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storm causes major subway station flooding, train suspensions


heavy flooding across the tristate area made for a messy monday commute. as the mta gave riders trips as terrible as the weather, dozens took to twitter to share images of water pouring into city subway stations and complain of delays. commuting chaos hit more than a dozen lines as rain flooded the transit system, creating waterfalls on subway station platforms and pools of water inside some long island rail road train cars. a video posted by twitter user josh guild that showed a ... of water running down the steps of a no. 1 subway station in harlem had been viewed almost 8,000 times. the flooding became so heavy at the 145th st. station that northbound no. 1 trains started to skip the station around 10:30 a.m. the morning rush got off to a rough start at 34th st.-her...






see it: heavy rain causes major subway station flooding


a deluge of rain turned the city’s subway system into straphanger soup during rush hour monday — with dozens of riders sharing images of water pouring into stations and complaining of delays. commuting chaos hit more than a dozen lines as rain flooded the transit system, creating waterfalls on subway station platforms and pools of water inside some long island rail road train cars. rider josh guild posted video of a ... of water sloshing down the steps of a no. 1 subway station in harlem. the flooding became so heavy at the 145th st. station that northbound no. 1 trains started to skip the station around 10:30 a.m. even without the rains, the morning rush had a rough start.water poured into the 42nd street bryant park subway station on monday. (@dangbattleship; @b...






train strikes person at penn station, delaying subway service


a person was hit by a train just before noon tuesday at penn station, fouling the train service on three subway lines, officials said. the train struck the person at 11:54 a.m. near 34th st. and 7th ave. in midtown. firefighters and medics rushed to the scene after getting a 911 call. “southbound 2 subway and 3 subway trains are running local from 96 st to 14 st because of an injured customer at 34 st-penn station,” the mta said on its website.homeless man dies after being hit by subway in east new york “expect delays on 1 subway, 2 subway and 3 subway trains.” the medical condition of the person, or details about how they were hit by the train, were not immediately available.sign up for breaking news emailsprivacy policythanks for subscribing!tags:penn st...






see it: heavy rain causes major subway station flooding


a deluge of rain turned the city’s subway system into straphanger soup during the morning rush hour monday — with dozens of riders sharing images of water pouring into stations and complaining of delays. central park recorded 3.28 inches of rain by noon — and more showers forecast for tuesday, accuweather reported. commuting chaos hit more than a dozen lines monday morning as rain flooded the transit system, creating waterfalls on subway station platforms and pools of water inside some long island rail road train cars. rider josh guild posted video of a ... of water sloshing down the steps of a no. 1 subway station in harlem. the flooding became so heavy at the 145th st. station that northbound no. 1 trains started to skip the station around 10:30 a.m.water poure...






see it: heavy rain causes major subway station flooding


a deluge of rain monday turned the region’s subways, roads and airports into a soupy mess — submerging them and snarling the morning rush hour. central park recorded 3.28 inches of rain by noon — with more showers forecast for tuesday, accuweather reported. commuting chaos hit more than a dozen lines as rain flooded into the transit system, creating waterfalls on subway station platforms and pools of water inside some long island rail road train cars. clogged storm grates at 145th st. in hamilton heights sent cataracts of brown water cascading down the stairs to the no. 1 train station. rider josh guild posted a photo on twitter of a small pond forming at broadway and 145th st. as a straphanger duck-walked up the steps and water cascaded down the stairs and into the ...






train spares 18-year-old girl who fell on harlem subway tracks


a teenager danced her way into the path of a subway train in manhattan on friday, cops said. sylvia cruz, 18, tumbled onto harlem subway tracks around 3 a.m. and miraculously survived when a train rolled over her, police said. cruz, who goes by the nickname dez, was strutting her stuff on the platform of the 125th st. station on st. nicholas ave. when she lost her balance and plunged onto the tracks, officials said. moments later an uptown d train entered the station. even though the motorman hit the emergency brakes, the front of the train rolled over her, officials said.subway savior pulls man from tracks just before l train roars in first responders managed to pull cruz out from under the train and took her to mount sinai-st. luke’s hospital for treatment. she...






this n.y. man decided to race a slow mta train on foot — and won


when the subway is moving a little too slow for you just out run it. a new york-based lawyer, who previously set a guinness world record for the fastest time to travel through every subway station in the city, is back for another challenge. this time, matthew ahn decided to race the mta subway on foot. the idea was inspired by a london man who successfully beat the tube on foot between stations.heavy rain forces penn station commuters to face flooding, delays ahn decided to race the 2/3 train from the chambers street stop to the park place stop, which is about five blocks - or 0.3 miles - apart. it takes the subway around two minutes to travel between the two stops, so ahn had to move fast.(matthew ahn/youtube) in a video posted to his facebook page, ahn is see...






