Often times, riding the subway system here in New York is alright. Trains run smoothly and get you to your destination in roughly the same amount of time each day. However, when a hiccup happens in the system, it can make a commute a battle that cannot be won.
This is what the decrepit Kings Highway station in Brooklyn looked like earlier this week, after we spent 25 minutes waiting for the train due to a cable fire near Dekalb Avenue. It was still only the beginning of a two-hour and 15 minute commute that covered a modest distance of five miles.
It was our battle that could not be won, since by the time we got to 59th Street, the R train had stopped running and the MTA did not tell passengers on the packed platform of this news. Dare we say it, it was our Vietnam. But at least we got this awesome photo!