Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Psychology of the New York Subway Rider, Decoded

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM

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  • Photo via NBC Latino/ Rachel Figueroa-Levin

But Women And Children Have Other Perks

What is this the Titanic? Har har. No, but really, this just seems nice. The MTA reported that "children are almost always able to find seats, even under heavy loads," and that men were more likely to be standing, "probably because New York's gentlemen do live up to cultural expectations regarding giving up seats to ladies and children." Anecdotally, that last bit seems like sort of a stretch, but sure. Let's assume this to be true.

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Virginia K. Smith is the Assistant Editor at The L Magazine and a Bushwick resident. Her profile picture was taken at Summerscreen, because she is a real team player.

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