Friday, May 09, 2008

One More Reason to Stand In the Subway

According to the New York Post, New York Daily News and one City agency, among other sources, bed bugs have exploded in population in our subway system, finding a comfortable home in the wooden benches on the subway platforms.

Bed bug sighting have been confirmed at the following subway stations:

  • Fordham Road, Bronx
  • Union Square, Manhattan
  • Hoyt-Schermerhorn, Brooklyn
While only three out of the dozens of subway stations in New York City have had confirmed sightings, there's no doubt in my mind that the others are just as contaminated.

Apparently, a bed bug workshop held in Greenpoint, Brooklyn last Thursday by the Department of Housing and Preservation Development slipped my radar; sorry about that. It's detailed in most of the news articles and it seems this declaration by media is based on what was discussed at that workshop. Fortunately, a blogger in Greenpoint attended the event and provided details.

Just for fun I thought I'd start another poll asking readers to tell us which borough's subway stations they have encountered bed bugs, if they have done so at all. Please, join in on the fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read on another blog that a boy saw bedbugs on the benches at the 59th Street subway in Brooklyn, NY. This was posted in 2006. There are more places infested that we do not know anything about. Also, on there was a post about the cheap way to travel from Philly to Chinatown and vice versa from Chinatown to Philly that a person got bitten on one of those buses. I mean, what about the LIRR? Those nice plushy seats so warm and plenty of food for the bbs to eat. Amtrak, MetroNorth? Not only the trains themselves, but also their stations. What about the buses going to Atlantic City and Great Adventure. I heard firsthand from a pco that a whole Greyhound bus had to be fumigated with Vikane Gas to get rid of the bbs in that vehicle. List goes on and on.