this n.y. man decided to race a slow mta train on foot — and won


when the subway is moving a little too slow for you just out run it. a new york-based lawyer, who previously set a guinness world record for the fastest time to travel through every subway station in the city, is back for another challenge. this time, matthew ahn decided to race the mta subway on foot. the idea was inspired by a london man who successfully beat the tube on foot between stations.heavy rain forces penn station commuters to face flooding, delays ahn decided to race the 2/3 train from the chambers street stop to the park place stop, which is about five blocks - or 0.3 miles - apart. it takes the subway around two minutes to travel between the two stops, so ahn had to move fast.(matthew ahn/youtube) in a video posted to his facebook page, ahn is see...






amtrak train derails in penn station, shutting down nj transit


an amtrak train derailed friday morning and struck an nj transit car, causing major traffic at penn station. the washington, d.c.-bound train was leaving the station around 9 a.m. when the "minor derailment" took place, according to an amtrak spokeswoman. part of the train was still at the platform at the time of the incident, she added. all 248 passengers left the train exited safely to into the station, according to amtrak. a woman who said she was on the train tweeted that riders were moved through the train's cafe car. the train's second and third cars became detached as the train was leaving, she said in another tweet.amtrak train traveling in winter storm wipes out commuters while the rail service said no one was immediately hurt, fdny reported two people suf...






boy, 11, escapes stranger's clutches in brooklyn subway station


an 11-year-old boy escaped the clutch of a stranger who gripped his arm as he tried to board a brooklyn subway, police said thursday. the man’s grasp stopped the boy from boarding a queens-bound m train at the myrtle-wyckoff avenues subway station in bushwick around 8:30 a.m. tuesday, according to authorities. “i’m going to get you,” the man allegedly told the boy, following him as he ran from him.(dcpi) the boy ran down to the l train platform where he borrowed a good samaritan’s cellphone to call the police, cops said. the creep fled back to the m train platform where he boarded a queens-bound m train. police on thursday released surveillance footage of the suspect entering the myrtle-wyckoff avenue subway station. he is described as hispanic, aroun...






see it: subway train narrowly avoids hitting napping homeless man


now this is a close call!  a subway barreling into a west village station stopped just 2 feet short of crushing a homeless man sleeping on the tracks saturday morning, officials said. the motorman of the uptown no. 1 subway slammed on the brakes after spotting the victim as the train entered the 14th st./seventh ave. station about 8:30 a.m., officials said. the train came to a shuddering stop less than 2 feet from the man’s head. “the train did not make contact with the individual,” an mta spokeswoman said. the man, who had no id but is believed to be in his 40s, was napping alongside the track closest to the platform in the moments before the train arrived.first responders moved the man, dressed in several layers of clothes and a yellow hat, onto a backboar...






man dragged by subway after his backpack got stuck


a 28-year-old man was injured after his backpack got caught on a subway in manhattan sunday morning and he was pinned between the train and the platform, police said.the man was sitting on the floor of the 50th street station with his back against a pillar as a 1 train pulled into the station around 5 a.m.as the man stood up, his backpack became ensnared on the moving train, which pulled him about the length of three subway cars, cops said.the man’s legs were pinned between the train and the platform when police arrived, officials said.the man was eventually freed and rushed to bellevue hospital in stable condition.police said the man is not believed to be homeless and was not intoxicated at the time of the incident.share this:






train spares 18-year-old girl who fell on harlem subway tracks


a teenager danced her way into the path of a subway train in manhattan on friday, cops said. sylvia cruz, 18, tumbled onto harlem subway tracks around 3 a.m. and miraculously survived when a train rolled over her, police said. cruz, who goes by the nickname dez, was strutting her stuff on the platform of the 125th st. station on st. nicholas ave. when she lost her balance and plunged onto the tracks, officials said. moments later an uptown d train entered the station. even though the motorman hit the emergency brakes, the front of the train rolled over her, officials said. first responders managed to pull cruz out from under the train and took her to mount sinai-st. luke’s hospital for treatment. she suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs, a broken hip and a brok...






