The Difference Between New York and Washington
Is that while Washingtonians use their subway system, New Yorkers love their subway system. Case in point: The Saturday New York Times' special section on the New York Subway. Would the Washington Post ever run such a pullout on the Metro? Don't answer that.
The whole package is worth a skim for any train lover or New York expat, but the artistic reconceptions are particularly wonderful, the audio visual package on subway preachers lets you meet the people you never really want to stop and listen to, and this profile should reassure the next Metro general manager that while his or her job might be hard, Jay Walder's is probably worse.