Two weeks ago I was on the Manhattan bound platform when we saw a pigeon stuck on the track level at the Roosevelt Island subway station. I was unsure what to say to my 5 year old when he asked the above question. Both of us knew the bird was not easily going to retrace its “steps” to fly back up three levels to the Roosevelt Island subway entrance. If the bird was lucky perhaps he got onto the next F Train. Flying through the tunnel to Lex and 63rd Street would be no help. According to the comment left on the Flickr page for the above photo that pigeon got out via the elevator.
The above photo was taken in Dec 2005 by da mad pixelist