Last night, just before 8 p.m., a young woman jumped from the platform onto the tracks as a Brooklyn-bound F train pulled into the Delancey/Essex Street station. Passengers were quickly removed from the train (though some were stuck in the dark for up to 30 minutes) as the FDNY pulled the woman from the tracks. But on the plus side, it appears the woman will be okay? According to Animal New York, “The conductor was reportedly overheard telling her, ‘Just don’t move, okay?’ and she responded, ‘Okay.'” The FDNY tells us that the woman, whose name and age they didn’t have, was transported to Bellevue “alert and conscious.” The MTA had no further information on the incident.
Well, she didn’t really jump in front of the train because of Kim Kardashian’s divorce but it wouldn’t surprise me if she did it because she couldn’t take hearing about it in the news anymore. I was tempted myself when I saw that C-Train speeding into the station this morning, but this is exactly how my luck would go. I can’t take hearing about the Kardashians and Biebers and occupy wall street anymore so I throw myself onto the tracks of an oncoming train only to break my arm and have to pay thousands of dollars in medical bills. Life’s a bitch sometimes isn’t it?
One man’s thrill-seeking antics on a subway train are sparking a crackdown on what’s known as “subway surfing.” And as CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reports, it was all caught on video. They were some of the luckiest moments of a man’s life – the day he decided to try what’s known as “subway surfing” … and live to tell about it. Stunned straphangers riding the J train captured the stunt on their cell phonesand later posted it to YouTube. Some were concerned it was an emergency until they saw the man interacting with them. He’s seen grinning and putting his fingers to his lips. The man’s high-speed antics are part of a recent underground trend where thrill-seekers latch onto the outside of moving trains – risking their own lives as well as others. “I think it’s stupid and crazy,” subway rider Brandon Santori told Brown. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority agrees, calling the man’s actions both stupid and dangerous in a statement: “We have referred it to the transit bureau of the NYPD for investigation.” However, this incident was far from being an isolated incident. The fad is growing in popularity. The MTA has launched a campaign warning riders not to try this – something, you might think, would be common sense. Police confirmed Tuesday night people have been killed attempting these kinds of dangerous stunts, but neither the MTA nor NYPD keep track of those statistics.
Finally! A true subway creature! I blogged about subway surfing a while back but this takes it to another level. What do you possibly have to be on to think this is a great idea. To be honest, I agree with this guy recording, I kinda like this dude. If I die, I die! Just riding the outside of that train like he’s in a new Lethal Weapon movie. And then the little subway rat jumps into a doorway and starts running around the inside of the wall. Who is this guy? Hell yea I wanna Facebook him!