Yesterday on Inwood Safety's Twitter feed I read that multiple women had been attacked when exiting or entering the A train at the 181st Street station entrance. Today, the Manhattan Times covers the incidents, which took place over the course of this week.
At this time, the 34th Precinct has yet to issue a statement regarding the attacks. (Read full article on Manhattan Times Web site.)
Three women accosted near West 184th Street A-train entrance
According to the Associated Press police have identified a suspect for a string of 14 subway robberies in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, including several instances in Washington Heights and Inwood, since January. The man's name is Rasheen Williams.
The Daily News reports that Williams has 18 prior arrests for petit larceny, trespassing and possession of marijuana. He served eight years in prison for robbery.Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
A man was sitting beside me on the train reading this book. Unusual. And one of the best things about New York City... you get to see what people are reading. At around 168th Street I got up the courage to ask him if he had ever visited the little known Clock Cemetery in Buenos Aires. This unique shop is located on a small street called Pasaje Rivarola in the heart of the city alongside two sister stores down the block, and its claim to fame is that it is housed floor to ceiling with clocks and watches in need of repair. When we went it was sadly closed.
Amazingly, he had heard of it, but had never visited. His watch, however, was from Argentina, a relic from World War I. And in a span of one train stop (he got off at 175th Street) he told me about his love for watches and clocks, how hard it is to find an old clock or watch that has all of its original parts intact and that he knew about that shop Ben and I visited in October.
Love the A train. Love this city.