quote 17:42:53 Figuring out why New York City subway trains seem to be playing Leonard Bernstein proves a much more difficult task. Juan Harvey, a messenger waiting yesterday at the 66th Street station, said he has heard the song and believed it is ”some kind of a plot by the Japanese to brainwash us all.” This would be an intriguing line of inquiry, except that the new No. 2 trains are manufactured by a Canadian company called Bombardier. Informed of this, Mr. Harvey said that he did not think the Canadians would want to brainwash us.
Randy Kennedy, reporting for the New York Times in 2002, in a story titled Tunnel Vision - Three-Note Mystery Haunts Riders on No. 2 Line. (Thanks, Chris.)