Hey, hey, BK-Manhattan commuters! Doesn’t the morning ride to work suck? Aren’t you tired, grumbly, hungover (L liners, I’m grumbling at you), dreading your Wall Street boss, or the stock market, or whatever it is you 9-5 commuters dread? Don’t you wish you had some reading material to keep you from staring wide-eyed at that stinky half-naked man with the shopping cart, or focusing too much on your need for oxygen? Well we’ve got the answer: FREE stories!
From 7:30-9 am on Wednesday, September 8th, volunteers will be handing out free copies of One Story at subway stations throughout Brooklyn, as part of the “One Story, One Borough” campaign, in our ongoing effort to save the short story. Each issue will include an invite to a One Story reading by Brooklyn OS authors James Hannaham, Reif Larsen and Caedra Scott-Flaherty at noon at The Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday, September 12th. The campaign is being hosted by One Story and The Brooklyn Book Festival, and is sponsored by the JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council.
Here are the subway stations where you’ll find us:
Atlantic Ave.-Pacific St. (M, N, Q, R, B, D, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Court St.-Borough Hall (M, R, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Jay St.-Borough Hall (A, C, F)
Clinton-Washington Aves. (A, C)
Grand Army Plaza (2, 3)
Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum (2, 3)
Carroll St. (F, G)
7th Ave. (F, G)
York St. (F)
Morgan Ave. (L)*
Bedford Ave. (L)
So please, keep an eye out for us, and take a story–we won’t even make you let go of your coffee or take off your uber-huge headphones to do it.
*Did you know that this was found to be the “most romantic NYC subway station,” according to a Craigslist Missed Connections study?