Posts tagged "subway"

20 Celebs Who Aren’t Too Good For Public Transportation

One of the perks of being a celebrity is that no matter what you want to do and where you want to go, there is someone willing to drive you in the privacy of an air-conditioned car, without any pesky commoners invading your personal, famous bubble. That is why it is kind of awesome whe…

The Frisky / October 8, 2012

Hero Of The Day: The Train Conductor Who Stopped To Help A Kitten On The Tracks

So often we hear about public transit disasters, so it’s nice to actually hear a positive story about the New York subway system. Conductor John Ross was pulling the Franklin Shuttle train out of the Brooklyn Botanical station when he spotted a small, helpless kitten on the tracks. The cat was apparently imitating Drunk Me…

Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2012

Woman Gives Birth Alone On The Subway At 1:30 A.M.

I am proud of myself when I kill a spider without bursting into tears and shrieking. So I can’t imagine what it must be like to give birth on a subway car. Alone. In the middle of the night. But that’s exactly what Wanda Dueno, 24, of Philadelphia did two nights ago. While visiting family…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

The No-Pants Dance: The 2012 No Pants Subway Ride

Last month, New York group Improv Everywhere held the 11th Annual No Pants Subway Ride, a day to ride around mass transportation with your undies waving in the wind. This year, thousands of people in 59 cities across 27 countries participated in the NPSR, sharing their Hello Kitty thongs with the world. Here’s a glimpse…

Julie Gerstein / February 6, 2012

One Hot Soda-Drinking, Coffee Date, Coming Right Up

Ladies, need a hot date? Too bad this one’s mine. This helpful dating ad was taped up on a Brooklyn subway platform with some scotch tape and not a little bit of hope. Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Soda, or ice cream, or just, you know, a walk and some romance. Sounds pretty good…

Julie Gerstein / February 2, 2012

Something Totally Magical And Not At All Disgusting Happened On The NYC Subway This Week

Despite what you may have heard, the New York City subway isn’t just crammed with rats, people slurping spaghetti, and urine-soaked homeless people. Occasionally there are magical moments, like the spontaneous musical duet of ukulele player Jessica Latshaw and an unnamed percussionist yesterday morning. YouTube user mybs86 captured the whole thing:…

Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2012

Alleged NYC Subway Groper Caught (And Was Turned In By His Brother!)

Last week, we were kvelling about Shyane DeJesus, a 22-year-old college student in New York City who fought back when she was groped by a man while waiting for a subway. And she didn’t let the guy who lifted up her dress and slid his hand under her skirt get away when a train arrived:…

Jessica Wakeman / November 7, 2011

The Woman Who Beat Up Her Subway Groper Gets Animation Treatment

We get some weird email here at The Frisky and the weirdest one I’ve received today is definitely the main item from yesterday’s Today’s Lady News column … animated. Yes, someone animated the news item about 22-year-old Shyane DeJesus, the woman who beat the crap out of a man who groped her on the New…

Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2011

The Tyra Monster Is Coming For You!

Imagine you’re on the subway, preparing yourself for the day — a desk full of dreaded reports and emails ahead of you — and suddenly AHHHHHHH! Tyra Banks and her fleet of be-masked minions comes ambling toward you down the subway car. How terrifying! Ms. Tyra was doing it all in promotion of her new…

Julie Gerstein / July 22, 2011

Pregnant Commuter Kept Track Of How Much You Suck At Giving Up Your Seat

Most of us would like to think that if we saw a pregnant, elderly or handicapped person on the train or subway, we would offer up our seat in a jiffy. But a nifty social experiment done on the New York City subway by Elizabeth Carey Smith of Brooklyn, New York, during her recent pregnancy

Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2011

How Do You Handle A Pervert?

Last Saturday night, a 21-year-old New York City woman was waiting for the subway when she experienced a rather unwelcome advance: a pervy fellow subway rider grabbed her butt as he ran to catch a train. Thinking he had made a clean getaway, the perv jumped onto an oncoming train — but the victim followed…

Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2010

5 Things That Happen If You Barf In A NYC Subway Car

There are three things any person, anywhere in the world, who uses the subway is deathly afraid of happening:

The subway gets stuck underground while the mariachi band is inside your car.
A crazy guy pulls a knife on you.
You barf.

Most people will be lucky enough to never experience their public…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2010

Is It Ever OK To Apply Makeup In Public?

I’m one of the lucky few who doesn’t have to deal with the hassle of a morning commute, and let me tell you, it’s amazing. But for those individuals who have to hop in a car or on the subway to make it to work in the morning, any spare time is a necessity. Suddenly…

Bianca Posterli / April 8, 2010

Caught On Tape: A 26-Year-Old Falls On Subway Tracks As A Train Arrives — And Lives!

Now, I’m not judging—who hasn’t been there?—but 26-year-old Sophia Hartdegen sure looked rip-roaring drunk when she fell off the platform and on to the Boston subway tracks on Friday night, just as a train appeared in the distance. Lucky for her, a Transportation Authority employee just happened to be on the platform too and…

Jessica Goldberg / November 11, 2009

NYC Abandons Plans To Stop Public Transit Pervs

While any woman who has ever ridden public transportation most likely has a story about some jerk who copped a feel or a shifty-eyed loser who made her switch cars, almost none of us come forward to complain about the creep. So back in March, Boston launched a campaign to bust pervs on public transportation.

Simcha / July 21, 2008

Love Vandal: Public Transportation

This probably has less to do with someone showing their affection to “J” and more to do with a graffiti artist tagging the Q train in NYC, but it still looks pretty cool.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008

Brave Female Cops Got Your Back

Female police officers working for the transit authority in Boston are going undercover to catch crooks red-handed… while the perps are grabbing them. These brave ladies in blue are allowing themselves to get sexually harassed at work to help nab gropers and rapists on public transportation. Go get ‘em girls! Over the past two years,…

Simcha / March 24, 2008

$200 Cash Is Not A Thoughtful Anniversary Gift

Last night on the subway I overheard a woman tell her friend that she had given her boyfriend $200 for their last anniversary and he hadn’t given her anything in return. While I felt really bad for her–it completely sucks when someone gives you a less fabulous present than you give them, so getting no…

Catherine Strawn / December 13, 2007
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