Thousands of New Yorkers had their commutes interrupted for about an hour yesterday when the MTA shut down two subway lines in Brooklyn because two kittens were darting about near the third rail.
NBC 4 New York can confirm that herding cats is a difficult feat. Video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows the kittens — one black, one white with gray stripes — racing up and down the tracks near the third rail, darting around empty bottles and other debris, at the B/Q Church Avenue station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens around midday. It wasn’t known if the kittens were strays or pets. The MTA shut off power to the area so workers could go down and try to coax the kittens into carrying cases. People waiting for their trains offered to help, but the MTA said they couldn’t because of safety concerns, witnesses said.
The kittens were eventually captured and taken to NYC Animal Care & Control, where they will presumably be put up for adoption.