A dispatch from the field - the Ditmars Boulevard field, that is - from Dan Dickinson, who says that there is no N service into Manhattan from Queens. Why? A broken rail at Lexington! Now the MTA's service advisory is up, and it's a doozy:

Due to a rail condition at the Lexington Avenue-59th Street Station:

There is no service on the W train between the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station and the Whitehall Street-South Ferry Station.

In addition, there is no service on the N train between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the Astoria-Ditmars Boulevard Station.

Also, the Manhattan-bound R trains are running on the F line between the 57th Street-7th Avenue Station and the 36th Street Station.

Please expect delays in service on the N, R and F trains at this time.

Brilliant! What's also great is that there are no announcements being made on the train, so the people who were at Ditmars Boulevard and heard the announcements on the PA system are the ones telling fellow passengers what's up.

Good luck, everyone.

Photograph of the mob scene at Queensboro Plaza by Dan Dickinson