Vol. 18, No. 25 Dec. 29, 2005 - Jan. 11, 2006




We asked readers how they coped with the recent transit strike.

““I’m a fashion designer and I was not able to get my customer to come up here for her fitting. I did lose some business. I also couldn’t take a shipment down to the showroom.”

Leslie Monique

“We had to go to [the Williams Bridge stop] on Metro North. Sometimes I had to wait for the second train because the first one was full. There was a very big line — like five blocks to go to the train.”

Jose Elias

“I got my bike and headed on in—you got to get to work some kind of way. I had to bike from right here at Tracey Towers to 77th Street and Central Park West. I left at a quarter to four and got there at 5:30.”

Frank Rivers

““I waited on line for three hours at the Botanical Garden [Metro North stop]. I didn’t get home until 10 o’clock at night on Wednesday. My boss [was] frustrated at me getting in at 11:30 in the morning instead of 9 o’clock. But we made it!”

John Ford

““I work at a variety store near the 205th Street D station. There was no business, no people. My employee didn’t come—I worked by myself. Bus operators usually come in. I get a couple of hundred dollars from them every day. I lost this.”

Janngir Hussein

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