Artist Behind Subway Etiquette Signs Now Shaming Bad Behavior Aboveground

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Photo: Jason Shelowitz/Vanishing New York

Last year, the artist Jay Shelowitz, also known as "Jay Shells," frustrated with gross and inappropriate subway behavior, posted signs across the subway system, in the style of actual MTA notices, warning against some of the most common etiquette failures. Now he's doing the same thing aboveground, with signs extolling New Yorkers not to update their Facebook statuses while walking, to pull up their pants, and to properly dispose of their cigarette butts. How about the people who make phone calls at the top of the subway stairs? Those people are the worst. [Vanishing New York]