Today is President's Day, the federal holiday celebrating the birthdays of George Washington (born February 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809). The NY Times, which refers to the day as Washington's Day, notes the closings today—government offices, post offices (but the main branch on Eighth Avenue is open), schools, no sanitation pickup, financial markets—plus the fact that NYC subways and buses are on a Saturday schedule (the LIRR is on a holiday/weekend schedule while Metro-North is on a Saturday schedule). Yes, some people heading to work today got the rude awakening that the F was running along the A line between West 4th Street and Jay Street/MetroTech.

The MTA is sneaking in a little extra work, as Second Avenue Sagas put it, since the agency doesn't usually have service changes on weekday holidays. Go to the MTA website to see where the work changes affect your subway commute.

Final President's Day factoid: Did you know that 90% of the people with the last name Washington are black? The AP's Jesse Washington writes, "The story of how Washington became the "blackest name" begins with slavery and takes a sharp turn after the Civil War, when all blacks were allowed the dignity of a surname. Even before Emancipation, many enslaved black people chose their own surnames to establish their identities. Afterward, some historians theorize, large numbers of blacks chose the name Washington in the process of asserting their freedom."