New York City (WABC) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul and New York City Mayor Eric Adams discuss subway safety with other officials at the Fulton Street Station in Lower Manhattan on Friday.
They highlight new data that show crime rates have dropped.
Weekday passenger numbers are still about 35% lower than before the pandemic.
To make the city’s subways safer and more comfortable, the NYPD flooded the system with 1,200 officers a day this fall.
They also try to forcibly remove people who appear to be suffering from mental symptoms from the subway and put them in hospitals.
“But the reality is, every day, New Yorkers don’t want to see people sleeping on subways, hunched over, in hallways, in ATM machines. That’s right,” Mayor Eric Adams said Wednesday.
Adams will be joined by Governor Kathy Hochul and Police Commissioner, who will be announced two days after the new Grand Central Madison LIRR terminal opens to the public.
It’s the first major railroad expansion in over a century, and it’s just part of the push to bring commuters back to Manhattan.
City officials want to increase passenger numbers, but Adams admitted some of the vacant Midtown offices will never be filled with employees again.
That’s why Adams called for rezoning parts of Midtown for residential purposes in a city speech on Thursday.
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https://abc7ny.com/nyc-subway-mayor-eric-adams-crime-safety/12740810/ Mayor Adams, Gov. Ho-chul and NYPD officials reveal data showing a decline in subway crime, expected to boost ridership