victim fatally struck by lirr train in queens


a person was struck and killed by an lirr train in queens early sunday, officials said. a train from port washington traveling westbound to penn station struck the victim at woodside station just before 5 a.m., according to an mta spokesman. the victim’s name was not immediately released. lirr service on the port washington branch was suspended as mta police investigated, the spokesman said. meanwhile, a man survived after stumbling off the platform into the path of an oncoming train at a manhattan subway station.man-spreading leads to nyc subway hammer attack and brawl the straphanger, who police believe was intoxicated, was struck by a downtown q train as it pulled into the 57th st.-seventh ave. station at 5 a.m., police said. the train struck the man’s leg, acco...






man fatally struck by train in harlem subway


a man was struck and killed by a downtown d train in a harlem subway station on friday, police said. the man was walking across the tracks — from the uptown platform to the downtown platform — in the b/d station on 155th st. and frederick dougl blvd. at 11:20 p.m. when he was hit, cops said. the man, whose name and age were not immediately released, appeared to be homeless, authorities said. he died in the station.man faints, falls onto subway tracks in manhattan, avoids injury police and mta employees temporarily shut down service at the stop as they investigated. in a separate incident in brooklyn, thirty minutes earlier, a man lost part of his arm after being run over by a b train at the elevated brighton beach station. the man was struck and t ped by the train around 10:50 p.m., offic






man struck and killed by train at manhattan subway station


a subway train smashed into a straphanger thursday, killing him at a busy upper east side station during the evening commute, authorities said. the downtown no. 6 train struck the man at about 6:32 p.m. at the lexington ave. and e. 77th st. station. while it is not clear how the man ended up beneath the train, police said he does not appear to be the victim of a crime, police said. the train’s motorman found the body when he got out to inspect what appeared to be brake failure, authorities said.(sam costanza for new york daily news) he allegedly spotted the corpse on the track bed further down the tunnel. the body may have triggered a trip mechanism that applies the train’s emergency brake, police said.tags:upper east sidemtasend a letter to the editorjoin the ...






man slashed from shoulder to elbow on brooklyn subway train


a late-night ride on a brooklyn subway train turned into a bloody affair early tuesday when one man slashed another from shoulder to elbow, police said. the violent encounter aboard a manhattan-bound a train started at about 1:40 a.m. when the 48-year-old victim clashed with another rider near the liberty ave. station. the two argued as the train traveled eight stops, police said. when the car pulled into the station at clinton ave.-washington ave., the suspect stepped off the train but reached back in with a knife and slashed the passenger. the man was left with a deep gash from his right shoulder to his right elbow, police said. the train doors closed and the victim rode one more stop and got off at the lafayette ave. station, where he called 911. medics rushed h...






see it: subway train narrowly avoids hitting homeless man


now this is a close call! a subway train barreling into a west village train station stopped just 2 feet short of hitting a homeless man lying on the tracks saturday morning, officials said. the motorman of the uptown no. 1 subway hit the brakes after spotting the victim on the tracks as the train entered the 14th st./seventh ave. station about 8:30 a.m. when cops arrived, the train was less than 2 feet from the man’s head. “the train did not make contact with the individual,” an mta spokeswoman said. first responders moved the man, dressed in several layers of clothes and a yellow hat, onto a backboard and lifted him up to the platform.first responders moved the man, dressed in several layers of clothes and a yellow hat, onto a backboard and lifted him up to...






teen trying to retrieve her phone struck, killed by queens train


a subway train struck and killed a teenager in queens as she tried to retrieve her phone from the track bed sunday, police said. dina kadribasic, 13, jumped onto the tracks at about 3:50 p.m. at the 63rd drive-rego park station, about two blocks away from her home, authorities said. she was trying to climb back onto the platform when an r train hit her. the subway’s operator couldn’t stop the subway in time, police said. medics took her to elmhurst hospital center, where she died, cops said. video posted on twitter shows firefighters and emergency vehicles responding to the subway station shortly after the accident. mta officials cautioned riders sunday night to flag down subway staff if they drop something onto the tracks instead of trying to retrieve it thems...






see it: woman’s head gets stuck in nyc subway doors


a subway fare now costs you an arm and a leg — and maybe your head. a woman’s head was stuck in the closed doors of a subway car, and a bystander recorded the helpless woman as people along the subway platform seemingly unaware. the unidentified woman — seen looking around and holding a shopping bag — was on the no. 4 train tuesday around 12:45 p.m. as it arrived at the woodlawn station in the bronx, mta officials said. the train was making its final stop, and everyone else had emptied out when the woman realized she’d arrived.subway savior pulls man from tracks just before l train roars in she ran to get out of the car before the doors closed, but was only able to get her noggin out in time. someone sitting on a train across the platform recorded the inc...






