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straphanger

straphanger
A hanger, 1 in the form of a strap.
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Urinating inside subway or tracks or at the station is not uncommon; in August last year, a subway rider released a cloud of crickets and peed herself in a Brooklyn-bound D train train crossing the Manhattan Bridge, sending straphangers scurrying away from her. "Woman just let crickets out on the D Train as we went over the Manhattan Bridge," one of the passengers Ezra Mechaber posted on Twitter, according to (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cricket-flinging-woman-sends-train-riders-chaos-article-1.2765937) the Daily News .
The Straphangers Campaign, a transit advocacy group, released its 9th annual Shmutz Report last week rating the cleanliness of the city's subway lines.
"In 2011," the Straphangers Campaign continued, "the agency sent out those sorts of alerts for "controllable" incidents (those not involving circumstances like sick passengers and police investigations) 2,967 times.
Organized by Candy Apple Red Productions, the benefit concert will feature live music by New York bands After Chidori, Yo Scunt, Olde York, Straphangers, and Providence band Reason to Fight.
Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can stay productive, update their status and surf online while avoiding data overage charges and network congestion via Boingo's Wi-Fi networks from June 25 through September 7, 2012.
(1) Author interview with Gene Russianoff, staff attorney, NY Straphangers, September 30, 2009.
Sure Mayor Mike takes the subway just like everyone else, although most straphangers don't have an armed escort into the core of the Big Apple.
That makes retaining the tax break even more crucial, said Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign.
This cult of the written word was something that always intrigued Western intellectuals, who looked--often with a certain envy--toward a country where the taxi drivers recited poetry and the straphangers held highbrow literary journals in their hands as they lurched from side to side on their endless commutes.
Underground travellers from different centuries and decades show and tell their experiences in Underground cars; straphangers, escalators, lifts, tickets, the Twopenny Tube and the two world wars all have a say in showing how men, women and children used and worked for London Transport and its predecessors.
On the MTA's rider survey in 2007, the L received a C+ from riders, only marginally better than the M--despite the fact that the transit advocacy group Straphangers Campaign has in recent years given high marks to the L for timeliness, reliability and the clarity of the public address system.--JM