NYPD cracks down on subway pole dancers

NY subway pole dancers

It’s a minor inconvenience that many New York City subway riders have grown accustomed to. Athletic pole dancers turning tricks on subway trains for a little pocket change. In response to complaints from commuters who are not impressed with the pole skills, the New York Police Department is cracking down on the public annoyance.

From MyFoxNY:

Police Commissioner William Bratton acknowledges he is targeting subway acrobats as part of his embrace of the “broken windows” theory of policing — that low-grade lawlessness can cultivate a greater sense of disorder and embolden more dangerous offenders.

“Is it a significant crime? Certainly not,” Bratton said recently. But the question is, he added, “Does it have the potential both for creating a level of fear as well as a level of risk that you want to deal with?”

The subway acrobats say they’re just out to entertain, make a living and put a little communal levity in New York’s no-eye-contact commuting.

“We all, as New Yorkers, get these force fields around us. We just try to go inside the train and change the vibe,” said a performer named Besnkheru, who, because of the crackdown, spoke on the condition that his full name not be used.

“It’s such a part of New York culture,” said rider Joli Tribuzio, an actress.

But other passengers resent becoming a captive audience for acrobats and break-dancers in a cramped subway car.

“I don’t like all that action right in front of my face,” rider Kesia Hudson said.



 


53 Responses to “NYPD cracks down on subway pole dancers”

  1. 1
    VDot says:

    Everybody wanna spin on a pole now. I blame the Kardashians. More specifically Kylie and Kendall :tea:

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    thriftStoreJungle says:

    the trains are hot and smelly enough as it is. adding an upside down pocketbook on a pole is just too much. yet another reason i will not touch the poles in the trains :no:

  3. 3

    :facepalm: folks I tell ya …. why would you …. awww shyt never mind… I can’t respond to shyt I don’t understand

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    San ah make ya dance says:

    This tickles me :hahaha: People will do anything with a moment on their hands

  5. 5
    San ah make ya dance says:

    and a man at that :lol:

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    SummerBaby says:

    I keep visualizing a passenger getting kicked in the head by one of these “pole” dancers. :rofl:

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    Wasting time says:

    Morning Roses :waves:

    Good. They are annoying; now on to the bands, break dancers and singers!!!

  8. 8
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Miserable, lonely , bittet unattractive folks gotta ruin everything
    “Whats a POle girl to do niw!

  9. 9
    San ah make ya dance says:

    Miserable, lonely , bittet unattractive folks gotta ruin everything
    “Whats a POle girl to do niw!
    —————–
    :hahaha:

  10. 10
    San ah make ya dance says:

    :waves: Morning…going to do some “work”

  11. 11
    VDot says:

    adding an upside down pocketbook on a pole is just too much

    ______________

    :ghost: :hahaha:

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    A.J. says:

    Maybe the town circus will hire their ass. If I were riding the subway, I wouldn’t want that happening near me tho.

    Good Morning Sandra :woot:
    Jenie
    VDot
    San
    Thrift
    Wasting time and $$
    Summer

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    Ms. YaYa says:

    If I just had a long day at work and I have to get on the train to your musty beind gyrating in my face I might not like that too much either…just saying

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  15. 15
    A.J. says:

    :lol: Luvn hey there!!

  16. 16
    Wasting time says:

    :hi: AJ

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    AJ :kiss:
    Hellurhhh
    Im in a state of disarray, my office internet has been down two days :angry:

  18. 18
    VDot says:

    Morning yall! :waves:

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    ricanlbc says:

    I saw it last week for the 1st time..These young kids are reckless. White people just stare in disbelief. You really have to be there to see what I mean!

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    It’s a bunch of Dumbazzes running a muck round town these days :tea: this is why I stay my azz at home …. then when you have to go to work you see these ignant folks dancing on a short pole in front of ya on the damn train ….. This is why I am an advocate for telework :yes: You don’t have to deal with this stupid shyt !!

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    A.J. says:

    I saw the video tho and unfortunately as talented as they are acrobatically, they still remind me of “slave-entertainment.” Swinging on the railings/bars like “porch monkeys and stuff.”

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    A.J. says:

    Im in a state of disarray, my office internet has been down two days
    ___________
    I’d be working from home. :tea:

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    bama_n_jersey says:

    :waves: I’m so ready for this day to be over with already. My weekend starts today!!!

    :party:

    I don’t think I am doing any work at all…vacation frame of mind.. :cheers:

  25. 25
    A.J. says:

    This is why I am an advocate for telework
    _____________
    Egg-actly!!

