Only in New York

What do Times Square, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and a homeless man in an MTA shirt rolling around the floor of a subway car holding a chicken have in common? ONLY. IN. NEW. YORK.

From The Gothamist’s interview with Kylie of 2PxNaPpod who documented this unusual scene:

We boarded the 6 train at 33rd street around 7pm last night, and noticed a large scarcity of passengers in one section of the train. Upon looking down, it I saw first a live chicken, then noticed it was wrapped in the loving arms of an apparent homeless man wearing at MTA shirt.

He kept picking up the chicken, holding it over his head, kissing it, hugging it, and more inappropriate things that I will refrain from detailing. In the simple words of my fellow passenger, Charlotte, “That is straight-up chicken abuse.”

No one on the train was shy about photographing this man, as he was seemingly oblivious to his surroundings. It was truly an only-in-New-York event, a phrase that was uttered several times throughout the short ride.

In the words of evening news anchor Ernie Anastos: Keep fuckin’ that chicken.