New York City Subway

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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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Subway Rider With Risky Strategy Gets Arrested

NYC man was filmed riding on the outside, and it's allegedly not the first time

(Newser) - His name is Isaiah Thompson, but based on all the headlines coming out of New York City, he may as well go by "subway surfer" from here on out. Police arrested the 22-year-old and accused him of (calmly) riding on the outside of a subway car, a stunt that... More »

Teen Turned in by Mom After Stealing From Blind Man

The teen posed as an NYPD officer on the subway

(Newser) - A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet in a Manhattan subway station on pretense of helping him was arrested on Sunday. Per the AP , his mother turned the baby-faced youth in to police nearly a week... More »

Wanted for Murder, He Jumped Onto the Subway Tracks

Rondell Veal arrested in NYC for Delaware crime

(Newser) - Police looking for a Delaware man suspected of stabbing his girlfriend to death eventually found him in a New York City hospital, where he was recovering from an apparent suicide attempt. Police say Rondell Veal, 36, slashed his throat and jumped onto the tracks at Grand Central Station early Sunday,... More »

Dozens Hurt in New York Subway Derailment

2 cars went off the track and into a wall

(Newser) - Dozens of people were hurt Tuesday morning in New York when a subway derailed in Manhattan. The emergency brake was activated—it's not clear why—which caused two cars to veer off the tracks and into a wall, the New York Times reports. There was extensive damage, including to... More »

Ballet Dancer Becomes NYC Subway Hero

He jumped down to save man pushed on tracks

(Newser) - Not all heroes wear tights—but New York City man Gray Davis does, in his job as a dancer with the American Ballet Theater. Davis, 31, sprang into action after a homeless man was pushed onto subway tracks on Saturday night, jumping onto the tracks and lifting the unconscious 58-year-old... More »

In NYC Subway, Impromptu Pomp and Circumstance

Hunter College student missed his actual ceremony, so riders staged one for him

(Newser) - Jerich Marco Alcantara missed his graduation from New York City's Hunter College nursing school Tuesday when he got caught in a two-hour delay on the subway—but he got the next best thing when his fellow New Yorkers staged a graduation ceremony for him on the stalled train, Digg... More »

Subway Rider Allegedly Picks Wrong Person to Rub Against

Osa Ayanru allegedly pushed privates onto plainclothes cop

(Newser) - NYPD Detective Jennifer Rosario was on the job, keeping an eye out for crime while riding a Harlem-bound subway in Manhattan on Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News . She just probably didn't imagine she'd be the victim. Police say the plainclothes officer felt something repeatedly touch her... More »

People 'Crying on Platform' After NYC Subway Accident

13-year-old girl killed while trying to retrieve her phone

(Newser) - They've said it before and, sadly, they have to say it again: No phone is worth risking your life for. New York City transit authorities urged riders to stay safe Sunday after a 13-year-old girl was killed while trying to retrieve a dropped phone from the track bed at... More »

NYC Subway Line Envisioned in 1919 Finally Opens

Ground was broken for 2nd Avenue Subway in 1972

(Newser) - New Yorkers' 98-year wait to take a subway under Manhattan's far Upper East Side ended Sunday when three new stations on the Second Avenue line opened to the public. The first train left the station at East 96th Street at noon after a speech by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who... More »

4 Sets of Identical Twins Pull Off NYC Subway Prank

Improv Everywhere staged the scene

(Newser) - If a man on the New York City subway started asking riders for money to fund the time machine he was building, you'd probably assume he was a panhandler with a particularly novel method of asking for money. But what that man's future self got on at the... More »

Transit Impostor With 30 Arrests: I Can't Get Help

'There's no AA for buses or trains,' laments Darius McCollum

(Newser) - Darius McCollum's addiction isn't booze and pills—it's buses and trains. The New York transit impostor who first commandeered a train at age 15 has been arrested 30 times over the years for transit-related crimes. Most recently, he was nabbed in November behind the wheel of a... More »

Weapon in Alleged Subway Assault: Snickers Bar

Attacker randomly shoved candy in stranger's mouth, punched him: cops

(Newser) - "It was so out of the blue," the alleged victim of a very strange assault tells the Gothamist . "All of a sudden he shoved it into my face, and in my mouth. It was kind of a face punch of sorts, but with a candy bar."... More »

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