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Hitching a Ride with @NYSubwayChatter

We’ve been keeping an eye on new Twitter account @nysubwaychatter. The stream is intended to be a repository of everything from vintage photos to more recently offered and overheard public transit behavior. All in all, a wonderful micro-content niche.

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The account also shared one of the more memorable local remembrances of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, linking to a damemagazine.com piece by the site’s executive editor Kera Bolonik. If you missed the item, be sure to read – starting with this first paragraph:

I broke an unspoken rule among New Yorkers, when I found myself standing next to Philip Seymour Hoffman on a 96th Street subway platform in 2000. I didn’t pretend NOT to see him: I started a conversation with him, with a very brazen opener. I told him I’d just been thinking about him. At that time, so many theater and film geeks were: He was starring on Broadway in arguably the best and most famous production of Sam Shepard’s play, True West, with his then-frequent co-star John C. Reilly, the two alternating the lead roles, regularly and brilliantly, as warring brothers, Austin and Lee. Though those who saw Hoffman in both parts insisted the show belonged to him

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Daily Mail Reporter Wraps Up @WeAreNewYorkers Stint

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