Nikole Hannah-Jones questions a New York mom’s subway woes under Hochul

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Thursday mocked Asian Wave Alliance President Yiatin Chu for tweeting about the safety of the New York subway and calling Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams.

“I paid $2.75 to be on a subway car where a loud and aggressive man threatened to hit his partner. Switched cars at the next stop to be in a public restroom/urine smelling, crowded car for the rest of my ride,” Chu wrote.

KATHY HOCHUL, ERIC ADAMS BRING UP THE POLICE ON THE NYC SUBWAY JUST WEEKS BEFORE ELECTION DAY

Jones, founder of The New York Times Magazine’s 1619 project, responded to the tweet, challenging Chu’s claim that it was Hochul and Adams’ “NYC.”

“Yes / Yes. That was absolutely unheard of on subways until two years ago,” she said.

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks at Howard University "Democracy Summit" on November 15, 2021.

Nikole Hannah-Jones speaking at the Howard University Democracy Summit on November 15, 2021.
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Chu pushed back Jones’ tweet, saying she’s been riding the subway since the 1980s.

“I’ve been riding the subway since the 1980s. It’s not new, but it’s more common and not getting better. Our elect said they would address it, but we haven’t seen any improvement. Why should we accept these conditions for our commute? ” She said.

Jones responded to another user on her Twitter thread asking why she was in denial about Chu’s “lived experience.”

“Your lived experience is that domestic violence is Kathy Holchul’s fault? Please tell me what specific guidelines are,” Jones said.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit 2022 - Day 2 at the Sheraton New York on September 20, 2022 in New York City.  (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul speaks onstage during the Concordia Annual Summit 2022 – Day 2 at the Sheraton New York on September 20, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)
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Victim of New York City subway attack accuses mayor of breaking promises

New York Subway Crime up almost 58% through May 2022 compared to the same point in 2021, according to NYPD crime statistics.

Hochul hinted ahead of the midterms that her opponent, Republican Lee Zeldin, and the GOP were “master manipulators” of crime.

Days later she admitted that there is a crime problem in New York. Hochul defeated Zeldin in the New York gubernatorial election.

People enter the subway in Union Square on December 19, 2012 in New York City.

People enter the subway in Union Square on December 19, 2012 in New York City.
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Chu told Fox and Friends in October that former Mayor Bill de Blasio was “really trying” with families in New York.

“I don’t like the direction our schools have taken,” Chu said. “The last few years de Blasio has really tried New York families. He really… took the standards down, and I think if we go into that… we’re already in a bad place.”

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