I've actually never been on the New York subway. Or maybe I was once. I'm not a fan of New York. I used to take the train up there for auditions, and the moment I got off the train, I wanted to get on the train going in the direction I came from. The place is too crowded, too noisy, too dirty, and too full of people who are under the impression that they're all that and then some.
And that accent they have -- ay yi yi. (I get to listen to it 24/7 because my hubs began life in the Bronx. What was I thinking, marrying him??)
Anyway, if you were to ride public trans in New York, you'd see guys with buttons like these on their coats: