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  • ‘Like a Furnace’: New Yorkers Sweat It Out as Reports of Hot Subway Cars Rise

    08/22/2016 9:39:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    In the sweaty days of August, when stifling subway platforms become almost unbearable, riders are even more anxious than usual for their trains to arrive so they can cool off inside. Unless, of course, the air-conditioning on board is broken. They are known as hot cars, and Tracey-Ann Johnson found herself stepping onto one on a northbound No. 1 train in Manhattan on Sunday after brunch.
  • Subway sandwich chain worker accused of drugging police officer's drink

    08/09/2016 6:07:04 PM PDT · by SargeK · 51 replies
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  • 'Mass Hysteria' Causes Stampede at NYC Subway Station: NYPD

    06/21/2016 8:21:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 43 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | 6/21/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    "All they said was just, 'Run, run, run, run,'" one commuter recalled. "People getting stampeded, getting trampled, bags flying. It's crazy right now" Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD. Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North - 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria. Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It's not clear what led straphangers to believe someone...
  • Teen girls pummel elderly woman waiting for subway

    06/03/2016 5:43:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 3, 2016 | Amanda Woods
    Two teenage girls beat up a 78-year-old woman in a Brooklyn subway station Thursday afternoon, cops said. The girls approached the elderly woman on the southbound platform of the Franklin Avenue C train station in Bedford Stuyvesant at about 3:30 p.m. They began arguing with her, according to police. Then they punched and kicked her multiple times all over her body – including her head and face – before making a quick getaway on an incoming train.
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble

    05/06/2016 6:31:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 128 replies
    breaking911 ^ | May 3, 2016 | T. Grant Benson
    Subway Revenue Drops as It Closes Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants Subway Restaurants revenue fell in 2015 for the second straight year, a sign one of the fast-food industry’s stalwarts is losing ground to newer chains. Revenue dropped 4.3 percent to $1.11 billion last year, according to the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document, which was filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce last week. Subway owner Doctor’s Associates Inc. also is slowing its pace of new restaurant openings and shuttering hundreds of underperforming locations. Fast-casual chains such as Panera Bread Co. have been taking share from Subway restaurants in the U.S., bringing...
  • Woman Pushed Aside So Clinton Can Enter Subway

    04/13/2016 3:29:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 13, 2016 | Alan Moore
    The other day Hillary Clinton went to the New York Subway for a photo-op. She was subsequently criticized for not knowing how to use the MetroCard needed to enter. But she also committed another faux pas that went almost unnoticed: She cut in line! If this was anyone but someone with a Secret Service detail, there would have been some angry words exchanged. Oh, this poor girl: [short video at link]
  • Quick, read about Hillary’s subway struggle before the media buries it

    04/11/2016 6:54:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/08/2016 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    photo ops can suddenly turn on a politician and bite their South Side — in front of the same leering cameras. Ask Hillary Clinton after her awkward Thursday experience attempting to enter the New York City subway. Clinton’s had Secret Service chauffeurs for 23 years now. She hasn’t driven a car this century. She prohibits traveling press from photographing her boarding chartered private jets. But with the New York primary just 11 days away and another elderly ex-New Yorker undermining her sure-fire, now lame nomination campaign by winning six of the last seven contests, millionairess Clinton wanted to look like...
  • Hillary Clinton broke the rules on the NYC subway. That's not fair [Broke Law]

    04/08/2016 12:46:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 8, 2016 | Ali Gharib
    New Yorkers got a chuckle on Thursday morning when Hillary Clinton rode the subway. On her way into the station, Clinton had a little bit of trouble swiping her MetroCard: it took five goes for her to finally get the green light and pass through the turnstile. This little incident became the cause of much mirth. “Clinton struggles to get through subway entrance,” said Politico. “Former New York Senator Hillary Clinton Struggles to Swipe Her Subway MetroCard,” reported ABC. “Video Shows Hillary Clinton Struggling With MetroCard At Bronx Subway Station,” said the local CBS affiliate’s website.
  • TV Cameras Catch Hillary Clinton Struggling to Enter NYC Subway (Photo Op Strike Out)

