How To: Get Utterly and Completely Lost Inside the 42nd St Subway Station

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Photo Credit: Celine Elliott

Having lived in New York a short time, I don’t yet feel like a total expert on all things NYC. However, if there’s one thing I’ve discovered I’m an expert in as a newbie, it’s getting lost. Most recently, I got utterly and completely lost inside the 42nd St subway station in Times Square. Here’s my step-by-step guide on how I did it, so you too may get utterly and completely lost inside the 42nd St subway station. All you need for this tutorial are:

-Adjacency to the 42nd St subway station

-A Metro Card

-A dumbfounded and confused expression
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Staying Safe in the City

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Photo Credit: Celine Elliott

This week, NBC New York reported the arrest of a suspect in a subway slashing incident. According to the article on NBC New York’s website, the man was suspected of slashing another man across the face with a box cutter on a subway train in midtown Manhattan Thursday morning. This incident brings the total of slashing and stabbing incidents on New York City subways to 52, keeping up with last year’s statistics.

That number grabbed my attention as a new New Yorker, and continued to stay on my mind after friends and family reached out to me worried about my safety in the city. In response to this news,  I thought I would take the time to address safety concerns in the Big Apple.
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