Posted on August 8, 2023

NYPD Investigating Possible Hate Crime on F Train in Greenwich Village

Kristie Keleshian, CBS New York, August 6, 2023

The NYPD‘s Hate Crimes Task Force is now investigating an attack on Asian woman riding a train in Greenwich Village.


Laughing and pointing, that’s how it started. Sue Young, who was visiting from Nevada, was hoping the group of young girls sitting across from her on an F train near West 14th Street on Thursday night weren’t making fun of her family, so she shared a laugh with them, which only made it worse.

“It was just insult, after insult, after insult. And, finally, my husband felt like he needed to step in and so he was like, ‘Can you use some better words besides those?'” Young said.

She said the girls eventually realized they were being recorded by another passenger, Joanna Lin, and started attacking her.


Young said she couldn’t stand to see Lin getting attacked, so she got up nd pushed one of the girls out of the way. Then, that same teen attacked her.


Young said she can heal from all of it, and while she wants there to be accountability, she’d like to meet and talk with the girls — and especially wants her 11-year-old twin daughters to learn from the incident.

“I want everyone to see that we can bridge this, that maybe there’s good in those girls. And I want something positive to come out, instead of just throwing them in jail,” Young said.