    04/07/2016 9:00:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/07/2016 | Alex Griswold |
    The downside to staging a photo op of your candidate riding on New York City’s subway system ahead of the New York state primary is that a lot of TV cameras are there if they fail to actually get on the subway. Hillary Clinton had to swipe her Metrocard fives times in order to get past the turnstile as CNN and MSNBC cameras watched on. All told, it took Clinton about twenty seconds to figure out how to get through.
  • Bernie Sanders Doesn't Know How to Ride the New York City Subway

    04/07/2016 11:38:39 AM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 5, 2016 | Rachel Dicker
    Bernie Sanders may hail from Brooklyn, but it's clearly been a while since the 74-year-old presidential candidate took the F train to Coney Island. In an interview with the Daily News, the transcript of which was released Monday, Sanders was asked whether he was going to campaign in the subway, as well as whether he knew how to ride it. "I know how to ride the subways. I've been on them once or twice," Sanders, who is no stranger to traveling with the public, told the Daily News. "Do you really?" the interviewer asked. "How do you get on the...
  • DC Metro may shut down entire rail lines for months

    03/31/2016 6:18:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2016 | Melanie Zanona
    Entire rail lines in Washington's Metrorail subway system could be shut down for months at a time to conduct repairs, the transit system's leaders acknowledged Wednesday. Board of directors Chairman Jack Evans raised the possibility during a Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments conference, saying there is not enough time to complete work during nights and weekends, according to The Washington Post.
  • Watch: Rat Crawls Up Sleeping Subway Rider's Neck

    03/29/2016 1:32:55 PM PDT · by samtheman · 29 replies
    The man who shot the video said the rider shrieked in horror once he woke up
  • Ex-Subway pitchman beaten in federal prison: TMZ

    03/16/2016 7:19:11 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Reuters vs Yahoo! News ^ | March 16, 2016 | Suzannah Gonzales
    (Reuters) - Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle, who is serving a sentence for child pornography and sex offenses, was beaten in a Colorado federal prison in late January by another inmate, according to TMZ. A prison official in Colorado and a lawyer for Fogle did not immediately respond to requests for comment. In December, Fogle, who became famous after losing weight on a diet that included sandwiches from the fast-food chain, appealed his 15-1/2-year sentence.
  • Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle binge eating in prison, already gained 30 pounds in three months

    Jared Fogle has not been eating fresh in prison — he’s already gained 30 pounds behind bars, according to a report. The sandwich-peddling pedophile has packed on the pounds in just three months thanks to his new prison diet: meals filled with sugar and fat. Jared Fogle has reported gained 30 pounds on his new prison diet. Joey Foley/Getty Images Jared Fogle has reported gained 30 pounds on his new prison diet. Fogle, the disgraced Subway spokesman who rose to fame after dropping 245 pounds eating a diet filled with sandwiches, has traded turkey and veggie subs for cakes and...
  • Jared Fogle Beaten Bloody In Prison

    03/16/2016 9:55:22 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 3/16/16 | Joe Otterson
    Former Subway spokesman and convicted sex offender is beaten by another inmate months into 15-year sentence Jared Fogle survived an assault by another inmate at the federal correctional institution in which he is currently serving a 15-year sentence. Another inmate at the Englewood, Colorado, prison cornered Fogle in the prison recreation yard on Jan. 29, pushed him to the ground, and hit him with a flurry of punches to the face, according to TMZ. Fogle escaped with a bloody nose, a scratched neck, and facial swelling. The other inmate was remanded to solitary confinement as punishment. Representatives for the prison...
  • Jared Fogle reportedly beaten up in prison

    03/16/2016 9:42:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Fox New York
    OX 5 NY) - Convicted pedophile and former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle was reportedly assaulted by an inmate in prison where Fogle is serving a 16-year sentence. Fogle, 38, was tackled and punched in the face by a 60-year-old armed robber, TMZ reported. Steven Nigg, 60 left Fogle with a bloody nose, swollen face and scratches on his neck after the recreation yard beatdown on Jan. 29, the site reported
  • Jared Fogle reportedly beaten up in prison

    03/16/2016 7:11:45 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 3-16-2016 | New York Post
    Pedophile sandwich pitchman Jared Fogle was pummeled by a fellow inmate in a prison smackdown, according to a report. The former Subway hawker, who is serving a 16-year sentence at Colorado’s Englewood FCI, was tackled and punched in the face by a 60-year-old armed robber, TMZ reported.
  • Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice - safety checks

