How safe are the subways? Hours before a gunman wearing a skull-and-bones mask shot a stranger on the Manhattan N train, Gov. Kathy Hochul assured us they’re much safer than they were last year. Guess what? They are. But they’re nowhere near as safe as they were before the pandemic.
The governor, standing Friday with Mayor Eric Adams at Fulton Street, touted the good news. The surge in subway police, launched just before Hochul’s election, has made a big difference.
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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.
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