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Old 01-20-2008, 04:38 PM
 
Location: bronx - north
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Last night i was heading home after hanging out downtown. It was around 1am --- I was on the 2 and i was in the very first car since everything else was crowded.There were some teenage girls on (as usual) with their teenage girl routines -Then all of a sudden a group of like 10 kids walked in. they could not be anymore than 12-14years old.
They started talking to the girls and such and all of a sudden one of the girls starts screamign. They had snatched her sidekick and she was trying to get it back. The girl was trying to fight the guys but her friends were holding her back (rightfully so)
This happened between the 174 and the west farms stop on the 2 train. The conductor actually came out because there was so much chaos, but there wasn't much he could do. the kids had already left and the girl was furious

Her friends did the right thing by holding her back because you know those little punks would have hit and hurt her.The thing is this though - this girl had her sidekick hanging from her jeans ON THE 2 TRAIN after midnight.If that is not asking for it - I don't knwo what is. Also, the girl and her friends (3-4) of them didn't try to leave when those kids started surrounding them.
I guess they liked the attention, until they decided to take her sidekick
The thing is, these kids are now going back to brag to their friends about how they stuck someone up. One thing for sure is these kids
are going to end up in the system if they are not already.

I guess this proves that the front cars are not neccessarily always safe or any safer than the cars in the back.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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i think the 2/5 train late night in bronx are the worst to ride.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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I dont like the 2/5 train EVER.....everytime I am on that train it is very depressing...it is just full of the hard luck cases/derelicts of the city. I now take the 6 to 125 to avoid the 2/5 "experience."

Regarding your posting though, I am not surpirsed....its dumb kids doing the same dumb things they have been doing since the dawn of time. What exactly were kids at that age doing on the streets/trains at 1 am anyway? Scary to think what is (or what isn't) going on at home. But again...there is no surprise here...
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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a sidekick?????? Pssh everyone knows the iPhone is all the rage! It is good that the girls did not get hurt,

I have a question: Is there a curfew for minors in NYC??
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Awhile ago I posted something comparing the #1 train vs the #2 train experiences--that I would feel much more comfortable on the 1 going through Harlem and Wash Hts/Inwood than the 2 in the Bronx any day

Guy with a cause describes the 2 well and accurate

Curfew or not, nobody, especially kids, should be riding the 2(or 6 or 4) in the Bronx after midnight unless they have to
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I think a group of more than 4 or 5 kids is almost always trouble. With those kind of numbers there is bound to be more than a couple of knuckeheads in there.

Actually the 4 and 6 are pretty alright late at night on the weekends. They run slow and usually get fairly filled, so I don't feel that unsafe.

The 2 is more prone to weirdos for some reason.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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I remembered laughing at the packs of kids and their loud street talk on the 2 in the Bronx

and on the A in Washington Hts but

I always feel more comfortable on the trains anywhere in Manhattan than in the Bronx
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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I teach at a school right off the 2 in the South Bronx, so I have the "pleasure" of riding that train every day. That, or taking a bus that requires me to disembark between two PJs and walk past a 1,800-student high school with crowds of rowdy teenagers congregating outside.

Fun, fun, fun!
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: bronx - north
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yeah it seems the 2 train has a very bad rep and there are stats to back it up. I used to ride the 4 when i lived in high bridge and never had any of the 2 train experiences. I have never had any problems except one day, one teenage kid decided to stick a camera in my face. I just switched cars because there was nothing but trouble in the making with that. He can keep a 2 second clip of my face that's fine if it makes him feel better.

Guywithacause - is the 6 train much better? I have not ridden the 6 much besides a few times enroute to parkchester. At least you have an option. I HAVE to take the 2/5 unless I use the 6 down to westchester square and take the bus home.

I felt bad for the girl though but, she was dumb for flashing her electronics like that. At least she didn't get hurt
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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I find the 6 train to be infinitely better ANYTIME of day than the 2/5. It is cleaner, not NEARLY as crowded, and not full of kids...it's by far working adults the vast majority of the time. I typically always get a seat, people are quiet and respectful, and it is overall a very easy, pleasant ride downtown.

I am fortunate enough to have all 3 train lines by me. The 6 train versus the 2/5 is literally night and day. Take a ride sometime during rush hour, or anytime...there is a WORLD of difference...I love the 6.
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