Apr 21, 2010 Subway Artifacts
The old rumor (that actually holds true) is that New York has giant rats in the subway system. It’s true we do, but I wouldn’t necessarily call them giant. Once in a while you can catch them scurrying around looking through the trash that people had dropped on the tracks. Not surprisingly, you get used to seeing them.
The MTA does their diligence to maintain the rat population, and we are notified through signs like this.
Look at those FAT serifs in all caps! I always think these signs are neat, because they totally don’t match anything else in the subway system. Even the periods in the N.Y.C. seem redundant. Doesn’t NYC Transit have it’s own logo?
And who doesn’t love the silhouette art of the rat? The only way it could have been better, was if they did a dead rat on his back.