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After Another Attack, a New Subway Warning

NYC officials warns riders to keep away from the edges of platforms

(Newser) - The chief of New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority says that while he doesn't want to unduly alarm subway riders, he is urging them to stand back from the edge of platforms to avoid being shoved. Janno Lieber's remarks followed the latest subway attack, in which a...

Woman Killed In Unprovoked Shove In Front of Subway

NYC attack took place in Times Square on Saturday

(Newser) - A woman catching the subway at New York City's Times Square on Saturday was pushed in front of an oncoming train and killed, per NBC News . Authorities called the attack random and said the suspect initially fled before turning himself into police a short time later. The 40-year-old victim,...

Man's Attempt to Jump NYC Subway Turnstile Kills Him

Police say the 28-year-old landed on his head, breaking his neck

(Newser) - A cautionary tale out of New York City, where police say a 28-year-old man's attempt to avoid paying subway fare ended up killing him. The New York Post reports the man allegedly jumped the subway turnstile at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station in Queens around 6:45am Sunday but...

NYPD Officers Eject Commuter Who Asked Them to Wear Masks

Mayor says their behavior was 'unacceptable'

(Newser) - A New York City commuter says two NYPD officers kicked him out of a subway station Tuesday morning after he asked them to obey the rules and put their face masks on. Andrew Gilbert tells CBS New York that after he saw officers on a platform and asked them to...

In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt
In Age of Extreme Weather,
Subways Bear the Brunt
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In Age of Extreme Weather, Subways Bear the Brunt

Storms are turning them into flood zones with increasing regularity

(Newser) - The scenes are remarkable. People had to wade through waist-deep water in the New York City subway earlier this month. This week in China, floodwater in Zhenghou trapped passengers in subway cars, per CNN . (Read their first-person accounts via the BBC .) The examples aren't as unique as you...

Flooding of NYC Subways Doesn't Stop Commuters


Flooded Subways?
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Flooded Subways? NYC Commuters Trudge On

Videos show people wading in waist-deep water to get to trains after heavy rains bring flash floods

(Newser) - New Yorkers are known to be a tough bunch who roll with whatever comes their way, and videos that have emerged as thunderstorms pummeled the city this week did nothing to dispel that impression. Per the New York Times , the city was slammed by heavy rains on Thursday, leading to...

Random Stabbing Adds to NYC Subway's Woes
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Subway Hero Stops Latest Random Attack

Sean Conaboy pulls assailant with knife off woman in New York City

(Newser) - Without warning, a man with a knife stabbed a stranger standing on a Manhattan subway platform on Wednesday. Reports suggest the victim could've easily died—if not for the heroic actions of a bystander, who immediately sprinted into action. More:
  • Surveillance video from 14th Street-Union Square station shows a
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The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think
The Air in Subway Stations
Is as Bad as You Think
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The Air in Subway Stations Is as Bad as You Think

Study finds NYC has particularly high air pollution

(Newser) - All those Salesforce employees in New York City who are giving up the commute for good may have more reasons than one to be glad about it. A study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives looked at the quality of the air during AM and PM rush hours...

Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks Survives

Arrest made in one of a series of platform attacks this week

(Newser) - While a 40-year-old woman waited on a New York subway platform Thursday for her approaching train to come to a stop, police said, a man standing nearby was watching, "calculating for the train to approach the station." He then sprinted over to the woman and shoved her onto...

'Another Horrific Moment' for NYC Transit

Subway driver killed, many injured in fire on train

(Newser) - A New York City subway driver was killed and several other people were injured early Friday in a fire on a train that's being investigated as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations nearby at the same time, police said, per the AP . "We...

Man Grabs Subway Rider, Runs Off With Her

Vigilantes got to Sonny Alloway, 48, before police did

(Newser) - Bronx subways are known to be edgy, but this? A rider was caught on cellphone video picking up a young woman and carrying her off the train as she screamed to be set free, NBC News reports. Police say the incident occurred Sunday at Morrison Avenue-Soundview Station in New York...

Toddler Runs Ahead of Mom, Is Fatally Hit by Subway Train

NYC crew members left 'totally traumatized' by rush hour accident

(Newser) - A 2-year-old boy got separated from his mother during rush hour at a New York City subway station and was struck by a train, police say. The boy ran ahead of his mother, whose hands were full with shopping bags, before slipping off a platform at the Fulton Street station...

Man Jumps in Front of Subway Train With Daughter, 5

Commuters rescued the girl

(Newser) - As others watched or took video on their phones, two New York City commuters rushed to save a 5-year-old girl Monday morning after her father jumped in front of a subway train while holding her. The father, 45-year-old Fernando Balbuena-Flores, was killed by the train at Kingsbridge station in the...

NYPD Releases Photo of Man After Rice Cooker Scare

3 abandoned devices cause chaos and fear in New York City Friday morning

(Newser) - Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers caused an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives. Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance...

There's Something Nefarious Afoot in the NYC Subway System

Suspect believed to have caused delays, cancellations of nearly 750 trains since March

(Newser) - Someone has it out for the New York City subway system, having delayed or cancelled at least 747 trains since March. Jalopnik , which viewed 20 incident reports obtained from sources within the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, calls him a "supervillain." While he's been known to hit single trains,...

NYPD Nabs Suspect After Jarring Subway Attack

Man brutally kicks elderly woman multiple times as bystanders film but don't intervene

(Newser) - The NYPD says it has arrested a man who brutally kicked an elderly woman on the New York City subway multiple times in an apparently random attack. Bystanders filmed the assault—the New York Times counts six kicks, including to the woman's head—though nobody intervened. In video that...

NYC Subway Train Drags Man to His Death

39-year-old got caught on moving train at Grand Central

(Newser) - Commuters packed onto a subway platform at New York City's Grand Central Terminal witnessed a horrifying scene Tuesday as a man was snagged by a moving train and dragged into a tunnel. The unidentified 39-year-old was walking on the yellow caution line on the edge of the platform around...

Coroner: Fall May Not Have Killed Woman in NYC Subway

'This fatality appears to be related to a pre-existing medical condition'

(Newser) - The tragic death of a young mother in a New York City subway station may have been the result of a medical condition, not her fall down the stairs at the 7th Avenue subway station, the coroner says. Dr. Barbara Sampson, the city's chief medical examiner, tells NBC that...

Mother Dies in 'Heartbreaking' NYC Subway Fall

She was carrying baby, stroller down stairs

(Newser) - A young mother from Connecticut who went to New York City for a shopping trip died in what the Metropolitan Transportation Authority calls an "absolutely heartbreaking incident." Malaysia Goodson, 22, fell down the stairs of the 7th Avenue subway station while carrying her 1-year-old daughter, a stroller, and...

Jon Stewart Steps Up to Save NYC Subway Goats

He helped get escaped animals to sanctuary

(Newser) - Jon Stewart came to the rescue Monday when New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority found what it called some "very baaaaad boys" munching grass on a subway track in Brooklyn, the New York Times reports. The MTA tweeted a photo of two goats, which had apparently escaped from...

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