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All in the same day: Reporting live from Grand Central Terminal
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All in the same day: Reporting live from Grand Central Terminal

Posted September 6th, 2013 by in Subway Stories, Tech

A South American amputee fell off his crutches, a blonde homeless man transported through the train a huge leaking trash bag–telling fellow strap-hangers to hold the doors for him as he would be stepping out for a cigarette–and a little Asian girl gave her mother the biggest tantrum ever seen.  She screamed “Put me down” […]

Falling Down in the Subway
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Falling Down in the Subway

Posted July 2nd, 2013 by in Blog, Subway Stories

A woman fell in the train today. Actually she fell between the train and the platform so that her right leg went into the space between the platform and train. Scary. I found myself gasping dramatically, watching in anticipation as two brothers helped her up. I was alerted to the fall when one of them […]

Racist or Crazy?
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Racist or Crazy?

Posted June 20th, 2013 by in Blog, Race, Subway Stories

A woman spat on the train today. It didn’t interest me as much as the people sitting around me who spoke about it for the rest of my ride. She had spent the last several minutes covering her ears and closing her eyes, actually looking somewhat peaceful. The guy sitting right next to me was […]

“All These F—in Immigrants”
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“All These F—in Immigrants”

Posted June 14th, 2013 by in Blog, Subway Stories

So there was a lady at the train station this morning who was apparently enraged because she had swiped her card, couldn’t get in, and the transit worker wouldn’t give her a pass. She stood outside the turnstiles for over 10 minutes ( I got there after the real ruckus) cursing and shouting and threatening to […]