Photo by myself in Herald Square, around 33rd Street and Broadway.
Several police officers congregated on a street corner the other day.
For whatever reason, I've been seeing a lot more police presence here in the city. The other morning, several police officers stood in the subway station bearing Uzzis and police dogs.
Recently in the subways, posters have been appearing regarding personal space.
Finally, sexual harassment in the subways has become an issue. Women are being encouraged to speak up if they're groped.
I've encountered some errant hands on the subway, and I'm sure most women have. When you're standing in tight quarters with nowhere to run, you're quite vulnerable. It's also easy to give people the benefit of the doubt and not realize you're being groped until much too late.
A full-fledged ad campaign is scheduled to take place underground in September. You can read more about it here.
Related posts: Policing the Subway, Code Yellow and Heigh-Ho.