Month: August 2009

Coffee Shop Gawker!

You would think New Yorkers with their “seen it all” attitude wouldn’t look twice at two lesbians. But there’s always someone who feels like they have the right to do or say whatever they want to you when you’re a woman out with your partner. My girlfriend and I were reading in a cafe in … Continued

Perv Hits a Nerve

The recent story of the perv caught masturbating on the train has hit a nerve. It’s no surprise, it seems like everyone in New York has either seen someone masturbating on the train or knows someone that has. The subway cars are the living rooms of New York: we read, daydream, listen to music, play … Continued

Minnie Mouse Gets Groped (Seriously)

It looks like even Minnie Mouse is not safe from street harassment. From today’s New York Times: “A 60-year-old man has been convicted of groping a woman in a Minnie Mouse costume at Walt Disney World. […] He was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to write the victim an apology, serve 180 days … Continued

How Not to Get a Date on the 6 Train…

…by harassing a nice young woman as soon as she sits down next to you in the only free seat, and then telling her you wouldn’t sleep with her if she was the last woman on earth. But that’s what this guy (bottom right, not a great shot) did. And continued to hassle her (“white … Continued

Who Let the Dogs Out?

As I was leaving my house to walk my dog, a passing tan-colored van slowed down in the middle of the street and the male driver (probably in his 40s) stuck his head out the window, looked back at me, and smiled creepily. I looked at him and snapped “What?!” His smile dropped, and he … Continued

Carroll Street Creep

I was at the Carroll street stop off the G/F at 2:30am on a Thursday reading a book on the bench along with 5 other people and the f train came (not my train… waiting for the G) and this guy next to me (early thirties wearing an ipod) tries to force himself on me … Continued

Station Booths Close, Leaving Riders Unprotected

Today’s AMNY article highlights the MTA’ s station booth closures. HollabackNYC recently co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit with RightRides, Girls for Gender Equity, and NOW-NYC. New Yorkers for Safe Transit has protested these cuts alongside TBOU, a transit union. HollabackNYC’s Emily May is quoted in the article: “Without that worker, people are really defenseless,” … Continued