25 May 2013

Fake Wedding Held at Uptown Subway Stations to Protest Loss of Token Booths

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A bride and groom exchanged vows this week amid gawking straphangers at the 168th Street subway station — but true love wasn’t the reason for the subterranean nuptials.

Despite the presence of a priest and flower girls, the marriage was actually a piece of performance-protest aimed at drawing attention to the lack of manned token booths at subway stations.

The faux ceremony — also held at 181st Street station — were staged by the UP Theater Company at the Washington Heights stations as a demonstration against the removal of the staffed token booths by the MTA late last year.

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