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Old 02-16-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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Tonight a transferred to an E at Roosevelt Ave. As the train pulled in, we could all see the car was suspiciously empty... of course there were two homeless encampments, so the whole car was empty in rush hour. So we all crowd near the door to enter the next car, and that one stinks to high heaven, as another homeless guy was just walking up and down the car harassing people.

This is daily/nightly life on the E. No line smells quite like the E. It is literally a rolling homeless shelter, and is a favorite of the "Showtime" crew.
I haven't seen it like that in Manhattan yet; does that only go on once the train goes through Queens?
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:32 PM
 
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I haven't seen it like that in Manhattan yet; does that only go on once the train goes through Queens?
I also see this a lot on the E train, but once a train car stinks like that, there's no way that a short ride under the East River is going to clear out the smell. Yes, it will still smell when it reaches 53rd and Lex. And I highly doubt all the bums are de-camping once they cross the line over to Manhattan.

I entered a Manhattan-bound E train in Queens today around 5 pm. The car was mostly full (maybe 2 seats available) and no evidence of any homeless encampments, but it still smelled bad. I guess I was feeling overly smell-sensitive, but I got back out and waited for an F which was going to come in just across the platform.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:01 PM
 
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Yeah the E is much better than a lot of the other lines actually, at least if you take it until Rego Park, I dont know how it runs locally
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:19 AM
 
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Tonight a transferred to an E at Roosevelt Ave. As the train pulled in, we could all see the car was suspiciously empty... of course there were two homeless encampments, so the whole car was empty in rush hour. So we all crowd near the door to enter the next car, and that one stinks to high heaven, as another homeless guy was just walking up and down the car harassing people.

This is daily/nightly life on the E. No line smells quite like the E. It is literally a rolling homeless shelter, and is a favorite of the "Showtime" crew.
I have seen feces in the 2 train. Other lines have this problem too. I have seen homeless ca moments in the 6!train. It happens on all the train lines except for the ones majority above the ground like the 7. I saw a homeless lady with nasty sores on her thighs and nothing on but her skank dirty underwear. She put her crotch in a guy's face and asked for money. Next station all the men ran out if the train myself included.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:34 AM
 
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Yeah the E is much better than a lot of the other lines actually, at least if you take it until Rego Park, I dont know how it runs locally
Normally the E train does not stop in Rego Park. It goes express between Jackson Heights and Forest Hills!
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Is your company and job always perfect?

It happens part of city living, deal with it lol.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:24 PM
 
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Is your company and job always perfect?

It happens part of city living, deal with it lol.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:25 PM
 
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The E train is much better in Manhattan. It's problematic in Queens because of the panhandlers, consistent delays/track changes, and occasional insane. The homeless encampments are an issue anywhere on the line.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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The E train is much better in Manhattan. It's problematic in Queens because of the panhandlers, consistent delays/track changes, and occasional insane. The homeless encampments are an issue anywhere on the line.
Why would the panhandlers only panhandle within Queens? I would think they'd get more money if they appeal to those with deeper pockets (Manhattan residents). Also, why would the insane get off the train when it reaches Manhattan?

I mean, maybe you are right about the occurrences, but to me it just doesn't make logical sense.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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Why would the panhandlers only panhandle within Queens? I would think they'd get more money if they appeal to those with deeper pockets (Manhattan residents). Also, why would the insane get off the train when it reaches Manhattan?

I mean, maybe you are right about the occurrences, but to me it just doesn't make logical sense.
I would guess that there are simply more non homeless people on the train by the time it gets closer to Manhattan, so the homeless would be less noticible.

I haven't noticed a problem of homeless encampments, but I've seen beggars (the type who comes into the train and makes a speech) all over the city. They usually go from car to car, though.
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