50 Street Style Snaps from NYC's Sexiest Subway Routes

Back in early 2011, we published a little pictorial featuring NYC's most stylish and sexiest straphangers. You guys couldn't get enough. So, we've ventured underground once again, zigzagging beneath the city from Fort Greene to the Upper East Side, and from Williamsburg to Harlem. Our findings: The subway is still one of the most democratic and captivating places in the world, to see and be seen.
This time, we discovered fresh-faced (albeit Fashion Week-weary) models, the "conventionally employed" in business attire, garrulous Europeans, guarded locals, ambitious new transplants, and the hottest set of buskers we've ever seen. For all you singletons out there: Save your cab fare, lock up the bicycle, and consider riding the subway as an investment in your romantic future. There are no guest lists or flutes of champagne in the tunnels, but a MetroCard gets you into one of the steamiest spots in town!
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6 Train, Spring Street, 3:30 p.m.: Sonja, a radiant actress residing in the Upper East Side, is dressed in head-to-toe BLK DNM on a warm winter day.

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L Train, Union Square, 7:06 p.m.: Dennis lives in Bushwick, but dresses as if he were about to embark on a fox hunt in Yorkshire.

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L Train, Bedford Avenue, 11:50 p.m.: Lina, a model, heading home late after a long day. Who says modeling is a cake walk?

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C Train, Clinton-Washington streets, 9:20 a.m.: James’ attractiveness is enhanced further by his melodious Kentuckian accent.

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A Train, West 4th Street, 9 p.m.: Elisse is all pretty in pink.

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L Train, Bedford Avenue, 3:34 p.m.: The Tailored Trenchcoat: As much a wardrobe staple for men as the little black dress is for women.

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L Train, Union Square, 6:45 p.m.: These passengers’ matching colors suggest that sea green is the next black.

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6 Train, Spring Street, 4:43 p.m.: “I make music on laptops, just like everybody else,” Biu explains in a self-deprecating manner typical of the Brits.

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6 Train, Union Square, 1:55 p.m.: Shayona, a D.C. resident, decided on a last-minute weekend trip to NY to let loose with old sorority girlfriends. (Delta Delta Delta!)

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A Train, 125 Street, 10:01 a.m.: It is so refreshing to see men dressing up for work.

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L Train, Bedford Avenue, 12:40 p.m.: Margaux, with her darling burst of freckles, wins our vote for cutest underground busker.

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N Train, 8th Street NYU, 2:55 p.m.: Every attractive woman is equipped with a sixth sense that informs her when there’s a camera in the vicinity.

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L Train, 8th Avenue and 14th Street, 4:23 p.m.: Mark emerges from the underground looking rocker-chic.

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N/R Train, Prince Street, 12:10 p.m.: Anna exudes dramatic panache with her extraordinary hair and mélange of black, textured layers.

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L Train, 3rd Avenue, 8:34 p.m.: From his Valentine’s Day gift bag, it must be sadly inferred that he’s taken.

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A Train, 59th Street Columbus Circle, 6:40 p.m.: This model makes even flushed look fashionable.

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N/R Train, Prince Street, 2:40 p.m.: Maria’s loose tresses and light makeup attest to her true natural beauty.

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L Train, 3rd Avenue, 6:30 p.m.: Evan stares stoically and soberly into space.

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N/R Train, Union Square, 2:43 p.m.: Abella describes her outfit as a battle of “mismatched, clashing furs”; She received her chinchilla fur scarf as trade from a modeling gig.

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6 Train, Astor Place, 4:32 p.m.: There is nothing sexier than a literate man.

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N/R Train, 5th Avenue and 53rd Street, 2:03 p.m.: Pauline, a soft-spoken French tourist, roams the city toting her DSLR.

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C Train, West 4th Street, 10:02 p.m.: Tom, a medical student, could well be training to be the next McDreamy.

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A Train, 125th Street, 10:47 a.m.: Barbara embarks on long commute toward Downtown from Harlem.

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6 Train, 59th Street, 8:45 a.m.: Pie graphs and flow charts occupy this commuter’s mind on this particular morning.

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L Train, 8th Avenue and 14th Street, 9:40 p.m.: So, he probably participates in a fantasy basketball league and listens solely to Greenday…but he’s still good-looking!

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A Train, Jay Street, 9:55 p.m.: A girl taps away at her phone to assuage the boredom that accompanies the quotidian commute.

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N/R Train, Prince Street, 12:10 p.m.: This Italian could swoop us away on his vespa any day!

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A Train, 66th Street Lincoln Center, 6:50 p.m.: A deep red lip heightens Olena’s sultry smirk.

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L Train, Union Square, 2 p.m.: A collection of onlookers gathers around this subway serenader.

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L Train, Union Square, 8:03 p.m.: We’re envious of girls who can maintain such calm in the chaos of the subway.

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L Train, 3rd Avenue, 10:52 p.m.: A candid moment between friends.

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C Train, Lafayette Avenue, 6:20 p.m.: Roshanica, a student at John Jay College, is prepping for class.

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J Train, Marcy Avenue, 9 a.m.: Anna awaits fretfully on the platform while enduring nippy temperatures.

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N/R Train, 59th Street and 5th Avenue, 2:20 p.m.: We discovered Chuck Bass’ doppleganger in (where else?) the Upper East Side.

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L Train, Union Square, 12:32 p.m.: Elizabeth, a Peruvian photographer, stocks up on sweets in anticipation for a long day of shuttling between photo jobs.

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N/R Train, Prince Street, 11:46 a.m.: Franziska is rushing to the Calvin Klein show. Next stop – Milan!

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6 Train, 5th Avenue and 59th Street, 1:03 p.m.: We scope out this guy as he scopes out the map.

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J Train, Marcy Avenue, 2:30 p.m.: Tenay works at Forever21 and is sporting flattering Aldo frames.

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2 Train, 42nd Street Times Square, 6:14 p.m.: Businessmen rush quickly past to transfer trains (or escape our lens).

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L Train, Union Square, noon: Despite the lunch-hour rush, Jana remains calm and poised.

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L Train, Union Square, 7:40 p.m.: Adam’s accessories speak volumes: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to: Starting Your Own Restaurant and a venti latte.

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L Train, 1st Avenue, 11:43 a.m.: Abby seems like the type of girl who’d enjoy a midnight screening of a Rohmer flick followed by a playful debate over a charcuterie platter. Any takers?

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L Train, Union Square, 7:28 p.m.: Perhaps he’s contemplating his uncanny resemblance to Wentworth Miller.

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L Train, 6th Avenue, 7:30 p.m.: We’ll settle for a smirk over a smile.

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M Train, Delancey Street, 7:30 p.m.: Becky’s exhibited a strong personal style with her eclectic arrangement of vintage pieces and billowy bundle of ginger wisps.

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L Train, Union Square, 4:55 p.m.: This man is intent on heading home...there's no place like home.

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6 Train, 33rd Street, 2:39 p.m.: Candice primps last-minute before attending a fashion show Downtown.

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L Train, Bedford Avenue, 12:50 p.m.: A passenger takes a moment to document one of the frequent, entertaining spectacles on the Bedford platform.

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C Train, Clinton-Washington streets, 10:02 a.m.: Tiffany’s swoopy fringe frames her dazzling emerald eyes.

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L Train, Union Square, 11:30 a.m.: It’s Monday morning and you’ve got a camera in your face; wouldn’t you be this irritated too?

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