The Daily News looked at the dangers of some subway stations' platforms: At many stations, the "rubbing boards," which are the barriers next to the platform that act as a buffer so the train doesn't hit concrete, are crumbling apart, which can lead to potential subway riders' falls. The DN says riders could trip on the uneven surfaces and the cracked boards could snag someone's heel. The dangerous stations are "Burnside Avenue, Mosholu Parkway, Kingsbridge Road and 183rd St. on the No. 4 line in the Bronx and at Smith/Ninth Sts. (F), Lawrence St. (M,R) and Newkirk Ave. (B,Q) in Brooklyn."

And in other subway safety (or non-safety news, as it were), a man on his way back from a bar was stabbed at the West Fourth Street station yesterday morning while waiting for a northbound F at 5AM. Three men demanded his cellphone, he refused and tried to walk away but was stabbed. The assailants left without the cellphone, and the victim is in stable condition at St. Vincent's.