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  Straphanger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Straphanger is a nickname for a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support.
Straphanger: slang, in the military community, specifically airborne units, for airborne qualified personnel conducting an airborne operation with another unit.
Essentially all the jumpers are straphangers – but the term is only applied to those who were added at the last minute to the jump manifest or who volunteered to jump, coming from a different unit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Straphanger   (501 words)

 Straphangers Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Straphangers Campaign (1979) or Strappies is a New York City-based transit advocacy group that focuses on critiquing the operations and planning activities of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and especially that agency's affiliate, New York City Transit, operator of the city's huge subway and bus system.
Its New York City focus sometimes finds the group in opposition to the interests of riders of suburban systems, including the commuter railroads, when it perceives the needs of the latter to be in conflict with those of city residents.
The group's name is derived from the colloquial term "straphanger" for a transit rider, derived from the leather straps that standing riders used to grasp to keep their balance while the vehicle was in motion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Straphangers_Campaign   (300 words)

 - Chapter 3
Ever humbly aware of the Great Notebook in the hand of the Big Inspector—whose E.R.'s are written on the parchment of Eternity—Straphanger penetrated the veils of ecclesiastical mystery to base a rapprochement on the firm ground of the realistic doctrine of the Universal Popularity of Sin.
The squat figure of Career Minister Straphanger, Terrestrial Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Hoog, waddled into view, stylishly decked out in a short but heavily brocaded Hoogan longhi, a brilliant red sash which all but dragged the ground, and jeweled sandals.
With a surge, the Pontiff hurled the board aside, roared again, whirling to confront the dancing figure of Ambassador Straphanger, who flapped a napkin at the mud on the ornate canonicals of the guest of honor.
www.baen.com /chapters/W200201/0671318578___3.htm   (9160 words)

 HPR1.com / Best Bets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Grand Forks-based Straphanger will celebrate the release of their first full-length disc, “The Grain Belt” this weekend on both ends of the Valley with a noteworthy pair of shows.
Friday night the ‘Hangers prove their mettle in front of the Ralph’s crowd in Moorhead (23 4 St S. 218-233-3351) while Sunday they play a free show for hometown fans at Josephine Campbell Recital Hall in the Hughes Fine Arts Center on the UND campus.
Straphanger will be joined by the Sin Horses for these two shows and rumor is that the Horses will go unplugged after that, starting with their show next Wednesday at Whiteys (121 DeMers Ave.
www.hpr1.com /archives/dec1301/bestbets.htm   (647 words)

 Empire Arts Center :: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Grand Forks' Genuflect Records and local entrepreneur group Vastlane.org are sponsoring a concert at the Empire Arts Center on Friday, March 7.
Straphanger is Jason Lay (guitar), Brian Schill (bass) and Isaac Turner (drums).
In 2002 Straphanger released a 7" record on Kansas City label Mental Telemetry Records.
www.empireartscenter.com /indie.html   (267 words)

 Straps Photo Contest
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign's First Annual Subway and Bus Photo Contest is closed as of 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 30th, 2004.
The Straphangers Campaign will ask our list of 35,000 transit activist subscribers to vote online for their favorite entry in the “Transit Slice of Life” category.
The Straphangers Campaign will submit all “Fixer Upper” finalists to transit officials to resolve the problem, as well as the finalists in the “Transit Slice of Life” category.
www.straphangers.org /photoban/contest.htm   (557 words)

 The Big Apple: Straphanger
A “straphanger” is someone who rides the trains or buses.
The subway is about 100 years old, but “straphanger” is even older.
But Lili (a dwarf elephant – ed.) weighs only seventy pounds and her tread would not affect a corn as much as that of the dudish strap-hanger whose equilibrium has been disturbed by the sudden jerk of a green gripman.
www.barrypopik.com /article/114/straphanger   (201 words)

Sadly, in much the same way that a really good fuck can lead to unwanted pregnancy and a host of diseases, the wondrous subway is also a magnet for the worst behavior that one can find outside of a padded cell, perpetrated by both “upstanding” citizens and the vilest dregs of society.
In some cases, the average straphanger would actually welcome the muzzle of a snub-nosed revolver stuffed into their bridgework rather than face some of the horrors of daily tubeway pests.
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
buncheness.blogspot.com /2005/10/straphangers-vengeance-people-on.html   (2803 words)