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    A.J. says:

    I saw the video tho and unfortunately as talented as they are acrobatically, they still remind me of “slave-entertainment.” Swinging on the railings/bars like “porch monkeys and stuff.”
    ______________

    sho ya right :tea:

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    A.J. says:

    Im in a state of disarray, my office internet has been down two days
    ___________
    I’d be working from home.
    ____________

    :cosign:

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    saw it last week for the 1st time..These young kids are reckless. White people just stare in disbelief
    —-
    It’s a bunch of Dumbazzes running a muck round town these days
    —-

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    saw it last week for the 1st time..These young kids are reckless. White people just stare in disbelief
    —-
    It’s a bunch of Dumbazzes running a muck round town these days
    —-

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    luVn_liFe... says:

    :mad:
    Dammit! This phone posting.
    Theres things i Can still do without internet, which means really work :(
    With internet i can pretend All day :/

  31. 31
    Who Dat says:

    I wish I was on vacation. :sad:

    Starts to chant…next week…next week..!

  32. 32
    SummerBaby says:

    A.J. :hi:

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    Crimsontide says:

    SummerBaby says:

    I keep visualizing a passenger getting kicked in the head by one of these “pole” dancers. :rofl:

    Right! I’m imagining something like when Miguel Mollywhopped that woman in the head when he was performing. :hahaha:

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    Wasting time says:

    I’m here tomorrow until about noon :lol:
    Bday weekend :yahoo:

  35. 35
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Miguel Mollywhopped that woman in the head when he was performing

    CTHU :ghost:

  36. 36
    libra80sbaby says:

    I sure wish I could work from home. Chile I wouldnt even get out my PJs. :tea:

  37. 37
    Smonae says:

    Good Morning Beautiful People :waves: Sandra
    Jenie
    San
    Vdot
    WastingT
    Who Dat
    Luvn
    Libra
    Summer
    Crimson
    Yaya
    Thift
    A.J. :hugs:

  38. 38
    SummerBaby says:

    Smonae :hi:

  39. 39
    luVn_liFe... says:

    :hug: nae

  40. 40
    Who Dat says:

    I have found that I work harder from home than I EVER do here. Not sure why.

    :hi: @Smonae and all the Roses.

  41. 41
    Smonae says:

    Pole dancing good exercise & good for the bedroom :yes:

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    bama_n_jersey says:

    I just read that Jeremy Meeks is signing with a Hollywood Agent….

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    VDot says:

    Everybody wanna spin on a pole now. I blame the Kardashians. More specifically Kylie and Kendall
    ___________________

    its not that kind of pole dancing. its basically break dancing and they do flips on the overhead and standing poles.

    its crazy how a story can be spinned into something completely different than it really is.

    but anyways….good mornteeng :hi:

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    VDot says:

    its not that kind of pole dancing. its basically break dancing and they do flips on the overhead and standing poles.

    _____________

    :lol: I know, I went to the link, read the article and watched the video. I just like to blame the Kardashians for everything :yes:

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    Crimsontide says:

    Morning Smonae!

  47. 47
    Wasting time says:

    Hey Snomae :hi:

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    ShoYaRight says:

    “We just try to go inside the train and change the vibe,” said a performer named Besnkheru, who, because of the crackdown, spoke on the condition that his full name not be used.”

    He’s only using his first name because there are hundreds of people named BESNKHERU.

    Chile…I can’t with him.

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    lisaROSE says:

    im not a big fan of the dancers but i enjoy when the singers and the kids selling candy get on the train. id rather give them money for working than for begging….. anyways is it friday yet?

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    Sandra Rose says:

    “We just try to go inside the train and change the vibe,” said a performer named Besnkheru, who, because of the crackdown, spoke on the condition that his full name not be used.”

    ShoYaRight says:

    He’s only using his first name because there are hundreds of people named BESNKHERU.

    Chile…I can’t with him.
    _______________
    :hahaha:

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    Twilight says:

    I seen these young men perform @sandra and they are very entertaining. I rather see them perform and work the pole and walk the ceiling literally than rob or steal or have a crazy a$$ homeless person walk through the train car smelling like $hit begging for money and showing his penis. Im gonna send you some pics from my friends site called zero fvcks given where you see all kinds of subway riders mainly the white people sitting in the train car with a dam mattress,another had a tabl infront of her and eating her dinner. oh dont forget about the abusive cops who give you a $100 ticket just for you having your bag in the seat next to you at 2am coming home from work. If NY dont want these guys im sure ATL would because they are truly talented at working the pole in a entertaing way. while performing they never touch any passenger body parts or anything never is in the passengers face. I used to worry about getting hit but these guys are like spiderman.

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    GottaBigOne says:

    Ms. Rose . . . The pole Dancers “Turning Tricks” though?

    LOL!

    Almost fell of my Man’s lap reading this . . . TOO Funny!

  53. 53
    tintin1979 says:

    so people throw dollar bills at them?

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