Things you probably don’t want to wake up hearing, via NPR: “The 1 and 9 trains are closed between South Ferry and 14th Street due to a police investigation: police have found an envelope containing white powder in the station at Canal and Varick Streets.” Canal and Varick? Why, that would be…where I work.
And sure enough:
Why yes, that would be a full hazmat team and about a zillion or so police and fireman all congregated outside my office window. Thank god for the pedestrian bridge over the Holland Tunnel exit, or I’d’ve had to hike about a mile from my subway stop to the office.
At this point, I would merely like to make a small request to all New York City drug dealers: could you please keep a tighter grip on your sample packages? We’d all really appreciate it.