For those of you who, like me, have been following the saga of the disabled Manhattan C train from afar: the train is now back up and running, less than 10 days after MTA officials estimated it would take five years to repair. Over the past week, New Yorkers have reportedly taken much glee in talking about the huge tasks of the city’s history that took less than five years to complete (the George Washington Bridge, four years; the Empire State Building, one year and 45 days; the entire IRT, which is the subway that went on to form the City Hall to Grand Central portion of the West Side’s red line, four years); it’s nice to see that the innate New York skepticism was proven to be correct.