NYC Subway Travel Guide From a Local

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Compte Prive · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Fellow Native New Yorker:
1) Would've been nice to mention train -> bus transfers and how they work exactly.

2) Google maps is great but there's an app called CityMapper that is THE BEST. I actually use it for CitiBike since it shows you all the bike stations and directions from one station to the next.

3) The main way to take advantage of the subway's speed is to leverage Express trains!! Would've been a great topic to cover.

4) Finally a pro tip in the summer months is to NOT wait for your train on the actual train platform if you don't want your bones to melt. Whenever possible, check how soon your train will arrive, wait in front of the turnstiles where you might take advantage of the wind coming from the street, and o ly go on the platform if your train is 1minute away. And get a bottle of cold water from the deli.

MrBlackspoon · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

7-day unlimited ride is 33 bucks now

my world of experience · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Wow, where was the spot? 0:05 😍

Chris Han · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

I think#24 is worth explaining a little further

Liza Toft · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

good video except there are a few rules that nobody really care about, like a kid thats under 5' can always hop the turn style as long as there with a adult nobody really cares about 44''.

Mahesh M · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

I love NYC… I was confused many times & took the wrong trains but that's how I learned no surprise I'm still confused…lol anyways, I'm living in Cali right now 😀

solanum · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Do you have any dedicated subway app ?

Daniel Xu · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

That luggage tip really worked 🙂

Katie Pustay · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

I must be old, because I remember using tokens and when it cost $1.50

Mekai Ramirez · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Umm I call the it the train but nice video

Gabriel Monteiro · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Nice video. Can two persons share one single metro 7-days unlimited card?

Rajeb Haque · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

This was an awesome video! So thank you.

Book of shadows contributor Brian · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Anything new tips? Hi from DC

Kay Flip · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Don't need to repay if you take the wrong entrance. Just take the train and cross over when then you reach a station with a middle platform.

Henry Black · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

You say you were born and raised here – why do you have that god awful California valley girl accent?
I smell bullshit.

Emil Y · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

What is the stations name in the first opening shot?

Keekee · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

South Korea's method of transportation is so much easier than this. Whether its bus or train its so easy.

Peter Pacheco · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Hi just want to say great videos since i will be traveling to New York in a couple of weeks, and looking for what to watch out for, cheap things to do, etc. Keep up the good work.


현동 · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

It is very beneficial video for me. Thank you. I have a question. Can I use new york metro card if I go Jersey city?

British-Aussie Lover · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Interesting that New York still uses magnetic strips. Here in the U.K. we use the same technology as contactless debit cards for train turnstiles, such as the Oyster card in London.

Shell_Shocker Gaming · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

Lol mad people call it the train

foxandnews bad women · July 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

OK I know they have the metrocard, but is there any app for the train that you can have a barcode scan?. Wouldn't that be easier than swiping your card every trip and also to reload?. I'm asking because I am gonna move up there soon and use apps on my phone for just about everything. And I would think a city like new york would have a scan app. Thx

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