You are talking about a city with a huge population of people from different corners of the globe living in one place. There are unusual circumstances, but for the most part it works out just well. You get lost in NY, and you ask someone on the street for directions and they are eager to help you, like they were waiting to be of help to someone. Couple days ago, I was lost in Soho and i asked a woman directions and she almost wanted to take me to the door of the place i was looking for.
Then we have the guy who jumped into the subway. Granted this is an extreme case but I think it shows what sort of people really inhabit this city for the most part.
Wesley Autrey jumped down onto the tracks and rolled with 19-year-old Cameron Hollopeter into the trough between the rails at 137th Street station Tuesday.
Mr Hollopeter, who had suffered a medical problem, was rescued just as a train was coming into the station.
Two cars passed over the men before
stopping just inches above them.
The train operator had seen someone on the tracks and put the emergency brakes on.
The New York Times newspaper reported that Mr Hollopeter had suffered a seizure, which sent him convulsing off the platform and onto the tracks.
Moments after the train came to a halt, Mr Hollopeter asked if he was dead, Mr Autrey said.
"I said: 'You are very much alive, but if you move you'll kill the both of us.'"
Mr Autrey, a 50-year-old father of three and a navy veteran, said he was doing what anyone should do in this situation.
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Just taking the time of to tell all the New Yorkers on here, keep up the good work.
Any other New York fans out there..