We just get out of the Tunnel and are on 40th Street next to Post Authority.
The older men who sit at the front of The Van constantly speculate on the condition of 40th Street. There’s constant construction on a building on the south side, and every day they hypothesize about what the project entails. The general consensus is that it’s either a hotel or a branch of The New School.
40th Street is also always dug up and being paved.
“Geez,” one semi-regular on The Vanpool says. “This road is taking so long too fix.”
“You know what else is taking so long to fix,” Norm asks as he’s stepping off. “GROUND ZERO.”