The sculpture you see below, believe it or not, was created to honor those that died in the World Trade Center airplane bombing on September 11, 2001. The fact that many people leapt out of the burning buildings to escape the fire in the sky to quickly find their deaths on the ground below was lost on the artist.
Today on the New York City subway and bus system, the following behavior violations will get you $100 file and 10 days in jail:
Jumping turnstiles even with a valid MetroCard
Straddling a bicycle
Wearing in-line or roller skates
Standing on a skateboard or scooter
Moving between subway car end doors when stopped or moving
Placing feet on subway, bus and platform bench seats Putting bags on an empty seat when the train or bus is crowded
What is amazing is how some New Yorkers need to be threatened with fines and jail to temper their bad behavior. All the bullet points on that list address common sense and common courtesy. It’s unfortunate so many people resist the notion of naturally doing the right thing to get along with other people.