Governor tackles “racy” subway ads

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York transit officials say they’ll reconsider advertising standards after a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo objected to a cleavage-baring subway ad for breast enhancement.

Howard Glaser, Cuomo’s director of state operations, wrote to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority asking the agency to take action. Glaser noted in his letter that thousands of children use the transit system every day and that riders should be able to expect a “family friendly” environment on the subway.

An MTA spokesman said in a statement the agency understands the governor’s concerns and will review its advertising standards.

The Daily News first reported on the subway ad and Glaser’s letter Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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