New York City

New York City Subway voice announcements

My post on London Underground voice announcements turned out to be surprisingly popular. So, here is another one. This time, let’s listen to the announcements on New York City Subway. This post is much smaller, but if you send in more recordings, I’ll be happy to update it.

Brooklyn bound Q Express train

From Lexington Av/63 St to Canal St:

Brooklyn bound L train

6 Av to Bedford Av:

Manhattan bound L train

An announcement on the Bedford Av platform:

3 Av to 14 St-Union Sq:

6 train

An announcement on the 68 St Downtown platform:

A couple of operator announcements on the train:

A usual pre-recorded announcement:


These you may hear on any train:

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Do you have more or better quality New York City Subway announcements recorded? Please send them to me at

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New York City lecture on Feedback

Next Tuesday, October 22, I’ll give a lecture on feedback in user interfaces in New York City:

This lecture is for both user interface designers and developers. I have done some talks on this topic, but poor understanding of the importance of feedback in interfaces remains one of the main problems with them. This lecture includes things like levels of feedback quality (immediate, continuous, physical); progress indication, skeletons, and optimistic feedback; perceived performance. Also: how to fix the iPhone X’s side button that takes a little bit of time to put your phone to sleep and make it behave like the old iPhones sleep/wake button that put it to sleep instantly.

The lecture will take place at 6:45pm, here: Starta Ventures 220 E 23rd Street #401. You’ll need to register for the Meetup. Come and tell your friends.

 184   5 mon   lectures   New York City