Commuting by train is one of life's great joys, someone said never, but there are little perks that help ease the burden: A cup of hot coffee helps, and a newspaper or book to pass the time. And, while you're waiting, a place to sit down.
Village Voice photo Relocated: your poor, tired ass. Believe it or not, Penn Station just got even more uncomfortable!
For those who must avail themselves of New Jersey Transit out of New York's Penn Station, that last modicum of creature comfort and human dignity vanished without explanation earlier this month. Adding insult to, well, insult, the extraction — which removed every single seating surface on the terminal's main concourse — took place not long after the transportation agency announced proposed fare hikes that would add nearly 10 percent to the average straphanger's daily outlay.More »