Sunday, April 11, 2010

Priority Seating

This is not about baseball but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless...

On the N train at 11:00 pm last night, heading to my amazing friend Flora's birthday party, I sat in a subway car with a unique seating policy.

Across from me...

To my left...

Where I sat. It was unintentional but slightly apt. Btws, Laine, I always get a ton of compliments on this bag.

I liked to see where other passengers sat.
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For those of you who are unfamiliar with the inside of a NYC subway car, there are designated seats for people with "disabilities" near the doors at either end of most cars. The above signs were placed on every seat in the car, but did not cover up the original "disabilities" signs. The design of the new signs is identical to the design of the originals, which feature the same white writing on black with a white stripe.

I showed the pics to several people and no one else had seen it or heard of it. Have you?

Is this art or is this advertising? Not saying it can't be both, but the intent for each is somewhat different.



  1. I hope to see tomorrow my name on it "Priority Seating for Sarah Camut aka Frenchie".

  2. Well, if it's advertising, the TA knows about it and it will stay up. If it's graffitti, it probably won't last long ...

  3. Whoever designs these seat signs has a great sense of humor and sense of human nature. I wonder if people start to sit down, then notice the description and then sit there or move to another more appropriate seat?!