Guardian Angels on subway. Welcome to 1994.

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  1. newcastlefan

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    Does anyone really feel safer seeing this old fart on the subway?

    The city on Sunday saw its sixth and seventh subway slashings in less than a month — and the terrifying spree has inspired the Guardian Angels to resume patrols not seen since the Big Apple’s bad old days.

    For the first time since 1994, the red-beret-wearing Angels will maintain a regular night-and-day presence in the subways, group founder Curtis Sliwa said. The teams of 12 volunteers will take two shifts, one running from the afternoon until 7 a.m., and the other from the morning into the afternoon.

    “Riders are coming up and asking us: ‘Please, you’ve got to come back in force,’ ” Sliwa, who founded the group in 1979, told The Post. “I think it’s become obvious that the police need help, the MTA needs help. They can’t handle it.”

    Two men were slashed on Sunday, both in Manhattan.

    Colwin McGregor, 31, was attacked around 3 a.m. on the southbound 2-train platform at West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, police sources said.

    He had gotten into a fight with a woman, who summoned another man to slash him in the face with a sharp object, although no weapon was recovered, the sources said. McGregor was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and later released.

    Then, at 9 p.m., a man was slashed in the hand during a mugging on a C train as it entered the station at 155th Street and St. Nichols Avenue.

    The robber cut the victim with a knife when he refused to hand over his wallet and cellphone, sources said. The thug fled, and was still at large early Monday.

    The victim was treated for minor wounds at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

    Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday he’s not surprised residents are on edge over the slashings.

    “New Yorkers have a right to be alarmed or concerned, particularly those riding the subways,” he said.

    The incidents do not seem related, Bratton said on John Catsimatidis’ 970 AM radio show Sunday morning. He pointed to crowded trains and mental illness as possible causes.

    Bratton is getting help from quarters other than the Guardian Angels.

    Late last week, the National Guard, which has patrolled city transit centers, including Penn Station, since the fall of 2014, established a presence in the Barclays Center subway station in Brooklyn, site of a slashing last week.
     
  2. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I see him sometimes around penn station. He looks decrepit as fuck in person.
     
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    90 year old vigilante.
     
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    I'd rather have Bernhard Goetz on my train.
     
  5. newcastlefan

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    doesn't he? he looked just as bad in the 1990s. i used to see him and his body guards on the #1 train except he would a camelhair overcoat and suit back then.
     
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    "Flat Curtis"...
    :giggle:
     
  7. newcastlefan

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    he has a talk show on the local NY1 news here. he gets on and his partner tries to talk rationally about the news issues while curtis tries to act funny and outrageous but just manages to sound sad.
     
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    Haven't seen any in like 20 years, but at that time they were really scraping the bottom of the barrel for members.

    Looked like they were recruiting at junior high schools.
     
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    they took the fat black guys from way uptown and gave them cut red beanies
     
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    I'll take goetz
     
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    Same old NYC :ss:
     
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    hasnt been in 20 years. we have an asshole as mayor and its gone downhill.
     
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    It was better when times square was full of adult shops and whores.
     
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    well it was more fun.

    we had a safe city. now our idiot reggie-wannabe mayor has eliminated all the things that made it safe here, and what is he concerned with? recreating a trolley car in brooklyn.

    last night i was on the D train and some unwashed bum was asleep in the car. the smell was so bad that people ran off the car rather than get home. the D train runs once every 40 minutes at 9pm and everyone would rather get off and wait for the next train than suffer with that trash for 10 minutes. and, of course, this piece of shit was one of biblasio's constituents.
     
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    NYC hasn't been the same since Rudy Giuliani had the homeless ground up into hot dogs and served to tourists.
     
  16. newcastlefan

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    first good use for them. unfortunately there is a difference between the homeless (who are pretty much just educated beggers) and the bums who sleep on the subway and are just a mess of filth and make everyone within 10 feel of them want to puke. even the rats wont eat them.
     
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    of course Curtis patrols the one train line that does not need it. The #1 train will rise up and defend itself. you don't try that shit on the 8th ave line.
     
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    I'm talkin bout the ones who harass you, threaten you if you don't let em wash ya windows and of course the ones who push you on the tracks.
     
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    Cant a bum scratch out a shower somewhere in the city?
     
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    All you assholes shitting on this guy

    Seems like they're just trying to keep the peace

    Wtf is wrong with you douche bags