Eight Things You Don’t Know About New York City, But Totally Should

Mary in Manhattan

This isn’t a post on how to read the subway map or buy your metro card. It’s about those tiny signs you may be missing as you fast-walk through the grid. Next time you see a pink paper taped to a street sign, or a discreet number on a lamppost, you’ll know what it means.

1. Ever see a black and white striped bar above a subway platform? It’s usually about six cars from the front and it means the car that stops there is where the conductor will be. Good for staying safe on those late night rides.

2. In a hurry? You can swipe your credit card DURING your cab ride. Just press the fare amount in the bottom corner and hit “pay now.”

taxi ride

3. The lampposts in Central Park all have a number on the base. The last two numbers represent the street number you are closest…

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