This article originally appeared on Newser: ‘Walking through the dark’ as men get women on subway articles Women are being allowed on the New York City subway, and men are getting a little too excited, Newser reports.
The New York Post reports that a man was seen in the crowd during a Friday night rush hour rush-hour train ride on the Orange Line.
The man, wearing a dress shirt and dark pants, walked around the crowd in the dark, making the women on board uncomfortable.
“The man was wearing a dark, sleeveless dress shirt,” an MTA spokesperson told the paper.
“We were aware of the man’s behavior and are taking the necessary precautions to prevent further incidents.”
A spokesperson for the New Jersey Transit said that “women are allowed to travel on the NJ Transit bus,” adding that the subway will be “more comfortable for women.”
The spokesperson added that women are not being allowed to sit in designated seats or wait for a train to reach a station, though there is an exception for women in wheelchairs.
In a video posted to Twitter, the man can be seen getting off the train at the New Brunswick-New York terminal and walking toward a female passenger, whom he had just approached.
“Hey, how you doing?” the man asks.
“Got my bag,” the woman responds.
“Good, thanks,” the man says.
“Well, I’m going to see if you can tell me how it’s going.”
The video then cuts to a woman sitting next to him.
“What’s up?” the woman says.
The woman asks if she’s allowed to take her shoes off.
“No, no, I can’t,” the male passenger replies.
“That’s fine,” the female passenger replies, as the man continues to walk toward her.
“How about you take off your shoes and walk around,” the passenger asks.
As the man walks toward her, she responds, “I’m not allowed to.”
A female passenger who was waiting for a car with a woman gets off a train at a station.
Photo: Twitter/@NYC_Riders “It’s not the first time this happened,” she told the New Orleans Advocate.
“It happens all the time.
There’s always someone else in the same situation.”
The New Jersey Transportation Department confirmed that the woman was wearing her shoes.
“There’s no dress code,” spokesperson Lisa Miller told the newspaper.
“In New Jersey, no one wears a dress or a bra in the subway or on the bus.
It’s just a dress code.”
The MTA spokesperson also told the Times that “a dress code does not include the need for shoes.”
This article was originally published by Newser.