Improv Everywhere Turns NYC Subway into Luxury Spa

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Imagine getting off the train at theĀ 34th Street subway station and seeing a bunch of people sitting on benches in white robes and towels.

That’s exactly the scene Improv Everywhere decided to set up on an 85 degree day in NYC. It was 95 degrees underground, which is the perfect temperature for a relaxing sauna.

So why not?

“It’s surprising,” said one woman. “Unusual.”

The crew set up a sauna station on the benches, a water mist platform, and even a hot stone massage.

“That stone treatment is lovely,” said a lady after trying the massage.

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Most of the people exiting the trains were utterly confused. Others were amused at the idea and decided to take advantage.

I’d be a bit skeptical of the germs lurking on the subway benches, so I wouldn’t want to sit on them in just a towel or robe.

I would, however, waste no time signing up for that hot stone massage!

The funniest part is the way they packed everything up and left as if nothing ever happened.

How would you react if you got off the train to find 34th Street renamed 34th Spa?

Watch the hilarious video below.

 

Gantry Plaza State Park and East River Ferry

Gantry and East River Ferry

Yesterday I went to visit Gantry Plaza State Park with my friend Kristell.

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During senior year of high school back in May 2012, a trip to this very park was planned for Senior Skip Day.

But we were such good students that we didn’t go.

That and my rough draft in creative writing was being peer critiqued that day.

So about a year later we finally got to visit the park.

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Kristell and I on one of the cool wooden park chairs

Its a very lovely park. Gantry is located in Long Island City, right along the East River, so you can see the buildings in the city from there.

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The view was just breathtaking.

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After strolling through the park for a while, we decided to try to find the East River Ferry.

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We got lost and had to ask for directions. Twice.

So much for iPhone maps, eh?

In our defense, there was construction everywhere.

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PicsArt_1371144316555 View from the Gantry ferry dock.

The $4 ferry ride from Gantry to 34th Street was short. The second level of the boat was so cool! We could see all of the Manhattan skyline from there. I was in awe.

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If you’re ever in Long Island City looking for something touristy to do, this should be on your list. Take a trip to Gantry, enjoy the skyline, and then take the ferry into the city for some sightseeing.

Enjoy some footage from Gantry and the East River Ferry!