The second annual Hometown Heroes in Transit Awards: Brave subway cleaner Felicia Williams shows that cleaning up New York is everyone's business
Felicia Williams’ job title is subway station cleaner, but she could be on track to becoming a Hometown Hero for helping cops nail a vicious mugger.
Scratch that. Williams did more than help.
If not for her actions, it would have been extremely difficult to arrest Robert McLeod, a 20-year-old punk from Bayonne, N.J., who allegedly dragged a woman down two flights of stairs in a Manhattan subway station, just to steal her wallet.
The Daily News, partnering with the MTA and TWU Local 100, is launching the second annual Hometown Heroes in Transit Awards. The purpose is to honor bus and subway workers who do the extraordinary on behalf of riders, co-workers and their city.
We’re talking about bus drivers, train operators, mechanics, token booth clerks, track workers and cleaners, like Williams, who is being nominated by stations department supervisor Algene Hall.
These are everyday New Yorkers. Proud. Caring. And tough when it matters most.
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