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NY Mass Transit Made A Rule About Pets, So New Yorkers Said, “Hold My Beer…”

by SharonKurheg

We found this post in our archives from early last year and it is the epitome of the tenacity of New Yorkers. You keep on being you, New Yorkers – we’ll get through this!

New Yorkers are a breed unto themselves. And I can say that because I lived in New York for the first 35 years of my life (Brooklyn and Staten Island, REPRESENT!). As a general rule, we’re quick. We’re street smart. And we understand the system, to the point of knowing how to work it to our advantage. Or if not, at least how to work it over. 😉

So when the MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority – they oversee the public transportation system of subways, trains, buses, etc, in 12 counties in lower New York, including the 5 boroughs of NYC) updated their rules to say, “No person may bring any animal on or into any conveyance or facility unless enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers,” (Section 1050.9, section H, paragraph 1) New Yorkers stepped up to the challenge. Take a look…

So the next time you’re in NYC, see if you can find any 4-legged animals, “enclosed in a container.” You know, like a shoulder bag. Or a backpack. Or an Ikea bag.

BTW, I looked for photos of bagged cats on the subway. Not surprisingly, I couldn’t find any ;-).

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This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary

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