"Date While You Wait" Offers An Alternative To NYC's Hustle And Bustle

Jul 17, 2015 By Michael W. Pirrone
New York is known as "The City That Never Sleeps." It lives up to that nickname in more ways than one. The city is always bustling, day or night. It's not just the city itself, though. It's the people. Sometimes it seems like living in New York means you yourself will never get a moment's rest. It's a city of dreamers but also of overachievers. Wall Street bankers have cots in their offices. Aspiring actors work multiple jobs and still have to find time for their passion.

It's no wonder that sometimes you can get a little jaded in the "Big Apple." Sure it's glamorous on the outside, but on the inside it's non-stop hard work. Thomas C. Knox is no stranger to the rush. A business specialist with Apple, Knox decided to throw a wrench in the status quo by launching his "Date While You Wait" project in the New York City Subway system. Not a date in the romantic sense, Thomas sets up a table and chairs on a train platform and squares off against commuters in board games and conversation.

This welcome distraction has proven extremely popular, and he's been featured on talk shows, in newspapers, and has started a larger "tour" of the city with his charming personality in tow. He's even played a round of Connect Four with Howard Wexler, the game's inventor, right in the middle of a subway station.
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