Kids. First they are eating in our restaurants, now they’re skipping out on subway fare. Will they (or their parents) soon run us out of our own city? The New York Daily News explains today that although children 44 inches and under are allowed a free ride, their taller counterparts make up 43% of people who skip out on paying the requisite $2.25.
This costs the Metropolitan Transit Authority “millions of dollars a year,” but we’ll give the kiddies a free pass if they refrain from doing some other things on the subway.
As a child, do not:
You should feel free to:
Thanks, kids! You are perfectly okay if you’re well-behaved. We appreciate it.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 20, 2011