2006_01_subsnork1.jpgThe charming Bahamas tourism campaign seems to be running a new ad campaign in the subways. One poster we saw has suggestions for "Subway snorkeling":

How to Subway Snorkel:

MATERIALS NEEDED
(1) Crowded subway

1. Enter a crowded subway station (for prime viewing, choose the L, the A, or the 4 at rush hour)
2. Float from car to car experiencing all the beauty and diversity of New York's underground animals, from Wall Street sharks to Brooklyn urchins
3. Be respectful of their habitat

But floating from car to car is totally illegal now! Unless you're doing the "rush from train car to train platform to new train car" thing which is a pain. But there is a good idea buried in this - oxygen tanks for your subway journeys. No more smells, though Vicks VapoRub under the nose is less bulky.

And one of our favorite subway station art displays is the Houston Street 1 station's submerged subway platform - complete with manatee! It's glass mosaic called Platform Diving by Deborah Brown.