two pervs sought for subway groping, creepy behavior


cops are asking the public's help finding two subway pervs, one of whom groped a times square straphanger on valentine's day, police said thursday. the valentine's pervert stalked his 28-year-old victim out of the a/c/e subway station at 40th st. and eighth ave. at about 11 a.m., cops said. as she climbed the stairs out of the station, he reached up and grabbed her between her legs, then ran back downstairs and vanished. on jan. 9, another subway pervert chatted up a 61-year-old woman as they both rode a northbound no. 2 train at about 11:50 p.m., cops said.cops say this man grabbed a woman from behind as she climbed the stairs to exit the subway at times square.(nypd) the suspect boarded the train in brooklyn, at the beverly road station in east flatbush, and as th...






teen trying to retrieve her phone struck, killed by queens train


a subway train struck and killed a teenager in queens as she tried to retrieve her phone from the track bed sunday, police said. dina kadribasic, 13, jumped onto the tracks at about 3:50 p.m. at the 63rd drive-rego park station, about two blocks away from her home, authorities said. she was trying to climb back onto the platform when an r train hit her. the subway’s operator couldn’t stop the subway in time, police said. medics took her to elmhurst hospital center, where she died, cops said.model's nephew convicted of manslaughter in mta bus driver death video posted on twitter shows firefighters and emergency vehicles responding to the subway station shortly after the accident. mta officials cautioned riders sunday night to flag down subway staff if they drop...






crumbling wall causes subway derailment in brooklyn


a brooklyn subway station is falling apart – literally.the debris falling from the wall of the 86th street subway station in bay ridge caused a southbound r train to derail just before 5:30 a.m. on sunday, authorities said.approximately 30 passengers were on board when the last of the 10-car train struck the debris, said an mta spokesman. no one was injured.the station was closed following the incident, causing anger and confusion among passengers.“what are you gonna do? i guess i gotta get the bus? i’m a little upset, but i guess that’s what new yorkers have to go through,” lamented staten island resident gary wise after learning he would be unable to take the subway.stella, a bay ridge resident who declined to give her last name, fumed as she searched for a shuttle bus to take ...






man, 24, found dead on brooklyn subway train


cops found a 24-year-old man dead on a brooklyn subway friday night, police said. passengers alerted two nypd transit officers onboard a southbound a train near jay st./metrotech station to a man unconscious on the train around 8:30 p.m., cops said. the officers discovered the man towards the front of the train, cops said. at the next station ems workers took the man to brooklyn hospital, but he could not be saved. the man's body bore no signs of trauma, and the medical examiner will determine his cause of death, according to officials.homeless man dead for a week found on nyc subway tracks no arrests were made, and investigators don't suspect foul play, sources said.send a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






2 people stabbed during fight at manhattan subway station


a man slashed two other men during a knife fight at a lower manhattan subway station sunday, police said. the men got into a dispute on the platform of the no. 4/5 train at the fulton st. station around 5:20 p.m., cops said.the victims — both of whom were slashed — were rushed to bellevue hospital in serious but stable condition, the fdny said. the slasher fled the subway station.it’s not clear what sparked the fight. the victims were being uncooperative, cops said.share this:






man, 24, found dead on brooklyn subway train


cops found a 24-year-old man dead on a brooklyn subway friday night, police said. passengers alerted two nypd transit officers onboard a southbound a train near jay st./metrotech station to a man unconscious on the train around 8:30 p.m., cops said. the officers discovered the man towards the front of the train, cops said. at the next station ems workers took the man to brooklyn hospital, but he could not be saved. the man's body bore no signs of trauma, and the medical examiner will determine his cause of death, according to officials.homeless man dead for a week found on nyc subway tracks no arrests were made, and investigators don't suspect foul play, sources said.tags:nypdmtasend a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






see it: woman’s head gets stuck in nyc subway doors


a subway fare now costs you an arm and a leg — and maybe your head. a woman’s head was stuck in the closed doors of a subway car, and a bystander recorded the helpless woman as people walk along the subway platform seemingly unaware. the unidentified woman — seen looking around and holding a shopping bag — was on the no. 4 train tuesday around 12:45 p.m. as it arrived at the woodlawn station in the bronx, mta officials said. the train was making its final stop, and everyone else had emptied out when the woman realized she’d arrived.subway savior pulls man from tracks just before l train roars in she ran to get out of the car before the doors closed, but was only able to get her noggin out in time.#tsrcutthefoolery: if you thought you were having a bad day jus...






