Tag Archives: NYC

ratpag <3 <3 <3 Blizzards

Can ratpag be serious for a minute?  Like 2nd Ave. Sagas’ “postmortem” on subway closures serious?  We love snow.  If this organization wasn’t about rail or transit (or recreation and travel) it’d probably be about the weather.  We’d call ourselves … Continue reading

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Walking is IN: ratpag Declares 2015 the Year of Walking

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent was inspired by the recent book review about Wayne Curtis’s The Last Great Walk.  Believe it or not, your correspondent enjoys walking.  He participated in ratpag’s Four Bridge Challenge.  Here are four other walks your correspondent recommends. … Continue reading

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ratpag Reflects On One Of The Best Aspects Of Yesterday’s Climate March

Yesterday in New York City, where ratpag’s global headquarters is located, there was a march for against climate change.  ratpag thinks that’s a good thing.  Even better is that this climate change march closed several major avenues and crosstown streets to motor … Continue reading

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Two More Reasons To Never Own A Car

Think transit blows?  Love the freedom that a car provides?  Too quirky or out-of-it to figure out how a subway map works?  Despite those reasons, you still should not own a car.  On top of that, the Washington Post and … Continue reading

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Make Yourself Feel Better By Reading These Train Delay Horror Stories

  Your New Jersey correspondent has been carefully reviewing the news, to keep you, the reader, updated about new developments in rail and transit.  And, he wondered: “What story would be interesting to the readers this week?” An app developed … Continue reading

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ratpag Goes Into the New York City Backcountry

ratpag was irritable the other day.  New York City, as great as it is, well…makes ratpag feel like this at times: In search of some peace and quiet, as well as something inexpensive and accessible by public transit (because ratpag … Continue reading

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Urban Hiking: The 4 Bridge Challenge, Part 2

ratpag is back with the second part of our exciting 4 Bridge Challenge excursion, journey, what-have-you.  We began here, talking of our travels from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Manhattan all over again.  So exciting.  Well guess what?  Part 2 really picks … Continue reading

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The NYPD Goes After Illegal Swipers and ratpag Celebrates Yosemite’s 150th Anniversary

There are two things ratpag gets a hardon (you might not want to click that) for:  transportation funding and national parks.  So what a day we have today with two articles touching on these topics so near and dear to ratpag’s … Continue reading

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Buses, Booze, Tech Startups, And Monkeys (In That Order)

If you live in the Boston-to-DC Northeast corridor, as most of ratpag does, you’ll understand our love of non-Greyhound buses. You see, traveling by car from DC to Boston costs about $67 in tolls Northbound, and only slightly less Southbound. … Continue reading

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Bike To Work Day (Or Death To Cars Day)

Did you know that today is bike to work day?  Did you bike to work?  No?  Well go home (via transit), drag your bike out of the basement, put some air in the tires, a little grease on the chain … Continue reading

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