Have you ever hurried to a bus stop just to see it depart? Or sprinted toward a Citi Bike station just to see the last bike pulling out? If so, this video from Gothamist video producer Jessica Leibowitz will help bring humor to those painful memories.
Watch above as New Yorkers are repeatedly denied entrance in a frustratingly tantalizing manner.
There is no quintessential NYC experience quite like running down a subway station platform with your arms flapping all about like a distressed penguin, making eye contact with the conductor, and then hesitantly stretching out your hand to try to slip between the doors before they close. For every time they re-open, they’re just as likely to slam shut in your face, leaving you gazing at your own disconsolate reflection in the greasy window as the train rolls away forever.