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Off the Rails

Off the Rails

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

Nov 23, 2018

Prankster in Turkey Costume Carves, Gobbles Bird on Subway

Prankster in Turkey Costume Carves, Gobbles Bird on Subway

What's more New York than almost sitting on a partially-nude man painted to camouflage into a classic subway cart?

Nov 21, 2018

Near-Nude Man Painted to Blend Into Subway Car Goes Viral

Near-Nude Man Painted to Blend Into Subway Car Goes Viral

What's more New York than almost sitting on a partially-nude man painted to camouflage into a classic subway cart?

Nov 9, 2018

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

Aug 3, 2018

Man Spotted With Full-Size Skeleton on Times Square Subway

Man Spotted With Full-Size Skeleton on Times Square Subway

Oh, New York. A man was spotted riding a Times Square subway while holding a full-size human skeleton late Thursday, at one point using it as a place to rest his head. The skeleton didn't appear real...

Apr 20, 2018

Off the Rails: Shrieking Intern, Waterfalls, Beers and Bowie

Off the Rails: Shrieking Intern, Waterfalls, Beers and Bowie

What do you get when you combine 5.6 million people, torrential rains, subway delays and David Bowie? Just another week in the New York subway, that's what.

Apr 6, 2018

This Week on the Subway: Mystery Powder and a Lost Dog

This Week on the Subway: Mystery Powder and a Lost Dog

There was no shortage of interesting moments in the New York City subway system this week.

Mar 23, 2018

Off the Rails: Express Train to 'Ellen', a Lost Dog and Bach

Off the Rails: Express Train to 'Ellen', a Lost Dog and Bach

There was no shortage of interesting moments in the New York City subway system last week.

Mar 9, 2018

Off the Rails: Sandwich Spreading, Burgers and Stampedes

Off the Rails: Sandwich Spreading, Burgers and Stampedes

There was no shortage of interesting moments in the New York City subway system last week.

Mar 9, 2018

Subway Singer, Stabbed 9 Times, Attempts Album One Last Time

Subway Singer, Stabbed 9 Times, Attempts Album One Last Time

A 58-year-old New York subway singer who has been stabbed nine times, and is so good he made it to the semi-finals of "America's Got Talent," is now asking the public for a huge favor: help him to fund his debut...

Mar 6, 2018

Introducing Off the Rails: The Week That Was on NYC Subways

Introducing Off the Rails: The Week That Was on NYC Subways

There was no shortage of interesting moments in the New York City subway system last week.

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.