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Old 02-10-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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New York Senate bill would ban food on all subways, platforms - NYPOST.com

What NYers think about this?
Is it likely to become law?
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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I don't agree. I work 70 hours a week and commute for an 2hrs and 30min daily. I need to eat on the train or I'd go hungry...

So I don't care if they do ban it. I won't stop eating on the train.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Yea, I Hear ya. Maybe they should put trash containers in subway cars or something if they're worried about the trash.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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New York Senate bill would ban food on all subways, platforms - NYPOST.com

What NYers think about this?
Is it likely to become law?
Technically there is a similar law but no one abides it. All open beverages are illegal on the subway. I hope they do pass this but the issue is about enforcing it. People don't realize that other riders don't want to smell other food or seeing people chow down like neanderthals. The issue is also that these slobs don't take their trash with them. They either leave it on the train, throw it on the platform or throw it on the tracks, which causes fires and feeds the rats. They need to pass this on buses also. It was pretty much a "rule" but no one pays attention. The city can't possibly have cops or conductors handing out tickets.

Should Eating On The Subway Be Outlawed? MTA Mulls Rules: Gothamist
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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You don't want to see or smell other's food?

Well I don't want to hear people talking on their cell phones, picking their noses, lifting up their arms revealing hairy armpits, and clipping their nails but I've seen all that and more on the subway.

And these aren't vital functions like EATING.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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My daughter is Type 1 Diabetic. If she gets stuck on a Subway and her sugar drops - she sure as Hell better be able to eat something!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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You don't want to see or smell other's food?

Well I don't want to hear people talking on their cell phones, picking their noses, lifting up their arms revealing hairy armpits, and clipping their nails but I've seen all that and more on the subway.

And these aren't vital functions like EATING.
I recently saw a woman, cut, file and polish her finger nails AND toe nails. When she was done she proceeded to take out a shaver and shave her legs. All this is ok - but you can't eat?? This Bill will never pass!!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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My daughter is Type 1 Diabetic. If she gets stuck on a Subway and her sugar drops - she sure as Hell better be able to eat something!
Exactly. Vital functions like food consumption cannot be curtailed, you're getting in thorny territory.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Technically there is a similar law but no one abides it. All open beverages are illegal on the subway. I hope they do pass this but the issue is about enforcing it. People don't realize that other riders don't want to smell other food or seeing people chow down like neanderthals. The issue is also that these slobs don't take their trash with them. They either leave it on the train, throw it on the platform or throw it on the tracks, which causes fires and feeds the rats. They need to pass this on buses also. It was pretty much a "rule" but no one pays attention. The city can't possibly have cops or conductors handing out tickets.
Exactly right...on all counts!

There are signs posted in each car informing you that you aren't supposed to bring open food onto the trains. The problem, as ever, is enforcement. I, personally, lean in the direction of outrageously high fines; if you get hit with a $250 summons for bringing your fried chicken onto the subway (and the judge backs it up), you're not going to do that again.

If you make a rule but don't enforce it, then you haven't got a rule. It'll never get any simpler than that.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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So you propose fining a woman for feeding her six year old a cheese sandwich or a diabetic eating to control their blood glucose level?

Do people think before they say these things?
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