Here is the subway stop at 42nd nowadays.
Here is how it was in ’86.
Notice any difference?
Let’s imagine you have now taken the shuttle from Times Square.
I won’t show a pic or provide a link, but the $14 caviar sandwich at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central has just been taken off the menu.
If, like me, you know the Oyster Bar, this is a time to weep, deeply, with the blithering nostalgic intensity of a former dyed-in-the-wool commuter.
Speaking of which I almost died in the subway station at Times Square 8 years ago. I felt I was leaving myself, but then, I stayed.
It’s been a long road back.