By Dave Caplan
Here in New York we have the world’s largest subway system, 468 stops on almost 800 miles of track. It never stops running, transporting throngs of people 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
In 2013 New York hit a 65 year high with 1.7 billion people riding the subway, which translates to a staggering 4.7 million people a day. The busiest station is Times Square, last year over 63 million riders poured in and out of their turnstiles. As far as I’m concerned New York City is the “City that never sleeps” because our subway system supports the 24 hour a day lifestyles that define us.
If you are visiting New York for the first time I highly recommend that you take the subway at least once.
It is an experience, the best way to fully embrace and understand the incredible ethnic diversity of the “Big Apple”. With the exception of Staten Island, the subway can take you anywhere you need to go within the five boroughs. Now if you team up the subway with an unforgettable experience on the water with New York water Taxi you will leave New York with a better understanding and appreciation for a city that is surrounded by water but moves millions of people daily underground.
It’s time to explore so head to Pier 79 on Manhattan’s west side and purchase an All-Day Access Pass (ADAP). Take in the sights from the majestic Hudson River as you head downtown minus the traffic on one of our iconic Water Taxis. All of our stops, Christopher St, Battery Park, Wall St and Dumbo are near subway stations. So when you are done on the water you can go underground and travel like a “New Yorker” wherever your heart desires. And don’t forget to watch the gap!!
Last week’s trivia answer-So they won’t fall in.
Trivia question-What is the largest borough in geographical size?