Joe Colinham 61, was getting a cup of coffee. Second one of the morning. The cart outside Lever House wasn’t too clean but the coffee didn’t burn and the schmear was fresh. He crumpled change and headed one block back to the museum to take the call.
In 2006 Port Authority released documents showing it’s history involved with O.N.I.
Joe had been transit historian since 1994 and never believed the stories about Montauk.
In 2007, 92nd St. was off limits for 9 months. Residents were moved to accommodations on Govenors Island. The mayor announced “Projectℵ92”. A spatial rift starting at 92nd St. and Lexington that would add ten blocks to the Upper West Side. Ten blocks of an analogous Manhattan devoid of people.
An uptown 6 was lost. Disappeared between 86th and 96th at the fold. There was no reason they needed him there. He was a tour guide.
He squinted hard. The voice on the phone said they had found “someone” at -13:before fold.
Joe hung up.
The “someone” asked for him by name.
The “someone” was him.