New York Couple Arrested For Dancing On Subway Platform


Sometimes life in New York City is anything but a waltz. While it may seem that anything goes on the New York City subways — pants-dropping, rat-frolicking, instantaneous Shakespeare — there are, in fact, rules. One of which is, No Dancing — at least that’s what a New York City police officer told Caroline Stern and her boyfriend George Hess as they were arrested last July.

The couple were waiting for a train on their way home from Midsummer Night’s Swing, a big-band dance party at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. When a busking steel drum player started up in the train station,  the couple began to dance. “We were doing the Charleston,” Stern told the New York Post when the long-arm of the law clamped down on them. “They said, ‘What are you doing?’ and we said, ‘We’re dancing,’ ” she recalled. “And they said, ‘You can’t do that…

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