Is The Floor Of The Times Square Subway Station Clean Enough To Eat Off Of?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A top Metropolitan Transportation Authority official testified about subway cleanliness on Tuesday and proudly proclaimed the Times Square subway complex is so clean you could eat off the floor.

Hilary Ring, director of governmental affairs, made the comment before a City Council transportation hearing.

1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

Councilman Peter Koo disagreed, describing some stations as filthy messes.

Straphangers seem to agree with him.

“I don’t know about these floors but I smell vomit sometimes and you see rats on the tracks,” one man said.

“So much stuff on it, it’s just filthy, I would never eat off of this floor,” one woman said.

Reaction on CBSNewYork.com’s Facebook page was also pretty intense.

“I want to see that MTA official eat off of that floor,” Joanne Brak wrote.

“We should use his tongue as a mop!” wrote Dave Franke.

Another MTA official acknowledged the stations are cleaned daily but mopped less frequently.

Would you dare eat off the floor of the Times Square subway station? Sound off on Ring’s comment below…

Comments

One Comment

  1. Cat says:

    The last time I was there I had to step sideways to avoid a pool of vomit in front of two obviously intoxicated young men. Eat of the floor? i don’t think so!!

  2. Jon P. says:

    NO WAY would I eat off the floor of the New York Subway System! Not at 42nd St. (Times Square)….or any other subway station for that matter. YUCK!

  3. joearch says:

    Floors are contaminated the second they are walked across. No matter how clean a floor looks, don’t eat off of it.

  4. MikeD says:

    This is the same guy who gives the ratings for the NYC restaurants!!!

  5. Aussie reader says:

    I’m more concerned about the main page heading “clean to eat of”?

  6. DIANN says:

    TIMES SQUARE CLEAN ENOUGH TO EAT OFF OF, YOU’VE GOTTA BE KIDDING, TRY GOING {UPTOWN} & WATCH THE “RATS” RUN UP & DOWN THE PLATFORMS OF THE TRAINS & THE STREETS. THEN & ONLY THEN WE CAN TALK !

  7. William says:

    OF COURSE IT IS!!!!! THE RATS EAT OFF IT EVERY DAY!! :))

  8. Mimi says:

    The subway stations are the most disgusting places I’ve ever been. This person is delusional.

  9. Steven says:

    Well, then let’s see Hilary Ring do the honors.

  10. JIM says:

    IT SEEMS THIS PERSON HAS NO IDEA WHAT CLEAN IS, WHERE WAS THE LAST PLACE THIS PERSON ATE?

  11. Elizabeth says:

    Are you kidding me. EWWW There is no way in the world I would do something so dangerous as eating off a public floor. You couldn’t pay me enough..

    1. JUST ASKIN says:

      NOT EVEN IF I SHOOT MY LOAD ON IT?

      1. Elizabeth says:

        Oh! Well, in that case, yes…yes I would.

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