 Y.P.R.: How to Get a New York City Straphanger to Bankroll Your Alternative Lifestyle
Make sure your story is rife with characters and settings into which the straphangers can sink their teeth; provide a bicycle chain of narrative events that does not go astray for a sentence.
Tell the straphangers that they need to give you money, lots of it, because you need to buy a briefcase full of taser guns powerful enough to mince the MSGs that are being pumped out of the lunchmeat distribution center.
As the straphangers rub their chins and eyeball each other, repeat the message: There are lethal MSGs being released through the smokestacks, trailer ports, ductwork, intercoms, electrical sockets, and the fence that encircles the lunchmeat headquarters.
www.yankeepotroast.org /archives/2005/03/how_to_get_a_ne.html   (811 words)

 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: Press Release: Cyclist Out-Commutes Straphanger and Taxi Rider in AM Race
This morning, Sarah Oakes won the Bike Week NYC 2003 Commuter Race by making it from Junior's Restaurant on Flatbush and DeKalb in Brooklyn to Columbus Circle in 29 minutes--on bicycle.
Oakes beat the straphanger, Nathan Ellingson by five minutes.
And, though she was able to hail a yellow cab without trouble in Brooklyn, taxi rider Tracy Pesin came in last place at 39 minutes.
www.transalt.org /press/releases/030505commuterrace2.html   (437 words)

 Table of Contents for MTR #261   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In July 1997, with strong backing from the business and environmental community, Governor Rowland signed into law an ambitious bill that pressed for a solution to the growing traffic grid-lock...
Today the MTA notified the U.S. District Court and Straphanger's Campaign and RPA officials that it would end its objections to one of two ads urging investment in NYC transit.
This week the Straphanger's Campaign released Standing Still, its third annual report on the state of MTA bus service.
www.tstc.org /bulletin/20000317   (290 words)

 Statement Regarding Comptroller Letter to Straphanger Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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STATEMENT BY MTA CHAIRMAN PETER S. The State Comptroller, in a recent letter to the Straphangers Campaign, clearly acknowledges that the fare increase was indeed justified and is needed both this year and next.
It represents a clear vindication of the MTA Board’s March vote to increase fares and tolls.
www.mta.nyc.ny.us /mta/news/releases03/030605.htm   (208 words)

 Table of Contents for MTR #254   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In its third annual survey of NYC subway cleanliness, the Straphanger's Campaign reported that an average of two out of every three subway cars still do not
The Straphanger's Campaign, Transportation Alternatives, and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign sent a letter to Mayor Giuliani last week urging him to ta
Staten Island constituencies are weighing in on the problem of NYC Transit bus parking.
www.tstc.org /bulletin/20000128   (289 words)

 Literatureview.com: May 26, 2005 – Introducing my Friend Don
Also, I’ve tried to keep true to the way Don spoke to me, making changes to correct the meaning of what he was saying.
So I went on the cuff for 100,000 copies of this newspaper called the Straphanger.
So I went to elevator operators in his building and I said, “Are you going to vote for ML?” Anyway I got 20 or so union people and got them to endorse ML and underneath their names I put the union they belonged to.
www.literatureview.com /blog/2005/05/may-26-2005-introducing-my-friend-don.html   (2078 words)

 Publisher-supplied biographical information about contributor(s) for Library of Congress control number 96181610   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Library of Congress makes no claims as to the accuracy of the information provided, and will not maintain or otherwise edit/update the information supplied by the publisher.
Roger Tagholm ('Straphanger') was born in 1957 in Croydon and then moved to LA. Unfortunately, LA stands for Lower Addiscombe which is also in Croydon.
A journalist for nearly 10 years, he has written a wide range of publications including the Guardian, Punch and Time Out.
www.loc.gov /catdir/bios/orion051/96181610.html   (151 words)

 TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES: Press Release: NYC Transportation Advocates Battle for Fastest Commute: Cyclist ...
This morning, commuter bicyclist Paul S. White, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, won the Bike Month NYC 2004 Commuter Race by making it from Junior’s Restaurant on Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn to Columbus Circle in Manhattan in 25 minutes.
White beat taxi rider Jon Orcutt, Executive Director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, by five minutes and subway rider, Gene Russianoff, Senior Attorney for NYPIRG’s Straphanger’s Campaign, by ten minutes.
White, a regular bike commuter, reported that he was happy that his “victory proves to would-be bike commuters that getting to work by bike is fast and easy.” He encouraged others to “take advantage of the good summer weather and give bike commuting a spin.”
www.transalt.org /press/releases/040503bikemonth3.html   (466 words)