    03/16/2016 2:24:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/16 | Kelly Mclaughlin & AP
    Washington DC is shutting down the entire subway system on Wednesday with no notice for urgent safety checks The entire Washington, DC, subway system will shut down for at least 29 hours to inspect electrical components on the tracks following a fire near one of the system's tunnels, officials said on Tuesday. The shutdown comes after a fire broke out on Monday about 4.30am in the tunnel outside the McPherson Square station in downtown Washington. The fire led to delays on the orange, blue and silver lines, which go through the station. The Metro subway system will shut down at...
  • Pakistani man gets 40 years for NYC subway terror plot

    11/27/2015 5:16:07 AM PST · by csvset · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jane Rosenberg
    A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a failed al Qaeda bomb plot targeting sites in Europe and the United states, including the New York City subway system. Abid Naseer, 29, is the eighth defendant to be charged in this case, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Prosecutors say the planned attack was directed and coordinated with senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also involved other targets in Europe. "I know you're not what I'd say, for any lack of a better word, a 'typical' criminal. Not in any sense of the...
  • Amazon Yanks Controversial Ad Campaign With Nazi Imagery

    11/25/2015 4:10:01 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 9 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jon Blistein
    Alternate history series 'The Man in the High Castle' set in world where Allies lost World War II Amazon has pulled ads for its series The Man in the High Castle plastered throughout the New York City subway system that featured symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Variety reports. The new series, based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel of the same name, is an alternate history that imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II. The American coasts are controlled by Nazi and Japanese puppet regimes, while a free section remains in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Subway's Jared gets 15 years, blames Subway diet

    11/20/2015 9:25:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 68 replies
    WND ^ | 11/20/2015
    The Subway sandwich chain’s ex-pitchman, Jared Fogle, was slammed with a ??15-year, 8-month sentence on child porn charges Thursday, after a hearing in which his shrinks blamed his more than 200-pound weight loss for turning him “hyper-sexual.” Subway’s turkey footlongs made him a sex-crazed pedophile, Fogle had claimed in a last-ditch try for leniency. Fogle “traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction,” defense lawyer Jeremy Margolis had argued at sentencing.
  • Ex-Subway pitchman sentenced to 15-1/2 years on child sex charges

    11/19/2015 10:40:08 AM PST · by gop4lyf · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19/15 | Susan Guyett
    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Thursday was sentenced to 15-1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex charges. Fogle, who became famous after losing weight on a diet that included sandwiches from the fast-food chain, agreed in August to a deal with prosecutors under which he would plead guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Fogle agreed in court on Thursday to avoid pornography, get sexual disorder treatment and will be a registered sex offender. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt also...
  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Manhattan street shooting

    11/09/2015 5:17:39 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/9/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Emergency vehicles respond to the scene of a Manhattan shooting. (Credit: Twitter) One man was killed and two others injured during a Monday morning street shooting in the middle of Manhattan commuting time by Penn Station in New York City.
  • FBI Knew Jared Fogle Was a Pedophile, Let Him Continue Molesting Children for Years

    11/01/2015 11:02:25 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 67 replies
    Linkis ^ | 11-01-2015 | Justin Gardner
    In August, we learned the shocking truth that a familiar face on television—Jared Fogle, the Subway guy—was a pedophile who used his wealth, status, and secrecy to exploit kids. Fogle pleaded guilty to having sex with two minors and possessing homemade child pornography, although there were many more victims. He agreed to a plea deal where he will serve 5 to 12.5 years in prison and pay $1.4 million in restitution to his victims. The story was reignited two days ago when the New York Post revealed the contents of secretly recorded audio tapes. In them, Fogle’s perversions are laid...
  • Subway is making a major change to its sandwiches (Photo prompted the class-action lawsuit).

