As I’m sure everyone knows, the NYC transit strike became a reality today. For me, that meant a long walk to and from work–but it was a clear and lovely day, and I took it with an adventurous attitude–even shot some photos!

I certainly hope it doesn’t last. Not only do I not want to make that walk again (once was enough), but the real suffering, the real damage, is not going to be inflicted on the MTA, or the governor, or the state, or even the striking transit workers. Too many of the sufferers are going to be the working people of the city, the people (not me) who don’t get paid if they don’t come to work, and who can’t come to work without the transit system. The TWU is punishing the victims, not the villain.