NYC Subway: We Brake For Kittens

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What does it take to upend New York City’s massive subway system? Two tiny kittens, apparently.

Late last month, transit workers shut down two subway lines for more than an hour after a pair of striped kittehs were spotted running on the tracks. The kittens were eventually rescued, and the “yays!” did ensue.

But current NYC mayoral candidate and former MTA chair Joe Lhota later told the media that he thought the shutdown was a bad idea. All together now: “Booooooo!”

New York’s mayoral primaries are today, and our guess is that Lhota won’t be able to shore up the cat lady vote.

But this does make us wonder: How would our city officials and politicians handle it if two adorable felines were to get stuck on Muni Metro or BART tracks?



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