Month: November 2009

HollabackNYC in the NYTimes!

From the New York Times article: “Holla Back NYC lets women post pictures of men who harass them on the street. Holla Back struck such a nerve when it was introduced in 2005 (and led to more than one arrest) that now there are 20 Holla Back sites.” Holla!

HollabackNYC cited as a case study in a new report!

HollabackNYC and our friends and collaborators at RightRides and New Yorkers for Safe Transit are cited in this new report: How to Ease Women´s Fear of Transportation Environments: Case Studies and Best Practices Hollaback is on pages 38-40. Holla!

Three Strikes You’re Scared

My boyfriend lives downtown, and to reach him I have to walk two blocks to get to the N, R, or W train at 6th ave. This requires me to walk down west 28th street, and it is a eventful walk every time I do. Every time I walk down 28th, one or more men … Continued

Thanks for making us #1!

Your votes got us back to the number one position, but the Knight News Foundation competition rages on until December 15th. If you haven’t voted yet, don’t wait!

Glass Bottles, Bikes, and Borough Park

I’ve never felt unsafe before. That may be surprising, as I live in New York City, but I’ve never really feared for my physical safety. I’m a big lady and I’ve always felt comfortable walking or biking or taking the train at any hour of the day or night. Last night, two men on a … Continued

Brooklyn Spitter

This keeps happening to my friends in Crown Heights (brooklyn) where I live: there is a man that walks around (maybe about 5’11”, burly very chubby) with a big dirty black quilted coat on who shuffles up to women, and SPITS on them! He has tried to spit on me twice. It’s TERRIFYING and has … Continued