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Reading on the subway

4 Feb


“Angelica Ayala, center, memorizes her lines in English and Spanish for a role in the play “Peccatoribus.” At right, Asiria Mateo, 26, reads “Deep,” a work of urban fiction by Danette Majette.”

An absolutely wonderful story, with photographs, about people reading on The New York City subway.

“Reading on the subway is a New York ritual, for the masters of the intricately folded newspaper like Ms. Kornhaber, who lives in Park Slope and works on the Upper East Side, as well as for teenage girls thumbing through magazines, aspiring actors memorizing lines, office workers devouring self-help inspiration, immigrants newly minted — or not — taking comfort in paragraphs in a familiar tongue.”


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