 NY1: Transit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The N line has come to an end at the 86th Street/Gravesend station since the fall of 2001, when a $294 million rehabilitation project began at the Stillwell Avenue terminal, the last stop on the line.
The N will rejoin those lines on May 29th, the day before Memorial Day, and just in time for the summer beach season.
Now that the station is basically complete, riders are ready to welcome the N train back with open arms.
www.ny1.com /ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=5&aid=51022   (606 words)

 TranStrap - Personal Strap for Public Transit - News
A Boston inventor wants to put the 'strap' back in straphanger for New Yorkers.
revitalize the "straphanger" moniker once and for all.
In New York City, "straphangers" is the term used for subway commuters.
www.transtrap.com /news.html   (1540 words)

 NY1: Top Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New Yorkers may not agree on much, but when it comes to offensive subway odors, regular users of the 51st Street/Lexington Avenue station are unanimous: this place is in a class all by itself.
And everyone's got their own way of describing it.
Riders say the odor can take its toll, and needs to be corrected.
www.ny1.com /ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=54056   (541 words)

 New York City BVE Motorman's Forum - Bench Seating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It's something I've never seen before or don't remember seeing.
Warn Straphanger · View Straphanger's Warnings · #2
Please use all available doors...you have 33 to choose from.
www.takiweb.com /~ntwrkguy/motormanforum/showthread.php?t=843   (244 words)

 Musical Correctness: the running score for Straphanger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The average musical correctness score (remember: (c@ + E) X (rP + iP + T) = mc) for Straphanger is 180.64
Go back and try again, if you like.
Or you can look at the results so far.
www.silkworm.net /mc/display.php?band=Straphanger   (38 words)

 Thomas D. Shanahan
STRAPHANGERS AND COMMON CAUSE V. Litigation involving MSG, Jet's and MTA
STRAPHANGER CAMPAIGN V. In this case, Tom Shanahan represented the Straphanger Campaign.
Straphangers Campaign - Press Release 5/14/03 'Hallelujah!' Say Petitioners After Court Orders MTA to Roll Back the Fare (Adobe PDF) - 64k
www.shanahanlaw.com /cases.htm   (1095 words)

 Comfort Zone
The school bell jolts students from their desks, and hordes of them spill out of classrooms into the corridors and trudge to their next class.
Teachers monitoring the hallway traffic recognize a few familiar faces, but most of the students are as anonymous as a straphanger with his face buried in the morning paper on a Manhattan subway.
Is that an average student who quietly goes to class and gets decent grades without attracting attention to himself?
asumag.com /mag/university_comfort_zone   (1976 words)

 Photography Ban on New York City Subways - O'Reilly Sysadmin
Monday, January 10th is the last day to submit a comment on the proposed photography ban on New York City subways.
If you don’t know about the ban, you can read more at the Straphanger’s web site or please submit a comment against the ban by using this form.
N.B.: The form can be confusing at first glance.
www.oreillynet.com /sysadmin/blog/2005/01/photography_ban_on_new_york_ci.html   (577 words)

 straphanger - English-French Dictionary - WordReference.com
We found no French translation for 'straphanger' in our English to French Dictionary.
Or did you want to translate 'straphanger' from French to English?
Forum discussions with the word(s) 'straphanger' in the title:
www.wordreference.com /enfr/straphanger   (41 words)

 MilkandCookies - 19 (not 101) Kooky Japanese Inventions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I noticed a few that I'd actually buy.
As a straphanger commuter, I find the subway could use some of these ingenuities.
Comments listed by date, oldest first, group by thread.
www.milkandcookies.com /links/27538/detail   (105 words)

 NYPIRG Straphangers' Campaign
Sign up to get weekly e-mail notices of subway diversions!
I want to be a part of the Straphangers' Network!
Got a complaint or compliment for the MTA?
www.straphangers.org   (41 words)

 I.N._30   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Straphanger's Ball (CD, featuring Hal McGhee and many other original improvisors)
Straphanger's Art Ensemble: STRAPHANGER'S BALL - This CD (yep, it's NOT a tape) came in from our long-time home-taper friend Hal McGee.
It's the result of some very spontaneous improvisations between him and a "cast of thousands".
home.comcast.net /~rotcod/z30.htm   (7449 words)

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