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Off the Rails

Off the Rails

A weekly recap of some of the strangest subway behavior in the city

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 10:59 PM EST

Woman Walks Into Surprise Birthday Party on Subway Train

Woman Walks Into Surprise Birthday Party on Subway Train

Whether you’ve been a New Yorker for years or have only been in the city once, it’s safe to say that a ride on the subway will put you in contact with some pretty interesting characters. But you probably haven’t...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 03:06 PM EDT

Cops: Fake McD's Honcho Snares $1,200 in Bizarre NJ Scam

Cops: Fake McD's Honcho Snares $1,200 in Bizarre NJ Scam

Authorities are looking for a man in connection with a bizarre scam involving a New Jersey McDonald's.

Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 03:41 AM EDT

'Excuse Me': Polite Subway Rider Drags Huge Tree Through Car

'Excuse Me': Polite Subway Rider Drags Huge Tree Through Car

Sometimes palm trees need to take public transport, too.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018 at 06:21 AM EDT

Couple Sets Up Tent on Subway, Crawl Inside, Smoke: Witness

Couple Sets Up Tent on Subway, Crawl Inside, Smoke: Witness

A couple got onto a subway train at the start of the evening rush Friday, set up a tent, crawled inside and brazenly began smoking drugs to the shock and disgust of other passengers in the train car, one of whom...

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 at 08:47 PM EDT

Soaked Rat Struggling in Subway Floods Gets Rare Sympathy

Soaked Rat Struggling in Subway Floods Gets Rare Sympathy

It's a rare day when a city rat can capture the sympathy of New Yorkers, but perhaps exceptions are made for one helpless, rain-soaked rodent struggling to navigate rushing floodwaters in the subway Tuesday.

About 'Off the Rails'

Some 5.6 million people ride the subway each day, which makes it not only a hot spot for talent scouting and people watching, but also a snow-globe of sorts for some of the strangest behavior in the city. Each week, we'll document the most outlandish, interesting and annoying happenings.