New York City’s mass transit system is the great equalizer.

Regardless of your cultural, educational or socio-economic background, if you ride NYC’s iron horse, you share an up-close-and-personal experience with the best (and the worst) of everything the city has to offer.

NYC subways are also where you can capture the flyest, most diverse and most unexpected displays of fashion and urban couture.

Check out who we caught riding the iron horse this week donning their signature style.

Meet Devin, the sculptor, from Fort Greene, Brooklyn. He was in Manhattan waiting to catch a train back to his Brooklyn art studio! What caught The Reader’s eye were his polka dots, which you don’t see on very many people lately. Plus his cute red sneakers were a great choice.
Meet Nigel “Docta Gel” Dunkley, a comedian, poet and ventriloquist. What caught the Reader’s eye was his combination green suitcase, red bow-tie and brown t-shirt, which read “Cindy Hot Chocolate.” Turns out, he was just arriving on the subway platform with his side-kick Cindy in the green suitcase to put in a few hours of ventriloquism. Within seconds of taking Cindy out, she began talking and had the entire platform giggling. Even a few of the kids recognized “Docta Gel” from YouTube. You can reach this talented ventriloquist at

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  1. God, he’s wonderful! And making everybody laugh so much (including me.) I hope one day I’m on his train.

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