Video: The New York City subway works, most of the time. It's not the flashiest and it's not the cleanest and it's not always on time and it can get too crowded during rush hour but you can get all over the city for $US2.75. Not the worst deal! It's also just part of the fabric of the city. Here are videos from DJ Hammers showing how the NYC subway works -- you get to see trains run through an entire line from the perspective of the first car.
Seeing the train slither through the tunnels and make stops at the station and bask outside in the outer boroughs is pretty damn cool.