2006_04_broadwaylafayette.jpgDaring subway theft: A thief managed to steal a purse at the Broadway Lafayette station and sneak away through an secret door. The Post says that the robber "wove through startled commuters to a narrow catwalk that extends beyond the platform" and then "vanished through a secret emergency door to the street." Secret emergency door to the street? The subways were actually shut down, in case he had run into the tunnels, but this sounds like someone with an intimate knowledge of the subways.

In more disturbing news, a man was killed by a train at the Kew Gardens station in Queens this morning.