Arsenal of Exclusion: (No) Seating for Ticketed Passengers

07-13-2010

To the right are two pictures of a L.I.R.R. platform in Garden City, Long Island. Can you guess what’s wrong with these pictures? The fact that there is not a single seat of any kind in this train station proved even more aggravating because 1) Interboro arrived thirty minutes before its train did, and 2) Interboro had just spent the day talking about how to “build a better burb,” as a jury member for a competition of the same name. Well here is a good place to start: don’t be so afraid of loiterers, homeless people, and other “undesirables” that you are willing to deprive visitors to–and residents of–your preposterously segregated island of a place to sit down and wait for the train.

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