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.



 


  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

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

  • thriftStoreJungle

    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:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

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

  • San ah make ya dance

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

  • San ah make ya dance

    and a man at that :lol:

  • SummerBaby

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

  • Wasting time

    Morning Roses :waves:

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

  • luVn_liFe…

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

  • San ah make ya dance

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

  • San ah make ya dance

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

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

    ______________

    :ghost: :hahaha:

  • A.J.

    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

  • Ms. YaYa

    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

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Aj :kiss: Hey there :waves:

  • A.J.

    :lol: Luvn hey there!!

  • Wasting time

    :hi: AJ

  • luVn_liFe…

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    Morning yall! :waves:

  • http://facebook.com/lyfeizajourney ricanlbc

    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!

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    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 !!

  • A.J.

    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.”

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Hey there Vdot :hug:

  • A.J.

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

  • bama_n_jersey

    :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:

  • A.J.

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

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    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:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    A.J. says:

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

    :cosign:

  • luVn_liFe…

    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
    —-

  • luVn_liFe…

    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
    —-

  • luVn_liFe…

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

  • Who Dat

    I wish I was on vacation. :sad:

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

  • SummerBaby

    A.J. :hi:

  • Crimsontide

    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:

  • Wasting time

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

  • luVn_liFe…

    Miguel Mollywhopped that woman in the head when he was performing

    CTHU :ghost:

  • libra80sbaby

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

  • Smonae

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

  • SummerBaby

    Smonae :hi:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :hug: nae

  • Who Dat

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

    :hi: @Smonae and all the Roses.

  • Smonae

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    :newpost:

  • bama_n_jersey

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

  • http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/26/video-the-moment-nancy-grace-stuns-the-father-of-a-missin User Friendly

    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:

  • https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=663758563679083 VDot

    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:

  • Crimsontide

    Morning Smonae!

  • Wasting time

    Hey Snomae :hi:

  • ShoYaRight

    “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.

  • lisaROSE

    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?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    “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:

  • Twilight

    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.

  • GottaBigOne

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

    LOL!

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

  • tintin1979

    so people throw dollar bills at them?