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Thursday, September 17, 2009

NYPD in Action, Underground

Arrest below ground, NYC
Photo by myself at the subway station at 34th Street.

A couple policemen pinned a man down on the ground, Wednesday afternoon. The man's girlfriend stood nearby. The other man, standing, was one of many bystanders.

It was not clear what had happened, just moments before.


New York City is nothing like how it used to be. The parks used to be drug-riddled, the subways fearful. People never parked nice cars on the street, for fear of finding smashed windows and stolen radios.

Related posts: Police Line, Do Not Cross, Heigh-Ho and Policing the Subway, Midtown.


Olivier said...

superbe photo reportage, par-contre je suis surpris que tu es pu faire la photo sans être embêter par la police

Leif Hagen said...

Don't mess with the NYPD, right Kitty!

B SQUARED said...

Sometimes, change is good.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I'm glad it's not how it used to be, but I often hear people complain about how New York has lost it's soul, but I'm glad I don't live in a Martin Scorsese like depiction of NYC ;-)

Anonymous said...

Always something going on. ;-)


Anonymous said...

Ti assicuro che NYC è decisamente più sicura che tante città italiane, 10 giorni in NYC in agosto... mai avuto paura a girare sola o di sera.

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone!
You know that saying about being the wrong place at the wrong time?

Well I was at the right place at the right time. Arrests are rare here. They certainly happen, but not all over the place all the time.

Fish, I'm the same as you. I love the grittiness of urban life and wonder whether I could have survived NYC as it was. Not sure I could have.

Fredrik said...

Exciting! You really were at the right place at the right time.