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[h1]Subway hunks featured in cheeky website with straphanger submitted photos[/h1]
BY Daniel Beekman
DAILY NEWS WRITER
Thursday, October 6th 2011, 4:00 AM
Straphangers have made subwaycrush.net, which features good-looking men riding New York City trains, a hit. The sites founder insists men are flattered to find themselves featured online.
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A racy new website has straphangers snapping photos of "hot guys" on the subway.
Subwaycrush.net, launched in June, is the New York version of tubecrush.net, a popular British site with photos from the London Underground.
Straphangers will submit photos featuring New York men sipping coffee, napping or reading on the train - with swooning comments like, "Is he kidding me with those arms? Never. Let. Go."
Stephen Notion started the British site with three friends in February "as a joke" after watching a television dating show.
"It was all about admiring hot guys," said Notion, 30. It quickly won thousands of fans and sparked controversy, with critics slamming the concept as demeaning and voyeuristic.
Many of the photos are taken secretly with cell phone cameras.
"I don't want somebody taking my picture," said Jerry Baker of East New York, 18, stepping off the No. 6 train at Lexington Ave. and E. 86th St. "That's rude and immature."
Notion, a London sales manager, insists most men are flattered when they find themselves featured online.
Both the New York and the London sites allow men to request their photos be pulled offline. Notion's team got just four requests out of more than 500 posts, he said.
The sites boast more than 10,000 visitors a day and are popular among gay men.
Joshua Adjei, 22, an upper East Side personal assistant, said he wouldn't mind being featured on subwaycrush.net - if the photographer was a pretty girl.
"When you take a photo of somebody and catch them off guard they don't look good," he said. "You should let them know so they can make a sexy pose."
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...k_check_out_cheeky_website.html#ixzz1aUm61fjG
let me try and take a picture of some nice mass on the train and see what happens
i hate yuku btw