Readers, take note of these official Curbed Words of Advice. Perhaps you should begin carrying around some personal identification at all times, lest you be arrested on the subway in a round-up of homeless people. A "Postcard from the Slope" on Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn chronicles the tale of a personal trainer who went through just that. She fell asleep on the F-train at 3 a.m. between the Broadway/Lafayette and Second Avenue stops while on her way home to Park Slope. Roused awake by a transit officer who demanded to see a photo ID, our Slopian could not provide one, so it was off to the pokey for the night?despite citing a personal history filled with law abiding behavior and early tax payments. She was shaken up by the experience, but it's important to look at the bright side: free lodging in Manhattan is only a nap away.
UPDATE: The inmate writes, "I just wanted to clarify that I wasn't asleep. I was riding home after a show that I host with my comedy partner, Jonny (AKA the Erzsi and Jonny Show). I was awake, sober, fully aware, and peacefully watching out to make sure I was safe." Next time, watch out for your own safety with your feet down!
· POSTCARD FROM THE SLOPE_Arrested on the F-Train [OTBKB]