New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

These have been appearing all over the city’s parks.

Ok, that’s pretty impressive.


CityMapper is a pretty cool app, you guys.




We’ve all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turnstile.

"Please Swipe Again". "Please Swipe Again". "Insufficient Fare".

The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”….

Subway card math.

New Yorkers! I finally got an automatically refilling MTA card and you should do it too. Do it right now. It takes less time than two at-station refills. And then you are set for life you have a key to the city you are a golden child. You will walk Broadway barefoot slurping coffee from your Big Hug Mug and you will greet every resident of this city by name.

I just buy weeklies through transitchek at work.


People have been reblogging recent strips from ancient bad webcomic Megatokyo to note that it’s still running and basically hasn’t changed at all

This made me idly wonder what Rodney Caston, real-life model for the hardcore gamer character “Largo,” was doing these days, since he stopped being involved the strip early on

Well, apparently it’s this:


Was that you I saw in line a Shake Shack in Grand Central two Friday's ago?

I was wondering if that was you I saw walking around in a vest in Grand Central two Fridays ago.


it’s waiting