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- The New York Daily News spoke to some MTA workers about what to do in case you ever fall into the subway tracks. And if a train is barreling toward you with no time to climb out? "If you lay down flat between the two rails where the trains run, turn your head to the side, the train will pass right over you."
- West Side Rag has photos of some delightfully depressing climate-disaster inspired snow sculptures up in the West 80s.
- Former President Donald Trump was supposed to speak to the press earlier today about his impeachment acquittal, but for some reason, that didn't happen.
- The Times examined how NYPD detectives extracted false confessions from New Yorkers in the late '80s and early '90s.
- "City government is a big part of NYC but so are small businesses, restaurants, non-profits, companies, artists and on and on," tweeted mayoral candidate Andrew Yang, not incorrectly.
- The Post reported that the MTA's Inspector General found a Metro-North worker who had sex in a rail yard while collecting overtime. The employee has since resigned.
- In the ice skater's words, here is a "Face plant!"
- And finally, Cupid the Mandarin duck (not THAT Mandarin duck) was found in Corona, Queens, over the weekend and brought to the Wild Bird Fund.
"He's a youngster, though he has full male plumage," Rita McMahon, the co-founder of the Wild Bird Fund, told Gothamist. It's likely that he either flew away from his caretakers, or they set him loose (not a good thing to do). In any event, McMahon said he's in rough shape.
"He's been kinda down for awhile. He has sores on his feet, he feathers are frayed. He has bad poop," McMahon said. "We're gonna be doing tests, putting him on anti-parasite medicine, and giving him some food." The goal is eventually to find a shelter for the bird.
Feel better, Cupid!