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User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

http://gothamist.com/2012/12/03/vide..._stepped_upon_lady_loses_it_on.php

For those who have never visited NYC the 6 line is considered one of the most crowded in the city.


http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...the-train-is-too-crowded-to-board/


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7174 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting alberchico (Thread starter):
For those who have never visited NYC the 6 line is considered one of the most crowded in the city.

Well when I am in the big apple, i tend to avoid the subway altogether    And any other form of mass transit. You see this too often these days.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19369 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Well when I am in the big apple, i tend to avoid the subway altogether    And any other form of mass transit. You see this too often these days.

The mass transit is fine. This is no different than road rage shootings.


User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4460 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 2):

The mass transit is fine. This is no different than road rage shootings.

I am sure the numbers comparison would show that the subway is safer than driving in Florida with loud music....do we have a thread on that yet?



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19369 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 3):
I am sure the numbers comparison would show that the subway is safer than driving in Florida with loud music....do we have a thread on that yet?

Safer than being Black and young in Florida in general. Apparently being Black and young gets you shot in "self defense" because being Black and young is apparently a life-threatening behavior towards men who are White and middle-aged. After all, Trayvon Martin wasn't driving.

Which is good news. PHX787 is merely young, so he has nothing to worry about!   

In any event, you are generally quite safe on the NYC subway. You are surrounded by witnesses and usually they will be willing to help if you're genuinely in trouble.

[Edited 2012-12-04 11:20:33]

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7174 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
Which is good news. PHX787 is merely young, so he has nothing to worry about!

   We're not going to discuss Florida....the more north you go, the more south it gets  


Either way I've seen my fair share of crazy crap in my lifetime.... It makes me glad my parents raised me properly.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19369 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
It makes me glad my parents raised me properly.

*goes into an asthma attack*  

For all the horrible things that happen, I've also been involved in more than one medical emergency on the NYC subway and it's amazing how many people will help out without even thinking about it.


User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Crazy people on public transit is definitely a thing, but in New York at least the subway is an excellent way to get around. I wouldn't base whether or not I use a transit service based on who rides it except in rather extreme circumstances, after all as my great-grandmother said the roads are full of "damn fools and jackasses."

User currently offlineCargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1259 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Well when I am in the big apple, i tend to avoid the subway altogether And any other form of mass transit.

You must spend a great deal of money on rental cars and cabs, or you must never go there, because not using mass transit requires cash - and lots of it. I know, since I have owned and stored multiple cars in NYC (as many as five at a time) and I lived there for 27 years, the majority of them in "the bad old days."

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
You see this too often these days.

Actually you hardly see this at all.

I can say for certain that it's very safe there nowadays - one of the safest big cities in the country, and in fact, it is arguably safer than it has ever been. Crimes like this are at a fifty year low in NYC - and prior to that, statistics get unreliable.

If you think the subway is dangerous in 2012, you'd have really been scared of it in 1987.

[Edited 2012-12-04 19:30:16]

User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5330 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Well when I am in the big apple, i tend to avoid the subway altogether And any other form of mass transit. You see this too often these days.


The only reason I would avoid the subway in NY is because I rode it everyday for over 8 years, while in school. And, everywhere my parents wanted us to go before that. It no longer intrigues me. I'll ride it if suits my mission for the day, but I'd just as soon drive or be driven. Traffic isn't that bad if you know your way around and know what places to avoid.

You want to see a dangerous subway system...look at the NYC Subway system in the 70's and 80's.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7174 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Quoting Cargolex (Reply 8):
You must spend a great deal of money on rental cars and cabs, or you must never go there, because not using mass transit requires cash

Well when I'm there, I take Ultimate JetCharters to MMU and their free shuttle to Midtown...then walk everywhere   Manhattan is very walkable as long as you avoid the bad parts  
Quoting Cargolex (Reply 8):
If you think the subway is dangerous in 2012, you'd have really been scared of it in 1987.

Welllll I wasn't even in existence yet   But I get your argument.



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