One Less “Crazy Cue”
Here’s a shorthand for whether the kind-of-crazy looking New Yorker, talking to themselves, is really crazy — or just talking on their (blue tooth-enabled) cell: in the subway, they’re definitely crazy. Above ground . . . the odds are that they aren’t.
—City Lakes Real Estate Blog (Aug. 7, 2010)
Looks like I have to amend the foregoing guidance, in light of the following development:
Four underground stations in Manhattan will come alive on Tuesday with an amenity that has long eluded the city’s subterranean realm: cellphone service, loud and mostly clear. In a landmark trial, New York City Transit will unveil a fiber-optic network that could be expanded to every underground platform by 2016.
–“Wired Platforms at Last. Oh No, the Boss is Calling!”; The New York Times (9/26/2011)
Of course, there’s no law that says you can’t be talking on a cell phone (for real) and also be crazy . . .