subway surfer dies after falling off train onto tracks in bronx


a subway surfer died after falling off a train in the bronx sunday morning, police said. the victim, described only as a man in his 30s, fell from the top of a southbound d train at the tremont ave. station in mount hope just after 4 a.m., cops said. he fell onto the tracks and was struck by the train, according to officials. he died at the scene.subway surfer decapitated in manhattan after falling from trainsend a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






see it: witnesses rescue woman who fainted onto subway tracks


a train was just a minute away from pulling into a boston subway station when a young woman fainted and fell onto the tracks. anija lender told wbz-tv she remembers feeling warm and passing out, but not much else about her sudden free fall onto the subway tracks at south street station. “all of a sudden i just got so hot,” she said. “my best friend had some water and i took some and for a second i felt better. i don’t know, i guess i just fainted.” surveillance video captured the terrifying moment the 18-year-old suddenly passed out, prompting immediate concern for those also waiting for the red line train.man faints, falls onto subway tracks in manhattan, avoids injurya teen's body is seen on the tracks at south station in boston where she fell after feeling fa...






amtrak train derails in penn station, shutting down nj transit


an amtrak train derailed friday morning and struck an nj transit car, causing major traffic at penn station. the morning rail mishap shut down nj transit service for a bulk of the day, and is expected to impact evening rush-hour trains for the long island rail road.  the washington, d.c.-bound amtrak train was leaving the station around 9 a.m. when the "minor derailment" took place, according to a spokeswoman. part of the train was still at the platform at the time of the incident, she added. as the train derailed, it "sideswiped" an nj transit train that was coming into penn station, the agency announced on social media. the struck train was able to make it to the platform where it was evacuated.  amtrak train traveling in winter storm wipes out commuters all 24...






nj transit train derails at penn station


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amtrak train derails in penn station, shutting down nj transit


an amtrak train derailed friday morning and struck an nj transit car, causing major traffic at penn station. the morning rail mishap shut down nj transit service for a bulk of the day, and is expected to impact evening rush-hour trains for the long island rail road.  the washington, d.c.-bound amtrak train was leaving the station around 9 a.m. when the "minor derailment" took place, according to a spokeswoman. part of the train was still at the platform at the time of the incident, she added. as the train derailed, it "sideswiped" a nj transit train that was coming into penn station, the agency announced on social media. the struck train was able to make it to the platform.  amtrak train traveling in winter storm wipes out commuters all 248 passengers aboard the ...






train spares 18-year-old girl in harlem subway station


she got her groove back — then fell on the tracks. an 18-year-old girl dancing on a harlem subway platform tumbled onto the tracks early friday, but miraculously escaped serious injury when a train rolled over her, police said. the teen was strutting her stuff on the platform of the 125th st. station on st. nicholas ave. when she lost her balance and plunged onto the tracks about 3 a.m., officials said. moments later an uptown d train entered the station and the motorman hit the emergency brakes.(richard harbus for new york daily news) the front of the train rolled over the victim but did not make contact with her, officials said. first responders managed to pull the victim out from under the train and took her to mount sinai-st. luke’s hospital for treatment f...






nj transit train derails at penn station


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train spares 18-year-old girl in harlem subway station


she got her groove back — then fell on the tracks. an 18-year-old girl dancing on a harlem subway platform tumbled onto the tracks but miraculously escaped serious injury when a train rolled over her, police said friday the teen was strutting her stuff on the platform of the 125th st. station on st. nicholas ave. when she lost her balance and plunged onto the tracks about 3 a.m. thursday, officials said. moments later an uptown d train entered the station and the motorman hit the emergency brakes. the front of the train rolled over the victim but did not make contact with her, officials said. first responders managed to pull the victim out from under the train and took her to mount sinai-st. luke’s hospital for treatment for a head injury from the fall.tags:dai...






empowering prisoners in africa through legal education


prisoners studying law at kamiti maximum security prison, kenya - nate mooktoo often it is the poorest, least educated and most vulnerable who find themselves in prison. across africa, there are some inmates who will never meet a lawyer. they are crammed into facilities, some operating at 300% capacity. nelson mandela once said, "no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails."over the past 10 years, i've visited prisons all around africa, where the majority of prisoners are still awaiting trial. prison is an environment totally alien to most people. for those who are suddenly taken from their village and community, it is a shocking encounter with an overwhelming and impersonal system.whilst the law is in place to ensure access to justice and uphold basic human rights, po