Visual News created a cool new graphic of the busiest subway stops in New York. I took a slice of the map to show you our area, which compared to Manhattan, is comparatively light.
Predictably, Times Square is the busiest station, averaging 182,170 riders, followed by Grand Central, 34 St-Herald Square, 14 St-Union Square and 34 St Penn Station.
Based on Visual News’s chart, the Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach station sees about 10 to 19,000 riders per day. Bensonhurst stops are comparable to Sheepshead Bay. Interesting stuff.
UPDATE (8/21/2012 @ 11:42 a.m.): The 61st Precinct just informed us that the boy was found safe and sound during the mobilization yesterday. Great work, NYPD! Always nice to have a happy ending to a story like this.
The NYPD has issued a Level 1 Mobilization after a 4-year-old Hispanic boy went missing near Sheepshead Bay subway station on Sheepshead Bay Road and East 15th Street.
The child is wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
NYPD patrols are on the ground and a helicopter is in the air as they search for the child.
Anyone with any information regarding the boy’s whereabouts should call 911 immediately.
The plant above was seen growing on the Sheepshead Bay station, close to the platform.
The plant stalks pictured to the side, though a little difficult to see is believed to be the same as the one above — except that the one above is more of a trailing vine.
The leaves look similar to pumpkin plant leaves, so could this be the growth from pumpkin seeds thrown from the subway cars by people who can’t wait for the garbage can? Or, is it a type of squash?
Are there any gardeners who might be able to identify this plant, or will we have to wait for the next harvest to check its yield?
(Photo by Ray Johnson)
This photograph was taken at the Sheepshead Bay subway station on the side overlooking the CVS store towards East 14 Street. There wasn’t a lot of time to take the picture and no telephoto lens to help with a better shot. So you’ll have to take my word for it when I say that it’s a pretty bit of nature.
It’s not too easy to find nature around here in the concrete jungle, but this particular bit infuses not just the eyes with its color trailing through the branches — it also permeates the nose with its fragrance. It’s a plant I’ve only seen and smelled in the springtime when waiting for the subway.
We would like to know what this plant is — so if anyone wants to get a better look and can possibly identify it, you’ll have to pay the subway fare.
We hope to hear from you soon.