Open Post: Hosted By The Woman Who Threw Herself A Birthday Party On The NYC Subway

November 10, 2018 / Posted by:

If Beyonce ever releases Lemonade 2, the record should be a concept album about Amber Asalay’s impromptu birthday dinner on NYC’s J train on Wednesday night. This all happened because the restaurant reservations her friends had made for her birthday fell through. THIS is how you do it when life gives you lemons!

According to the New York Post, Asalay and her pals apparently hit several stores for food, a table, decorations and a damn pinata and then boarded the J train to go full hipster by partying around a bunch of passengers who couldn’t even bother to roll their eyes since they’ve seen stranger shit on the subway.

The group boarded the subway at the Myrtle-Broadway stop in Brooklyn at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. They assembled a table, hung up streamers and even strung up a piñata, Asaly said.

“Each friend collectively grabbed a bag,” she said of how they got all the festive knick-knacks on the train. “Then we installed the table on the train.”

Amber and her crew don’t mess around. They dined on “lobster, spaghetti and drank bottles of white wine.” And how did the public react?

Asaly, a Los Angeles-based photographer, added that the straphangers who shared the subway car either ignored them or snapped photos of the party as they smashed a piñata and at their dinner.

“They were just sitting there, not saying anything,” she said.

Amber also claims an MTA worker saw the party going on and let them be.

I always assume that most subway stations and tracks and what have you are rat condos. Personally, I’ve seen more than a few pink-tailed critters running around Park Street and Downtown Crossing on the T here in Boston. So I don’t think I’d be ok with eating a full-on meal on the subway. The wine? Of course, don’t be silly. Just uncork it and drink it right from the bottle. And while this may seem like an obnoxious mess, it’s better than hearing someone scream about Jesus and the end of the world.

Pic: Instagram

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