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Things Get Crappy at the Bergen Street 2/3 Station

February 29th, 2008 · 6 Comments

If you are averse to stories about mounds of crap or if you are eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, stop reading and move on to the next item. If, like us, you find such tales of shitty misfortune compelling in a weird sort of way, read on. This comes from the Park Slope Forum on Brooklynian, where it was labeled a “horrifying, gross story.” Here goes:

This morning, I stepped in a huge pile of SH*T on the subway platform at the Bergen Street station. MAN! I was so freaked out. The worst thing is there was no way to clean it off my foot! I left the station and found a puddle but it wasn’t sufficient, trust me.

And I’m pretty sure it was human sh*t! AARRRRGGGH! I’m assuming it was from some homeless dude. The crap pile was right by the garbage bin, and I was stepping up to it to through out my coffee cup. Someone was squatting there defecating, trying to keep out of view obviously.

This reminded me of the discussion we had about peeing in public, and on the subway platform. Trust me, this is much worse!

Some demands for photographic evidence produced this follow up:How about go to the Bergen Street station, and look next to the garbage can on the Manhattan bound platform, and you’ll see all the evidence you need. . . . a pile of crap with a footprint in the middle . . . wasn’t in the mood to whip out my phone and take a pic. It didn’t occur to me someone would want to see that . . . .

Always look down.

Tags: Park Slope · Prospect Heights · Transportation

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Reminds me of when i was walking by a woman squatting on the S/B Herald Sq station platform at 7pm on a Sunday. Tons of people around and this woman went to take a pee right on the platform with her pants around her ankles…. Sucks bout the poo though.

  • 2 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 10:15 am

    There was also a pile of shit in the tunnel on the transfer from the G to the L at Lorimer/Metropolitain this morning!

    Must be the mad-shitter!

  • 3 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm


    I mean, really, yawn.

    you’ve never seen a human stool in ny? how about the time(s) on 72nd street (_nice_ neighborhood) on my way to work in the morning?

    what scares me is the occasional smell of bleach in a subway station; what got soo bad, they finally had to clean?

  • 4 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    That will teach you to use the trashcan.
    Drop your trash at your feet as soon as you are done with it.
    Don’t think about it, merely let the useless cup, wrapper, paper fall from your hands when it is no longer needed.
    No need to walk the extra distance to the trashcan and look what it got you.

  • 5 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    They use the bleach for blood. They take a mop, dip it into a bleach-water solution and “mop” up the blood. Then dip the mop back into the now pink/red colored water and repeat until the blood is only slightly visible in between the dried gum and concrete cracks. Saw this at the 59th street station not too long ago. Very effective cleaning method, right there. Right on par with the MTA as a whole.

  • 6 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    was it the left of right foot? left foot brings chance to you…