From the NYT article This is a good one, and a good reminder that New Yorkers are not immune to the scourge of trains and the dangers of being in a crowded city, especially if you’re an older white guy.
As the New York Times points out, it’s not just young white guys that can be at risk.
“The subway system has been beset by problems in recent years, from the death of a 22-year-old man in 2006 who jumped a platform at Penn Station to the subway’s inability to accommodate more passengers after a series of incidents in the early 1990s, according to the Times.
And last year, the MTA shut down a train in Brooklyn and fined some subway riders more than $300,000.”
If you’re looking for some inspiration, there are some good posters to go along with the photo above.
“I’ve never been in a subway station, but it was really depressing,” said James Mancuso, who was riding the No. 7 train in Williamsburg when it hit the man.
“When I saw the train coming, I knew it was going to hit him.
I looked at my friend and said, ‘I’m going to go get the cops.'”