Now There Will Be Fewer Things to Look At on the Subway

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In order to free up space for a publicity campaign, the MTA is discontinuing its "Train of Thought" series, which provided riders with short, thought-provoking literary passages to contemplate as they desperately tried to avoid eye contact with their fellow passengers. Commuters will still be able to occupy themselves by trying to see how much of the Spanish ad they can translate, however. [NYT]