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My friend and I were on the F train heading home. I believe at the Roosevelt Ave station stop a well dressed older man entered the train and sat next to my friend. He started to touch her and come very close to her and asked in Spanish, “what train is this?”
Obviously he knew what train he got on and was looking for an excuse to talk to/touch/get close to young women. We ignored him when we started to hear loud banging from the other end of the train car. An MTA employee was trying to wake up an extremely intoxicated young woman who had fallen asleep and was slumped over the seat.
As soon as the old man saw this, he made a beeline to sit right next to her. By this time, everyone in the train can see what is happening as the man starts to talk to the girl and starts touching her like he did to us.
I made my way over to where she was and asked her if this man was bothering her and if she’d like to sit with us. Slurring her words, she said he wasn’t bothering her and then slumped back over. I sat down across from her when I heard a camera noise and saw a flash. The creep was taking pictures of us! We alerted the MTA employee who then left his door open.
The train had stopped moving and I (as well as the old man) had assumed someone was coming to talk to him. The old man starts yelling at me, “fat girl! You stopped the train because you’re so fat! Fat legs. Fat face!” The conductor’s door swings shut as the train accelerates and the man immediately gets up and starts coming toward us.
I was so scared of what this man might do to us I started banging at the door for the MTA worker. I explained to him several times I wanted him to alert NYPD or the Transit Authority about what was happening. He never said he called them, he just left his office door open for us.
I left the train and called 911 while the man continued taking pictures of us, still seated right next to the drunk woman. No one else in that train car did anything. I was more concerned about the woman’s safety than my own and I am unaware of any efforts to address that.
This happened between 3:40-4:00 AM on 9/12 on the F line going uptown. The car number was 9344.
The photo attached is one of several I have of this man. You can see the woman on the left. His black button down shirt has letters embroidered in white on the wrist.
I was walking back with a friend down 2nd Ave around 5th street to the subway to go home. A group of three men and one woman were walking in the opposite direction toward us and taking up the entire sidewalk.
My friend and I moved to avoid them. One of the men ran over to us and cornered us. He pushed out his pelvis toward us and said “Bam! Bam! Bam!” while moving back and forth.
This was about the fifth instance of harassment I had experienced that night, so I yelled, “get the FUCK out of my face!” This was apparently quite hilarious to the man who just laughed, while the woman he was with told me to “shut the fuck up.” I was genuinely shocked at her response and just disappointed in the human race.
Unfortunately that wasn’t the end of my harassment for the night, as I dealt with a creep on the F train that got on at Roosevelt Ave. MTA did nothing – even after I repeatedly requested them to alert NYPD.
I was waiting for the B9 bus around 10:30. I was wearing enormous, sound proof headphones, and was reading a book.
A guy tapped me on the shoulder to ask if I knew when the bus was coming–I was friendly, told him, and then put my headphones back on.
He proceeds to continually tap me to try and “compliment” me, ask me out, push for me to hang out with him. Even after I politely declined and put my headphones on, he stared at me constantly.
Walking to buy some shoes the other day and this guy walks past me in a crowded area ( I did not get a good look at him ) and says
and I respond by yelling, “EWWWW, gross!,” and keep walking.
He then yells, “NO! You are, because you’re showing your pussy.” Seriously? I deserve to be sexually harrassed because of what I’m wearing? ( not that it matters but it was leggings and a tshirt btw )
And then I yell, “Fuck you bitch!”
Does this happen often to people because I got a comment like similar to this last year.
I was walking on the Hudson Greenway by 10th St. when a teenager and his friends ride up near me on their skateboards. One of them said “Do you have any black in you? Do you want some?” They rode off, but the one who said it kept staring back. I get that they’re kids, but it’s inexcusable.
Didn’t stop because they were threatening
I was pumping gas and attached to the station was a garage. The mechanics stopped working on a car and started whistling and yelling “hey hey”. I ignored them and proceeded to pump my gas. When that didn’t work the mechanic then got a chair and sat next to my car whistling to me like a dog and talking about my “fine ass” in my dress and sticking his tongue out in a sexual way. When I got in my car to leave he then went back to work.
Driving home from work, two guys in a silver minivan shouting at me through my open window, right before I turn in to my street that Iive on. Whistling, shouting “terms of endearment”. I did not know them. I just want to drive home safely after work.
Every time I walk by Key Foods in the East Village on my way to work, the men loading food verbally harass me. On this morning, I decided enough was enough and when the pictured man said “good morning beautiful” in a suggestive manner, I turned around and asked to speak to his supervisor. I told him I would report him because his behavior was inappropriate. A woman behind me immediately came to my defense. She told the men that their behavior was sexual harassment and she encouraged me to take a picture of the harasser. She and I talked about how we experience this every time we pass the intersection and how disrespectful the men were. She encouraged me to report their behavior to the manager, which I did, even though it made me late to work. I asked the manager to give them a warning and he apologized for their behavior. When I left the store, I saw the woman again outside and she made me feel really empowered for actually reporting street harassment and I want to thank her for her support.
I don’t want anyone to get fired because of me so I didn’t actually show the photo I took to the manager. I hope that a warning from him will be at least a step in the right direction to show these men that their behavior is unacceptable and needs to stop.
There’s a group of guys that skulk around the corner of 31st and 8th, by Jimmy’s. Usually, they just shout things like “Hey mama” or “Mmm, girl,” but last night, one of them wormed through a crowd between me and them and kissed my ear, sneaking back into the crowd before I could turn around to see who it was.