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Astoria straphanger recounts heroic subway story
Astoria straphanger recounts heroic subway story
Top Stories Alexa Altman 1/29/2013 at 9:22AM

Ramiro Ocasio stood on the platform of the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, listening to music and avoiding the shuffle of commuters on his way home to Astoria. As he waited for the train, the 33-year-old records clerk at Kirkland & Ellis considered plans for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and [...]

Astoria man saves stranger from subway tracks
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/24/2013 at 12:02PM

After several recent deaths on subway station tracks, one heroic Astoria man saved an elderly stranger from a similar fate. According to ABC New York, 33-year-old Ramiro Ocasio was waiting for a Queens-bound train at the 59th Street-Lexington Avenue station in Manhattan Friday afternoon when he saw a man crawling in the middle of the [...]