    10/21/2015 12:27:08 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 134 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/21/2015 | Hayley Peterson
    Subway will start making its sandwiches bigger after a lawsuit claiming the chain's footlong sandwiches are shorter than advertised, according to a settlement proposal announced Monday. Subway came under fire two years ago when a photo went viral online showing a footlong sub next to a tape measure that showed the bun was actually 11 inches. The photo prompted a class-action lawsuit from Subway consumers who said they were cheated out of an inch of their sandwiches. Subway has now agreed to start requiring franchisees to measure the bread they serve to ensure that footlong subs are 12 inches and...
  • Subway scraps Jared Fogle’s ‘Pants Dance’ kids game

    08/21/2015 7:35:09 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 20, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Subway has scrapped an online children’s game called “Jared’s Pants Dance,” after former pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to child pornography charges and to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors. Mediaite reports that young players were tasked with catching Subway sandwiches and other items in a pair of Mr. Fogle’s famous oversized blue jeans.
  • Subway's Jared Fogle Faces Up to 12 Years on Sex Charges

    08/19/2015 10:09:16 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 64 replies
    Forward ^ | 08/19/2015 | Reuters
    Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors. Federal Judge Mark Dinsmore must now review a plea deal Fogle’s attorneys reached with prosecutors and decide whether to accept it. Fogle was released and must wear an electronic monitoring device pending his next court appearance. Under the deal, Fogle would serve between five and 12 years in prison, pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, register as a sex offender and meet other conditions.
  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/19/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    fox59.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | by Amanda Rakes - Digital Manager and Shannon Houser
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 18, 2015)— FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle. Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, had no comment in regards to the plea deal. He said any information regarding the charges would come from the attorney’s office. Elberger did say Fogle’s suspension with Subway continues.
  • Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child pornography charges

    08/18/2015 2:16:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 98 replies
    FOX59 ^ | August 18, 2017
    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 18, 2015)— FOX59 has confirmed Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges. Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle.
  • Report: Jared Fogle allegedly said he paid for sex with 16-year-old girl

    08/01/2015 8:25:01 AM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 52 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | July 31, 2015 | GREG MARGASON
    The FBI has subpoenaed court documents which allegedly contain text messages between former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and a former Subway franchisee, Business Insider reports, citing the franchisee’s attorney. Business Insider reports in those texts, Fogle says he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl.
  • 'Middle school girls are hot': Friend of Jared Fogle says Subway spokesman interested in young girls

    07/11/2015 4:17:49 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 25 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/10/2015 | Chris Spargo
    A former friend of Jared Fogle who has known the Subway spokesman for the past 10 years claims he told her on multiple occasions that he was interested in underage girls. The woman - a former reporter from Sarasota, Florida who is not being named to keep her identity safe - said that Fogle told her more than once that 'middle school girls are hot.' She then added; 'They weren't jokes. They were very serious.'
  • Inside the Disturbing Child Porn Charges Against Former Jared Foundation Director Russell Taylor

    07/11/2015 12:34:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    people.com ^ | 7.7.2015 | Jeff Truesdell
    The former director of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's charity remains in custody after being charged with multiple counts related to child pornography. Russell Taylor, 43 – who ran the Jared Foundation, a nonprofit organization encouraging healthy eating and exercise habits for kids – was arrested on May 4. Following a raid early Tuesday on Fogle's Zionsville, Indiana, home during which authorities removed electronics, PEOPLE obtained a 16-page charging document that details disturbing accusations against Taylor, including bestiality and child abuse. Fogle has not been charged or implicated in any crime. His foundation severed ties with Taylor after his arrest. Subway...
  • Woman alleges "Subway Guy" Jared Fogle made inappropriate comments about young girls

    07/11/2015 12:05:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    mysuncoast.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Max Winitz
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- A Suncoast woman is now telling us at least one thing she says Jared Fogle said numerous times during interactions with her. The woman, who asked us not to identify her, says she spoke with Fogle numerous times starting about 10 years ago. Fogle would often travel to the area to participate in events like the American Heart Association Walk. The woman, who is a former journalist, tells us Fogle often made surprising and inappropriate remarks while the two were speaking. "He said something to me when we were off camera and that really stuck with me....
  • Jared Fogle: What you should know after FBI raids home of Subway pitchman

    07/07/2015 3:52:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 7,2015 | Mark DeCambre
    <p>The most ubiquitous promoter of Subway’s sandwich-shop franchise may find himself in a bit of a pickle. The Indiana home of Jared Fogle, who garnered fame after shedding the weight equivalent to basketball star Steph Curry toting a bowling bowl, was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a part of probe into child pornography.</p>
  • Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home raided in child pornography investigation

    07/07/2015 11:35:23 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Fox59 Indianapolis ^ | July 7, 2015 | Matt Adams
    Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation...Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.
  • FBI raids home of 'Subway diet' spokesman Jared Fogle [Child Porn?]

