65-year-old Mentoria Hutchinson has been hit twice by cars over the past 40 years of being a traffic enforcement officer in the City. After the second, she devised a way to stay safe by making herself more visible: dance.
In The New Yorkers’ first collaboration with The New York Times, we were lucky enough to meet-up with a New York original. Mentoria Hutchinson has been working as a traffic enforcement officer in New York City since 1980. After being hit by a vehicle for the second time during her tenure, Mentoria knew she needed to find a way to stand out in traffic. She’s been dancing ever since.
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