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‘Manspreading’ passenger punches woman on New York subway

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 18:15 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 18:18 A woman was reportedly punched in the face after complaining to a man who was “manspreading” on the subway. Sam Saia said she was on the N train on her way to work when a man sat next to her and spread his legs open. “He proceeded to ...

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New York subway ditches ‘ladies and gentlemen’ for gender neutral announcements

Published time: 11 Nov, 2017 20:58 New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is replacing all “ladies and gentleman” references in its announcements with gender-neutral phrases. Passengers on New York’s subway and buses will now hear terms such as “passengers,”“everyone,” and “riders” in announcements and pre-recorded messages. “We’re fundamentally changing the way we talk with riders to give them better and ...

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Subway service from upper Manhattan, Bronx disrupted by debris

Furious commuters slammed the MTA Thursday morning after debris on the subway tracks slowed the commute from upper Manhattan and the Bronx, the MTA said. There were no trains on the 1, 2 and 3 lines between W. 96th St. and W. 42nd St. because of debris blocking the tracks at W. 50th St., officials said. “This is unacceptable,” commuter ...

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Man slashed in subway station was cut by same assailant in past

The victim of a razor attack in a Brooklyn subway station was slashed by the same assailant 10 years ago, police sources said Wednesday. The 27-year-old victim told cops he was entering the Nevin St. station in Downtown Brooklyn about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday when he spotted a man who slashed him a decade ago coming up the stairs toward him. ...

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Woman, 70, smacked in face twice on Upper East Side subway train

An elderly straphanger was twice slapped in the face on an Upper East Side subway after moving away from a stranger who elbowed her, cops said Saturday. The bizarre incident was set in motion Friday afternoon when the unidentified attacker boarded a northbound No. 6 train at the E. 68th St.-Hunter College station and sat beside the female victim. The ...

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Teen who lied about anti-Muslim attack on subway pleads guilty

The Muslim college student who lied to cops about getting attacked on the subway by drunken Trump supporters took a plea deal on Friday. Yasmin Seweid, 19, copped to falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct for the bogus claim. Seweid, of New Hyde Park, L.I., said hate-filled white men harassed her and tried to snatch the hijab off her ...

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Cuomo rails against fire hazard litter during subway trash tour

Save your commute – don’t pollute. That’s the message Gov. Cuomo wants to send to the riding public – through a public service announcement and a new, stiffer $ 100 fine for littering in the subway. Cuomo went on a tirade against trash in the Union Square station on a rainy Wednesday night, before walking the tracks of the downtown ...

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Man follows woman onto subway beam, talks her out of jumping

A good Samaritan climbed across a girder to talk a suicidal straphanger out of jumping at an East Village subway station Saturday. The man followed the troubled young woman about 10 feet out onto the beam about 20 feet above the platform and sat with her, trying to calm her down at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station at about 3:30 p.m. ...

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Appeals Court tosses Subway footlong settlement

A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a class-action settlement intended to resolve claims that the Subway sandwich chain deceived customers by selling “Footlong” subs that were less than a foot long. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago called the settlement “utterly worthless,” and said the customers’ lawyers were not entitled to attorney’s fees for convincing ...

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Howie Rose: Subway Series distracted me from Charlottesville

The Subway Series was the perfect escape for Mets broadcaster Howie Rose, who like so many Americans was both saddened and emotionally drained by the recent white supremacist/neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, Va., as well as other race-related issues that have sprouted up across the country in recent months. In an interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Thursday afternoon, Rose was ...

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