    07/07/2015 6:35:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/7/15 | Hayley Peterson
    Federal authorities have raided the Indiana home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle... "FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal and state investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation."
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Subway Fires Mississippi Employee who Celebrated Cop Killings with Sickening 'GOT EM' Tweet ....

    05/11/2015 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Cecily · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 11, 2015
    Mississippi Subway 'sandwich artist' has been fired after she created a social media firestorm Sunday by posting messages applauding the deaths of two police officers killed in the line of duty. After Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, were killed on Saturday night about 30 miles away in Hattiesburg, Laurel woman Sierra 'C-Babi' Mccurdy posted a message while wearing her uniform. She wrote: 'Two police officers shot tonight in Hattiesburg,' followed by 'GOT EM' and a gun pointed at the words as well as a laughing emoji.
  • Authorities: Group Of Teen Subway Vandals Could Pose Serious Threat To Straphanger Safety (NYC)

    05/12/2015 11:19:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WLNY-TV ^ | May 11, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A rogue group of subway vandals calling them the ‘Subway Conquestors’ is allegedly on a mission to attack the rail system. As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, they can be seen in video footage sneaking into deserted stations at Canal and Bergen streets, and an underground construction zone at Ninth Avenue. Police sources believe they were responsible for an explosion in the Bronx, and have been linked to one at Brooklyn’s Nostrand Avenue station in April. In the Nostrand Avenue incident, police arrested Keyshawn Brown, 16, and accused him of placing a piece of metal on the tracks. “There are plenty...
  • Subway Faces Backlash After Worker Cheers Deaths of 2 Cops

    05/10/2015 1:01:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/10 | Chris Perez
    A suspected Subway sandwich store employee has sparked outrage with tasteless social media posts celebrating Saturday’s killing of two Mississippi cops. “2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight.!” cheered Sierra “C-Babi” Mccurdy, in a message posted overnight. “We can turn this bxtch into Baltimore real quick,” she posted on Facebook. “Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it, fxck them…[no mercy].”
  • Subway faces backlash after worker cheers deaths of 2 cops

    05/10/2015 11:39:52 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/15 | Chris Perez
    Subway faces backlash after worker cheers deaths of 2 cops By Chris Perez A suspected Subway sandwich store employee has sparked outrage with tasteless social media posts celebrating Saturday’s killing of two Mississippi cops. “2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight.!” cheered Sierra “C-Babi” Mccurdy, in a message posted overnight. “We can turn this bxtch into Baltimore real quick,” she posted on Facebook. “Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it, fxck them…[no mercy].”
  • “A Practice Nook in the Subway” [FReeper published in the NYT]

    04/18/2015 3:38:00 AM PDT · by Silly · 16 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | April 16, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: A singer often in need of a handy practice area, I sometimes vocalize in the subway (in addition to busking). The cathedral-like acoustics of these underground passages are friendly to the voice, and on my lunch break I can loosen my tie and warm up with some scales. I have found a little cul-de-sac perfect for this at a station near work, out of the paths of the Midtown commuters rushing through. Passers-by who hear my tenor coloratura sometimes pop their heads around the corner in curiosity; some smile or wave. But I go there for the architecture,...
  • Retired correction officer fatally shoots man at Brooklyn's Borough Hall station following scuffle

    03/11/2015 6:02:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 11, 2015 | Kerry Burke , Thomas Tracy , Pete Donohue , Joseph Stepansky
    Bloody pandemonium erupted in the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Tuesday night when a retired correction officer shot and killed an apparently unarmed man who had confronted him on a No. 4 train moments earlier, police said. The man who was slain, Gilbert Drogheo, 32, and another man began harassing the 69-year-old retired officer as he boarded a Brooklyn-bound 4 train at the Bowling Green station in Manhattan around 6:30 p.m., according to police sources and a witness.
  • Terrifying microbe map of New York’s subway system reveals superbugs, anthrax and bubonic plague

