to be months before hoboken is running again.

16 Nov 2012 12:22 PM
styckx     
A wealthy New York news channel and they are using an Eyefinity desktop with monitors that have giant bezels to show still shots? WTF?

/why yes I'm a nerd

16 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
The Face Of Oblivion     
Jesus Breakdancing Christ, Bumpkinmitter, where are you from that videos showing flooding in two PATH stations WEST of the Hudson River constitute footage of the "NYC subways"?

16 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
H31N0US     

LineNoise: JerseyTim: I wonder what PATH Train Teddy did while the system was down.

"Anyone on the 126 bus tonight, that can help us out with food, money, for the homeless, at the shelter......if you can help us out....please help us out......I have sandwiches......."

They had the chariman of PATH on good day this morning. Sounds like its going to be months before hoboken is running again.


They better hurry up and build that transit hub NJ transit is shilling

16 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
digitalrain     
Hoboken? Oooooooooooh I'm dyyyyyyin!

16 Nov 2012 12:25 PM
Yanks_RSJ     
Looks more like yellowish-brown water.

JerseyTim: n other news, Jodi Applegate still looks fly. Too bad she married that big-headed goon Michael Kay.


I don't get it. The man is obnoxious and he's got the palate sophistication of a 4-year old. He's never had soup and apparently the most exotic thing he'll eat is chicken parm.

And have I mentioned how obnoxious he is? Good lord.

16 Nov 2012 12:30 PM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  

H31N0US: They better hurry up and build that transit hub NJ transit is shilling


They are doing a pretty job, all things considered with picking up the slack on the PATH. I have to say, Area X in PABT works with a scary amount of efficiency.

The big problem is the morning commute. At first there weren't enough buses. Now they have too many, and the busses are causing traffic jams. So everyone swarms the ferries, or goes to JC for PATH. But then that gets swarmed, so everyone tries something different the next day. Its been 2 weeks, and I don't think there has been a single day where I have taken the same route to and from work two days in a row, so its pretty hard for them to work around it. My nice 20 minute door to door commute now takes me an hour and a half. Monday morning it took me 4+ hours to get into work.

16 Nov 2012 12:32 PM
JerseyTim    [TotalFark]  

LineNoise: Monday morning it took me 4+ hours to get into work.


I didn't even go in on Monday. It was such a disaster. There was a bus accident in the XBL headed to the tunnel causing a massive delay. There were two more accidents the rest of the delay. That was the worst I've ever seen it.

Usually, when there's an accident like that, they divert the buses to Secaucus and let you transfer to the trains. Of course, those aren't running. From what I understand, some NJ Transit train service is returning on Monday, so that should alleviate some of the bus congestion.

16 Nov 2012 12:37 PM
FatherChaos    [TotalFark]  

16 Nov 2012 12:39 PM
hartzdog     
Well, the Jets and Giants both claim to be from New York. So I guess the headline is kind of accurate.

16 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
baronbloodbath    [TotalFark]  
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16 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
seadoo2006     
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I'm not going to lie, I nearly peed myself watching this episode watching my little niece the other day.

16 Nov 2012 12:43 PM
freewill    [TotalFark]  

The Face Of Oblivion: Jesus Breakdancing Christ, Bumpkinmitter, where are you from that videos showing flooding in two PATH stations WEST of the Hudson River constitute footage of the "NYC subways"?


Basically, anywhere further out than Ulster County. To the rest of the world, your local political boundaries have no practical consequences, so it's all about proximity.

/ That is not a shot at New York. All places are viewed this way by outsiders to some extent.
// I'm practically in Syracuse. To my Los Angeles coworkers, it may as well be Brooklyn.
/// They're not really in Los Angeles, either. Look how many farks people actually give about this?

16 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
eas81     
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16 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
LineNoise    [TotalFark]  

JerseyTim: Usually, when there's an accident like that, they divert the buses to Secaucus and let you transfer to the trains. Of course, those aren't running. From what I understand, some NJ Transit train service is returning on Monday, so that should alleviate some of the bus congestion.


Most of its running now. The gladstone branch and coast line are still out. Gladstone is supposed to be back up Monday.

The problem is now you have all of these trains dumping folks off in Hoboken, but no PATH to take them into the city. The ferry was great the first week, but now the line is absurd for it (not to mention the 6-8 bucks each way). I've been doing a mix of the ferry, walking\light rail to JC and then taking the path and walking, or the bus to PA and then subway down. They all kind of suck and my commute, in addition to taking like 5x as long, costs me about triple what it used to. They can't fix it soon enough.

16 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
Dahnkster     
Still not too late for the 'homeless hurdles' or the Broadway ticket money toss.

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I like this guy, though.

16 Nov 2012 12:51 PM
Genju     
More like brown water rafting.

16 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
poot_rootbeer     

JerseyTim: I wonder what PATH Train Teddy did while the system was down.


Probably the same thing as always, just at the Journal Square station instead.

16 Nov 2012 12:56 PM
superfudge73     
That's how aids is formed.

16 Nov 2012 12:57 PM
Rindred     
Why am I envisioning the opening credits of "Land of the Lost?"

16 Nov 2012 01:15 PM
shazbotuh     

styckx: A wealthy New York news channel and they are using an Eyefinity desktop with monitors that have giant bezels to show still shots? WTF?

/why yes I'm a nerd



What are bezels? Sounds like slang.. bezezele my nezzle.

/not a nerd.. just dumb

16 Nov 2012 01:29 PM
tallen702     
Whitewater? Bah! That's barely some riffles and a Class II-

Now this is some whitewater!

16 Nov 2012 01:59 PM
gunther_bumpass     

shazbotuh: styckx: A wealthy New York news channel and they are using an Eyefinity desktop with monitors that have giant bezels to show still shots? WTF?

/why yes I'm a nerd


What are bezels?


It's a small, round, brimless hat.

16 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
h2oincfs     
keep a river-left angle as you approach the drop, and boof hard over the turnstile.

16 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
h2oincfs     

tallen702: Whitewater? Bah! That's barely some riffles and a Class II-

Now this is some whitewater!


You should check out Steve Fisher's latest documentary, The Grand Inga Project.

16 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
tallen702     

h2oincfs: tallen702: Whitewater? Bah! That's barely some riffles and a Class II-

Now this is some whitewater!

You should check out Steve Fisher's latest documentary, The Grand Inga Project.


They covered it in a recent issue of Kayak Session magazine. Totally worth the extra few bucks in my AW subscription to get that mag. Those guys are insane! I

16 Nov 2012 02:29 PM
Electrify     
All New Jersey jokes aside, if I ever find myself moving to the NYC area, Hoboken is at the top of my list of places to live. It is a gorgeous city and could easily be mistaken as a nice neighbourhood of Manhattan, but because it is on the west side of the Hudson, rent is only a fraction of the cost.

Really hope this mess gets cleaned up soon :(

16 Nov 2012 02:34 PM
Yanks_RSJ     

Electrify: All New Jersey jokes aside, if I ever find myself moving to the NYC area, Hoboken is at the top of my list of places to live. It is a gorgeous city and could easily be mistaken as a nice neighbourhood of Manhattan, but because it is on the west side of the Hudson, rent is only a fraction of the cost.


Since many other young professionals have also had the same idea, Hoboken's rents have increased quite a bit. You do get a little more space for your money, but it's not the bargain it once was. And the sewer system is so bad that it routinely floods in summer thunderstorms.

And I don't know which Manhattan neighborhood you'd compare it to. Don't get me wrong, Hoboken is perfectly nice, but there's an age limit on actually enjoying being there. Too many dipshiat 20-somethings who think they live in New York, frankly.

16 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
stuffy     
Damn I was hoping there were going to be people actually rafting.

16 Nov 2012 04:46 PM
Syphilis_Smile     

LineNoise: H31N0US: They better hurry up and build that transit hub NJ transit is shilling

They are doing a pretty job, all things considered with picking up the slack on the PATH. I have to say, Area X in PABT works with a scary amount of efficiency.

The big problem is the morning commute. At first there weren't enough buses. Now they have too many, and the busses are causing traffic jams. So everyone swarms the ferries, or goes to JC for PATH. But then that gets swarmed, so everyone tries something different the next day. Its been 2 weeks, and I don't think there has been a single day where I have taken the same route to and from work two days in a row, so its pretty hard for them to work around it. My nice 20 minute door to door commute now takes me an hour and a half. Monday morning it took me 4+ hours to get into work.


It's not much better taking the bus on normal days. Though I do agree, it does such atrociously now that most of the busses have been pulled off their regular lines to pick up the slack for the disabled train lines. Spend more than an hour waiting for two measly busses to arrive at the PABT at rush hour, FML

16 Nov 2012 04:50 PM
Syphilis_Smile     
*suck, that is.

16 Nov 2012 04:51 PM
HiFiGuy     
There are only so many buses/vehicles you can pack into the Lincoln Tunnel. "More buses" won't really help.

My 1:50 commute to lower Manhattan is now more like 2:40. None of it due to traffic.

/$3/day cheaper, though, because I'm not paying for the PATH.
//Instead of the 126 bus, try the Weehawken ferry to the Light Rail.
///Helps if you rode the bus in to Weehawken from somewhere, which drops the round-trip cost to "free."

16 Nov 2012 08:29 PM
h2oincfs     

tallen702: h2oincfs: tallen702: Whitewater? Bah! That's barely some riffles and a Class II-

Now this is some whitewater!

You should check out Steve Fisher's latest documentary, The Grand Inga Project.

They covered it in a recent issue of Kayak Session magazine. Totally worth the extra few bucks in my AW subscription to get that mag. Those guys are insane! I


Come to the National Paddling Film Festival in February. Steve Fisher guest-hosted this year; Rush Sturges is on the bill for this coming year.

17 Nov 2012 09:45 PM
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