January 8, 2024/ , , & / VIDEOS/ Comments: 15

An old trend is resurfacing in New York City that dates back as far as the ’80s, but is now being rediscovered through Instagram, TikTok, and anywhere else where you can go viral.

It’s potentially fatal, carrying such a disregard for safety that it’s difficult to look away. It’s Subway Surfing, a stunt that has found unexpected traction among a daring pocket of New Yorkers, particularly in the borough of Queens.

And no, this isn’t some nostalgic homage. It’s an exploration of why such a risky activity—one that seemingly faded away—is back. Is it just a quick way to go viral? Is it a quest for identity and belonging? Or is it maybe a response to the monotonous bore of the digital age?

Take a look as we attempt to go beyond the cheap thrills and understand why today’s teens in New York City are literally risking it all for Subway Surfing.

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  1. Debbie Downer

    January 13, 2024 11:42 am

    A teenager died yesterday (1/12/24) in Brooklyn while Subway Surfing. That’s 2 deaths in as many months.

  2. Good Footy

    January 16, 2024 4:33 pm

    I expect more out of you Jenkem. I expect and count on you to get the good flicks and footy of the surfing. And you know what this means.

  3. Old man

    February 19, 2024 1:20 pm

    Pure stupidity is resurfacing so we must report on it !!!11 East coast 4life!!!1 only real mfs can report on true crusty east coast stupidity br0

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