María Falcon, who was led away in handcuffs at the Broadway Junction stop on April 29, was just the latest vendor to become a cause célèbre.Credit…Jose A. Alvarado Jr. for The New York Times Mayor Eric Adams on Monday defended police officers who last month handcuffed a woman accused […] Click here to view original web page at


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  1. While I understand that times are hard, and people are trying to make supplements their income.,The subway is not for selling mangoes or any other merchandise especially food. It’s unsanitary, unsafe and this is not a shanty town. I support you mayor. we need law and order.

    1. We need law and order not unreasonable cruelty by cops being jerks. She did not need to be handcuffed. Make her leave and issue a summons for the violation. Putting her in cuffs was over the top bad judgement on the part of the cops.

  2. I’m sick of these little irritants taking up space where people want to walk…subway platforms, transit terminals, sidewalks are not places to sell goods. There’s a reason why there are no licenses for such little bugs! Go police!

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