A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 11, 2020
“The subway is just a moving waiting room”

Various forms of transportation have been described as “a moving waiting room.” “Traveling is kind of like sitting in a moving waiting room” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on March 18, 2020.

“If a train is basically a moving waiting room, they should provide commuters with newspapers,magazines& annoying children” was posted on Twitter by Elo on October 16, 2012. “Riding BART is like being in a moving waiting room” (BART is Bay Area Rapid Transit trains—ed.) was posted on Twitter by apo on December 5, 2012. “Train rides used to be fun now they’re like a moving waiting room for life. #ohwell” was posted on Twitter by Ryan on December 23, 2015. “The subway is just a moving waiting room” was posted on Twitter by Caleb Lewis on March 28, 2017.

“Busses and hospitals are fully awful. Especially the busses that take you to the hospital, it’s like a moving waiting room. #JustCrashNow” was posted on Twitter by hkh on August 5, 2013. “The Bus is like… a moving waiting room… Oh my God… I’m a genius!” was posted on Twitter by كرسي on April 19, 2018. “Bus-ing is like hanging out in a moving waiting room” was posted on Twitter by Kozy Kosmonaut on January 2, 2019. “A bus is just a moving waiting room, and it should be free and sociable like a waiting room or like the observation car on a train” was posted on Twitter by “decommodify survival” on December 16, 2019.

“Commuting is just sitting in a moving waiting room where everyone is farting” was posted on Twitter by Senator Tripp Hazard on November 2, 2015. “Have you ever feel that #commuting is like someone made massive a #CASTING call and everybody is in a moving waiting room, learning their lines!” was posted on Twitter by Ana Fernandez Saiz on March 21, 2019.


Twitter
Myo Campbell
@MyoLaCam
All day, everywhere, today, traffic has been heavy. Its like being in a moving waiting room…
7:58 PM · Jan 28, 2011·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Elo
@eloyise
If a train is basically a moving waiting room, they should provide commuters with newspapers,magazines& annoying children
11:05 AM · Oct 16, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
apo
@adrian_tostadas
Riding BART is like being in a moving waiting room.
9:06 AM · Dec 5, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
hkh
@heaatherhughes
Busses and hospitals are fully awful. Especially the busses that take you to the hospital, it’s like a moving waiting room. #JustCrashNow
6:00 AM · Aug 5, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Google Books
Alices Derives in Devonshire
By Phil Smith
Axminster, Devon, UK: Triarchy Press
2014
Pg. ?:
We sat down and the bus jumped forward, the harsh lights of the bus shutting out everything outside, a moving waiting room.

Google Books
The Noru 4:
When Angels Break

By Lola St.Vil
Published by author
2015
Pg. ?:
“So this train is a moving ‘waiting room’ for humans who will end up in hell

Twitter
Senator Tripp Hazard
@haavoc
Commuting is just sitting in a moving waiting room where everyone is farting.
6:37 PM · Nov 2, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Ryan
@BEEPB00P
Train rides used to be fun now they’re like a moving waiting room for life. #ohwell
9:34 PM · Dec 23, 2015·Twitterrific for iOS

Twitter
Caleb Lewis
@CalebLou
The subway is just a moving waiting room.
1:52 PM · Mar 28, 2017·Echofon

Twitter
Winston Gillis
@winston_gillis
The e train looks like a library now. But it’s still a moving waiting room with your occasional homeless smoking. My my how big a change.
8:32 AM · Jun 20, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
كرسي
@I_Sharif13
The Bus is like… a moving waiting room… Oh my God… I’m a genius!
6:56 PM · Apr 19, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kozy Kosmonaut
@KozelGoat
Replying to @AnxietySweat
Bus-ing is like hanging out in a moving waiting room
8:24 PM · Jan 2, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Ana Fernandez Saiz
@AFERNANDEZSAIZ
Have you ever feel that #commuting is like someone made massive a #CASTING call and everybody is in a moving waiting room, learning their lines!
3:08 AM · Mar 21, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Chris Dabtastic
@CDabtastic
Flying is like a moving waiting room full of fat people
3:01 PM · Jun 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
damien
@ghvstguytwo
a bus is just a moving waiting room wtfffffffffff
7:56 AM · Jun 19, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
decommodify survival
@Auptimist
a bus is just a moving waiting room, and it should be free and sociable like a waiting room or like the observation car on a train
7:02 PM · Dec 16, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Brysonmg March 18, 2020
Traveling is kind of like sitting in a moving waiting room.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Wednesday, March 11, 2020 • Permalink