As I was leaving Goldens Bridge station today, I noticed that someone had been busy in the station mid morning or early afternoon. In the south-side vestibule there was some new spray-painted graffiti that hadn’t been there in the morning. When I saw it, I made me think that it was about time for a part two to the original train graffiti post I made a few months ago. And so here you go, graffiti part two…

Goldens Bridge is such a small, quiet station. We don’t get much spray paint here. Mostly just penises drawn in the dust of the windows that nobody ever cleans… I’m sure the MTA will send some people to clean the windows. Someday. If the cleaning people’s jobs aren’t cut…

I can’t even begin to decipher that one…


No, I didn’t do this bit of graffiti. Considering my post on my dislike for this ad, I had been pondering something snarky to write on it. Someone else got to it first.

I imagine a bored track worker did this, knowing the third rail was off. That or someone dumb enough to go and write on a live third rail…

A warning for you to watch the gap. Yeah, that gap. The one right on the bottom of her face, under the nose.

A sticker someone left on an M7.

The NY Lottery does like to advertise heavily on public transportation… Trying to make it sound like it easy to win a million dollars in the lottery though, that is bullshit.


Now this certainly seems to me like a racist statement. A poster with a bunch of African kids, attempting to raise money for charity, and someone labels it as a future Obama rally… Classy, real classy.

14 Responses

  1. Paul Saudino says:

    Hey Em,I really enjoy this stuff so please keep up the good work. Dry, funny, thoughtful, and insightful.

  2. Dylan says:

    The one with the “Watch the Gap” sticker? yeah, that was done by those “obnoxious *school name here* boys” you speak of.

    • Emily says:

      Aww, Dylan, you poor kiddo. You sound like you are all offended. Don’t cry, okay? A bunch of your schoolmates get into a fight on the train and are jumping all over seats, and you are offended because I called you “obnoxious”? Oh please.

  3. Dylan says:

    How do you even know they are *school name here*? I dont even know who you are talking about here, probably some obnoxious freshman, and stop acting like an elitst, contrary to what you believe, we pay our tickets too.

    • Emily says:

      You know, I don’t know most of the time. Maybe I wrongfully grouped you in with other students, and for that I apologize. All I know is that going through the train and begging any other male to borrow their monthly ticket when the conductor was walking by is obnoxious. And that one of the fights I witnessed, the kids did actually have on *school name here* shirts. Believe me, I am not the only one who complains about obnoxious students. To the point where even people from the MTA have called the dean of *school name here*.

  4. David says:

    Actually, I know for a fact that fight was between *school name here* students. For I was there watching when it occurred. If you wish to argue, please have your facts straight.

  5. Dylan says:

    And yes i am aware people have called our deans, which is why i am offended when we are wrongly accused of being obnoxious. In fact, my friend here has been in your blog in the past, when he had an interesting conversation with Guy about his name.

  6. David says:

    I believe we have speaking about a different fight then. For the one I saw(which also included jumping over seats) was not involved in *school name here* in any way.

  7. David says:

    I believe we have speaking about a different fight then. For the one I saw(which also included jumping over seats) did not include any *school name here* students. Yes *school name here* has obnoxious kids, yes they have rough kids, yes they have kids who cheat on tests. But this in no way characterizes *school name here*. On another note, the kids who take the train that you take in the morning(I would know, I take it too, although from *station*) who do not buy monthly passes are not *school name here* kids. *sentence removed*

  8. Emily says:

    I don’t recall seeing people get on in *station*, but yes, *station*. Either way, I’m about finished with this conversation. No more will be said by me about any school unless it is deserved, and I am certain from which school the person was from. If it were me, I wouldn’t want other people to be giving me a bad name either. And either way, it was wrong for me to stereotype an entire school, as I am sure there are quite a lot of students that attend, and a few bad apples does not necessarily represent the entire bunch. Since you are on my train in the morning, say hello to me and we can put this all behind us.

  9. Dylan says:

    Well i must have been mistaken, but that still does not represent *school name here* students or alumni in any way.

  10. Dub says:

    Awesome piece, I’d like to see more of this.
    Shame you get harrassed by kids on comments, hazard of the artist I guess but totally worth it. America + Internet here, kids. Means you are free to act like savages on the way to school but we’re free to say WTF on the Internet. Don’t think it reflects negatively on your school as a whole – writing on things with “my first marker” is inevitable a ‘write’ of passage for a few in every school.

    Also I dobelieve DYlan spits ‘ot fire.

    Keep it up, Emily… er, Cat Girl.

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