Green Light: If you are taking the subway, use only entrances marked by a green indicator, where there is a clerk present 24 hours a day.
Waiting: During off-peak hours, wait for trains in the “Waiting Areas” specifically designated by the MTA (or) in view of the station booth clerk.
Platform: Never walk or stand near the edge of the subway platform. Wait and walk close to the wall.
Ride: Do not ride in subway cars that are desolate. Ride in the conductor’s car during off-peak hours. If possible, always sit in the subway car that is occupied by the subway conductor or motorman.
Awake: Stay awake & aware. Exit with the crowd.
Headphones: Refrain from wearing headphones on the subway or bus because you can’t hear someone coming up behind you.
Subway Exit: Use the subway exits with the most activity. Ready: Have your money or metro card available
Pickpockets: Be particularly aware of your bag in crowded situations, such as rush hour trains and buses.
Wallet: Never carry your wallet in your rear pants pocket or in the outer compartment of your backpack.
Sit: Sit in the center of the car, away from the door, to avoid a purse or chain snatch.
Jewelry: Do not display jewelry, cash, keys, or other valuables, as this may attract potential robbers. Cover jewelry, turn stone rings toward the palm side of your hand.
Sidewalk: Wait for the bus on the sidewalk away from the curb. Sit near the front of the bus. Stay Alert: Very Important to Always Stay Alert and Remain Aware of your Surroundings at All Times.
Follow Your Instincts: If you feel uncomfortable about a location or a person, leave immediately!