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Off the Rails

Off the Rails

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

Sep 19, 2018

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.