A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 21, 2014
“Courtesy Counts: Manners Make a Better Ride” (bus and subway slogan)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began an advertising campaign in 2014 to encourage riders to have better manners in an attempt to prevent “manspreading” and other ills. “Courtesy Counts: Manners Make a Better Ride” became the slogan of the MTA’s campaign.


New York (NY) Times
A Scourge Is Spreading. M.T.A.’s Cure? Dude, Close Your Legs.
By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS DEC. 20, 2014
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The new ads — aimed at curbing rude behavior like manspreading and wearing large backpacks on crowded trains — are set to go up in the subways next month. They will all carry the slogan, “Courtesy Counts: Manners Make a Better Ride.”

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Courtesy Counts: Manners Make a Better Ride http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/nyregion/a-scourge-is-spreading-mtas-cure-dude-close-your-legs.html?_r=0
3:14 PM - 20 Dec 2014

Mirror (UK)
Is this the most annoying train habit? New York Subway chiefs crack down on ‘manspreading’
Dec 21, 2014 11:38 By Dominic Smith
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Ending the scourge of manspreading is just one facet of the campaign which will carry the slogan: “Courtesy Counts: Manners Make a Better Ride.”

The Telegraph (UK)
New York to tackle subway’s spreading scourge
Men are asked to keep their knees together as feminists highlight “manspreading” passengers who let it all hang out

By Rob Crilly, New York 2:20AM GMT 22 Dec 2014
New York is asking men to sit tight when they ride the subway, as it seeks to tackle a modern menace known as “manspreading”.

The city’s Metropolitan Transport Authority has launched a campaign to make men sit with their legs together, to prevent male passengers hogging space on packed underground trains.

“Courtesy counts: manners make a better ride,” reads one of the new posters, which shows passengers being forced to stand by a man making himself a little too comfortable and taking up two seats.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Sunday, December 21, 2014 • Permalink


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