1. Nov 2, 2012 11:32am

    How Long Is the Line for ___? Your Guide to How Long You’re Going to Wait for the Brooklyn-Manhattan Shuttle, the East River Ferry, Gas, and the iPad Mini

    Trend alert! The trend is: waiting in line. This is what we do now in New York City. Want to get to Manhattan from Brooklyn? Wait in line! Want to get gas? Wait in line! Want to buy an iPad Mini? Well, fuck off, first of all, but then, wait in line. We’ve crowd-sourced information on most of the area’s major lines, and present them here to you in a handy guide format. We’ll update as the day goes on; if you have information email us at tips@gawker.com.

    Brooklyn-Manhattan Shuttle (Jay Street)

    "Wrapping around block twice" (10:28 a.m.)

    "About four blocks long" (8:58 a.m.)

    [image by Brian Ringley]

    Brooklyn-Manhattan Shuttle (Atlantic/Barclays Center)

    "Walked right on" (10:33 a.m.)

    "Wraps around the Barclay’s Center" (10:09 a.m.)

    "About 30 minutes" (9:12 a.m.)

    [image by Alec Pollak]

    Brooklyn-Manhattan Shuttle (Hewes Street)

    "No line" (9:57 a.m.)

    "Only a 5m line" (9:51 a.m.)

    [image by Michael Silver]

    East River Ferry

    "Surprisingly not bad. I had to wait for the 3rd one" (11:04 a.m.)

    "At least 200 waiting" (10:19 a.m.)

    "Over 2 blocks long, not even counting what’s in the park & piers" (10:09 a.m.)

    [image by Derek Sun]

    Gas (Anywhere)

    "2 and a half hours" (11:13 a.m)

    "35 cars" (11:13 a.m.)

    "Like the free before 12 line at the club" (10:53 a.m.)

    [image by Heidi Moore]

    iPad Mini (5th Ave. Apple Store)

    "Around Madison and back up 59th" (10:58 a.m.)

    "3 blocks long" (9:50 a.m.)

    "Over 300 [people]" (7:41 a.m.)

    [image by Alina Vandeberghe; top image via AP]

    — Max

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