New York’s G train finally gets some respect

Long scorned by city residents for its curious inability to serve Manhattan,  New York's G subway line has finally arrived in the very heart of Gotham. Gotham the ad agency, that is. The ad shop, via its relaunched Web site, and the transit line have combined their g-forces to propel the latter beyond the outer boroughs and into Grand Central Terminal, where Gotham is located (but where the Brooklyn-Queens local does not ordinarily stop). Will the city's Metropolitan Transit Authority take the subtle hint and redirect the G train to make stops on Manhattan island? Can it happen before a 25 percent fare hike or the completion of the Second Avenue Subway? No comment available at press time.

—Posted by Jim English