The scene: a crowded 1 train at rush hour, boarded at 14th Street. I am standing by the door, people crunched in front of me.
To my right are a man and woman sitting in the seats. They look a little confused.
The train stops at Christopher. The woman half stands up, looking around over many commuters’ heads, nervously.
From across the train, a disembodied voice calls out. “Not yet! You’re at Christopher Street.”
Relieved, the woman sits back down. The couple gets off at Houston with a thumbs-up to a woman standing by the other door.