Straphanger Ponders Composition of Floodwater Drip From Midtown Station Ceiling

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Commuters wait for the subway August 29, 2011 in New York City. One day after Hurricane Irene hit New York the mass transit system, including subways and buses, began moving again in a limited capacity in time for Monday's rush hour. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

"What is being dripped on me? What kind of filth? Asbestos, rat droppings, God knows what."Rider on platform at the Seventh Avenue-53rd Street subway stop lamenting the dangerous frothy mixture dripping from over head due to floodwater.