Less than a year ago, authorities stopped operating the New York subway 24 hours a day, seven days a week, shutting down the system from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to rehabilitate subway cars, which critics have had lately. Called Hygienic Theater. In a few weeks, the 24-hour subway will be back, darling.
Now I say that the subway worked 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and that’s technically true, but every New Yorker knows that taking the subway at three in the morning is at best, with lines stopping all the time. and track maintenance, and trains run slower to accommodate workers. Yet trains in the small hours are essential for large parts of the city’s workforce, who may need to go home or start work at a time when many of us are in bed.
On May 17, the overnight trains will finally return.
I’m most happy with the workers who need service at night, but secondly, the good thing about the subway being around the clock is the idea that you’ve never been stuck somewhere in New York, it’s not the case in cities like Boston or DC, where trains stopped running overnight even in “Before Times.”
In addition, we need to turn to another group of people who will be affected: New Yorkers who stay up late to ‘party’, usually with mind-altering substances. The first (obvious) point: If you intend to “party” with your friends, make sure that you and your friends are fully vaccinated or keep your social distance. The second point: If you need the train before 5 o’clock in the morning, you are probably not “partying” enough. Third point: Think about more enlightenmentd a form of “partying” that goes to bed at 10 pm. The fourth related point: Do children even “party” now? I’ve heard some worrying things about Generation Z. Fifth point: I’m sorry to inform you that this also means that New York will soon return to pretending to be a “city that never sleeps.” When can we retire? People sleep here all the time.