A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 18, 2019
Wrong Island Fail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) provides transportation between Manhattan and Suffolk County on Long Island. Some critics have called it the “Wrong Island Fail Road” (or “Wrong Island Failroad"). “Wrong Island Fail Road (I mean Long Island Rail Road)” was posted on Ask MetaFilter on June 11, 2007. “Wrong Island Failroad” was posted on SubChat.com on July 25, 2010.

Other LIRR nicknames include “Largely Incompetent Rail Road,” “Long Island Fail Road,” “Long Island Snail Road” and “Wrong Island Rail Road.”


Wikipedia: Long Island Rail Road
The Long Island Rail Road (reporting mark LI), often abbreviated as the LIRR, is a commuter rail system in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of New York, stretching from Manhattan to the eastern tip of Suffolk County on Long Island. With an average weekday ridership of 354,800 passengers in 2016, it is the busiest commuter railroad in North America. It is also one of the world’s few commuter systems that runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. It is publicly owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which refers to it as MTA Long Island Rail Road.

The LIRR logo combines the circular MTA logo with the text Long Island Rail Road, and appears on the sides of trains. The LIRR is one of two commuter rail systems owned by the MTA, the other being the Metro-North Railroad in the northern suburbs of the New York area. Established in 1834 and having operated continuously since then, it is one of the oldest railroads in the United States still operating under its original name and charter.

Ask MetaFilter
Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport to Brooklyn, NY?
June 11, 2007 7:51 AM
What is the best way to get from Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport to Brooklyn, NY?
posted by brokekid to Travel & Transportation around Brooklyn, NY

You could take a cab or shuttle from the airport to the Wrong Island Fail Road (I mean Long Island Rail Road), and take that to the LIRR Flatbush Ave terminal in Brooklyn.
posted by exogenous at 7:57 AM on June 11, 2007

SubChat.com
PHOTOS : LIRR Vs. Metro-North - LIRR Up First!!!
Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North’s Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun Jul 25 20:53:47 2010
Here is a mix pf photographs shot this past Wednesday, which pits my employer (and BEST commuter railroad!!! :-D) Metro-North Railroad versus the Wrong Island Failroad.....oops, I meant Long Island Railroad!!! May the best railroad win this showdown!!!

26 January 2015, O’Reilly Factor (Fox News Channel):
BILL REILLY: It’s the highest taxes in the union, okay? Roads are falling apart. The airports are falling apart. The bridges are falling apart.
MEGYN KELLY: Don’t get us started on the wrong island fail road.

Twitter
damp
@dmp27n
The Wrong Island FailRoad
8:41 PM · Jan 26, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Thomas J. Salerno
@Salerno_Thomas
Wrong Island #Fail Road #LIRR #commuterproblems
8:32 AM · Feb 20, 2015·Twitter for Android

Tracking the Light
TAKE A RIDE ON THE LIRR!
JULY 4, 2015 BRIAN SOLOMON
The Long Island Rail Road (two words) is one of America’s most intensive heavy-rail commuter operations.My late friend ‘Uncle’ Harry Vallas—a locomotive engineer on the line—affectionately called it the ‘Wrong Island Fail Road.’

Twitter
Jay Miller
@jlmjlm
@LIRRstats @LIRRoutrage @LIRRRiderUnion @WTF_LIRR @lirrpain @LIRRisInept @LIRR The Wrong Island Fail Road strikes again!
6:12 PM · Jun 6, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
It’s Michele with one “L”
@HeidiWyldChyld
Replying to @wcbs880 @Amtrak and 3 others
Amtrak is a train wreck everyday why should today be any different as is the Wrong Island Failroad and Metro North. Mass transit is a mass casualty on life support and barely hanging on.
1:43 PM · Mar 3, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Montaukoutloud
@Montaukoutloud
Replying to @LIRR
Haaaaaaa!!!!!
Wrong Island Fail Road!!!
Haaaaaa!!!!
7:46 AM · Jun 19, 2019·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Friday, October 18, 2019 • Permalink