2. Any person who goes out publicly, politely eavesdropping, not simply for the sake of gossip, but for the hope of gaining more knowlege of how normally ignored individuals, or groups, live.
2. A subwaysleuth can be found on a park bench in the Ramble of Central Park, observing early morning birdwathcers with highy expensive binoculars. The patient subwaysleuth enjoys the admixture that eventually replaces the birders: male homosexuals looking for quick affirmations on their way to work. Nighttime sleuths get the real scoop!