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Old 01-20-2014, 09:51 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I've been taken the subway for over 30 years and have seen an increase in subway brawls the last 3-4 years. Majority of them involves girls. Last year I saw a pushing and argument between a white woman and a black girl. The black girl had to be restrained by her friends while the white woman was prepared to out at it.

The other times I've seen seen an mid-aged white woman cursing pushing a guy probably for being too close.

I blame overcrowding, many subway lines are always crowded during rush hour.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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I've been taken the subway for over 30 years and have seen an increase in subway brawls the last 3-4 years. Majority of them involves girls. Last year I saw a pushing and argument between a white woman and a black girl. The black girl had to be restrained by her friends while the white woman was prepared to out at it.

The other times I've seen seen an mid-aged white woman cursing pushing a guy probably for being too close.

I blame overcrowding, many subway lines are always crowded during rush hour.
No, I don't think there's an increase. I think it's part of riding the subway in general.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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One of the many reasons why I hate the subway.
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Old 01-20-2014, 11:49 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I love the subway. Always have. It's such a fascinating human experiment. Driving through neighborhoods is one thing. When you take the train and a certain ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, etc. get on, or get off, it's an underrated experience.

But anyway, if you don't like crowded trains, stay out of Manhattan. I might recommend the Fourth Avenue "R" line. Never need to fight for a seat. Never seen a fight on that train either. It's rather tranquil. Of course, it's also the line with the highest breakdown rate, but eh. You take the good with the bad.
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere....
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Be prepared to either defend yourself or quickly move out the way when you hear someone shouting 'WorldStar' on the subway.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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I don't think there are more than usual.

I find it normally spikes when it's the summer and hot. I've seen even the most professional looking businessman snap in a 90 degree delayed train when someone steps into his personal space.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I've actually never seen a single fight in the past 15 years. And I ride the trains an average of 10 times per week

People in NYC are good about sucking it up and dealing with the crunch. The only time I see people snap is when someone bum rushes a packed train and squeezes people in hard. Then the sparks start flying and everything people were thinking in their heads but not saying out loud all of a sudden come flooding out. Never seen it get violent though, maybe some mild pushing back

What I think is funny though is the conductor who starts yelling that "there's a train directly behind this one". I mean, no sh** sherlock, the thing is on rails of course the next one is going to be right behind it. But you have no idea WHEN or how packed it's going to be you lying SOB
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:24 AM
 
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I actually think most people are too complacent on the trains, probably out of fear. Much of the behavior that goes on down there is disgusting. Instances that come to mind are eating smelly food openly, panhandling, and groping. If we all collectively took a stand I doubt the conditions would be as bad as they are. But I guess you all think it's some sort of shared cultural experience we should embrace. It's not like this in other countries. In case you thought that's just public transit for you. I will tell a person they are ghetto to their face if they eat a box of open food in front of me. If it becomes a YouTube hit, so be it.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: New York City
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If we all collectively took a stand I doubt the conditions would be as bad as they are.
I think you're getting Detroit confused with NYC again. Subway conditions are better than they've ever been in in 20 years. Isolated incidents are few and far between
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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I actually think most people are too complacent on the trains, probably out of fear. Much of the behavior that goes on down there is disgusting. Instances that come to mind are eating smelly food openly, panhandling, and groping. If we all collectively took a stand I doubt the conditions would be as bad as they are. But I guess you all think it's some sort of shared cultural experience we should embrace. It's not like this in other countries. In case you thought that's just public transit for you. I will tell a person they are ghetto to their face if they eat a box of open food in front of me. If it becomes a YouTube hit, so be it.
Is that white lady you???


Fight on NYC subway - YouTube
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