With train delays on the rise, New Yorkers have been spending an increasing amount of time in subway stations this summer. One enterprising New Yorker has thought of a pretty brilliant way to pass that time: going on dates.
Thomas Knox has been hitting up train platforms across the city with a table, two chairs, a simple vase of flowers and, occasionally, a game of Connect Four. Then, he waits for idling commuters to take a seat and, well, get to know him a little better. Over the last 10 days, he’s posted over 30 of these “subway dates” to his Facebook and Twitter pages.
"I wanted to do something fun in the subway due to all the negative things that happen," says Knox. "I wanted to make people smile and enjoy the commute. I feel each date has been successful in its own unique way. The general reaction has been positive and hopeful."