Celebrities are reminding New York subway drivers to put on their masks
New York City residents will hear the voices of celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and Jerry Seinfeld on the city’s subways and buses starting this week.
Voices from 25+ celebrities will be heard throughout the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reminding drivers to wear their masks and practice social distancing. The campaign was led by filmmaker Nicolas Heller, also known as New York Nico, who uses his social media accounts to profile local New Yorkers.
“Starting February 12, you’ll hear over 20 new voices representing @mta on subway platforms and buses across NYC,” he tweeted. “Many thanks to everyone who volunteered for it. It was my most ambitious project so far.”
Starting February 12, you’ll hear over 20 new voices representing @mta on subway platforms and buses across NYC.
Many thanks to everyone who volunteered for this. It was my most ambitious project so far.
Oh, and call @jerryseinfeld. pic.twitter.com/GdE5v66oRo
– Nicolas Heller (@NuevaYorkNico) January 31, 2021
Celebrities such as Fran Lebowitz, Desus Nizza, Bowen Yang, Young MA and The Kid Mero will make announcements on various train lines. Some drivers will also hear actor Awkwafina who issued warnings for Train 7 in January 2020.
Some of the celebrities in one video also encouraged New Yorkers to wear their masks properly and do their part in ending the spread of Covid-19.
New York City was the fourth state to record 1 million Covid-19 cases earlier this year. New York has 1,519,340 cases as of Friday, according to NBC News.