    02/06/2015 6:56:54 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-5-2015 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    The New York City subway is cramped with people, but a new study shows that the underground system may be much more crowded than we realized. Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have unveiled their findings after 18 months swabbing turnstiles, ticket kiosks, railings and benches for DNA on the world's largest transport system. They found 15,152 different types of microorganisms that share the train with its 5.5 million riders, including bubonic plague, dysentery and meningitis.  Principal Investigator Dr Chris Mason and his team released findings from their 'PathoMap' study on Thursday, a map of all the microorganisms and DNA...
  • “A Busker Counts His Coins” [FReeper nonfiction in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 3:59:10 PM PST · by Silly · 9 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | August 24, 2014 | Paul Klenk (illustrated by Victor Kerlow)
    Dear Diary: A New York City busker is the recipient of love, affection, cheers, kisses and souvenirs from around the world. Or, sometimes, a plaintive shrug when a commuter cannot locate a dollar. Once when I was singing in the subway, such a man walked away dejected, then came bounding back, beaming, proudly offering a fresh yellow apple from his groceries. Yes, the money makes a difference, but I’m thankful for it all. Bills spend easily, but coins accumulate. On a recent night I sorted and rolled over a year’s worth. Among them were a British 50-pence coin, two 5-cent...
  • “A Reader at Home in Middle-Earth” [FReeper poem in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 2:24:26 PM PST · by Silly · 22 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | January 21, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: Some people look like their dogs; some like their spouses. You see they belong together, and you smile. This subway rider looked like, and belonged to, his thick book. Ginger hair, pulled back in a tail away from his ruddy baby face, matching his scruffy beard. Youthful and burly, rustic and earthy, dressed for the outdoors in a jacket and a pale red flannel shirt. Not yet spoiled by city life, innocent, unadventured, but poised to begin, clutching his treasured story in readiness. What was that book to him? Fiction? History? Autobiography? No clue from his silent eyes,...
  • One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical

    01/13/2015 3:25:55 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan. 12, 2015
    One dead, two critical and 82 hurt as DC Metro fills with smoke from huge electrical fault: Terrified passengers lie in the dark for an HOUR before help arrives - as announcers tell them to 'stay calm' *Passengers described being stuck inside a pitch-black train for 40 minutes with some lying down to avoid the smoke *One female passenger was reportedly taken to hospital after paramedics found her unresponsive. She later died *Two other passengers are said to be in a critical condition at George Washington Hospital *A firefighter was also hurt during the evacuation and was transported to hospital....
  • NYC takes on 'man spread'

    12/23/2014 11:18:27 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 33 replies
    amNewYork ^ | Kerry Cavanaugh
    ""Manspread" - the habit some male NY subway riders have of spreading their legs beyond the confine of their hips to take up two, or even three, seats - is a source of increasing irritation for polite riders concerned about the comfort of others."
  • Dad pushed in front of train as horrified wife watches

    11/17/2014 4:23:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/2014 | Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Rebecca Harshbarger
    A hardworking father of two was killed Sunday when a stranger shoved him off a Bronx subway platform and into the path of a train — as his horrified wife looked on, family and police sources said. A suspect was spotted minutes later boarding a city bus — and then hopping off to coolly smoke a cigarette. --SNIP-- Police released surveillance video of a middle-aged, balding man dressed in a black leather jacket, black pants and white sneakers calmly sauntering outside the station after the crime.
  • Subway slapper: She attacked me like a man, and my jacket rocks

    11/13/2014 10:18:34 AM PST · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Selim Algar, Rebecca Rosenberg and Josh Saul
    First, he was cleared by the DA — and now he wants to be cleared by the fashion police. The man who was attacked on an F train by women who mocked his 1980s-style 8-ball jacket will not be charged with assault for hitting one of them because he acted in self-defense, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday. Jorge Peńa, 25, hailed the news that he’s been cleared criminally. He also insisted that he was in the right from a fashion perspective. He told The Post that the jacket is actually highly fashionable right now and was worn...