• If New York is one big rat race, then the subways are the maze. (Please note: some of the rats are real, and there appears to be no cheese.) Whether you've lived here all your life or just stepped off the boat, you know that the subways get New Yorkers where they need to go... mostly. But what else do you know about the MTA? This handy test will give you something to brag about to your friends at work or at school... or it'll shame you into never stepping near a subway platform again. Which will it be?