TikTok teen hosts packed subway dance parties in NYC



Stand clear of the raging teens!

One Harlem TikToker has been turning the subway into his own personal club — and the only cover charge is the $2.75 fare.

Sunjay Shrestha, 18, hosts what he calls “subway ragers,” flash-mob type parties in which his teen fans pack subway cars, jumping and screaming as Shrestha raps a playlist of songs into a wireless mic.

He then posts videos of the ragers on his TikTok page, @scionsays, snagging hundreds of thousands of views since he began last month.

During one recent Friday night rager observed by The Post, nearly two dozen unmasked teens rushed the South Ferry station to pack an uptown 1 train for Shrestha’s 7 p.m. “show.”

The teens shook the train car as Shrestha rapped, belting out the tunes of Playboi Carti — while other straphangers tried to avoid the madness.

Sunjay Shrestha exiting the subway.
Sunjay Shrestha, above, posts videos of the ragers on his TikTok, @scionsays.
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Some passengers refused to board the jammed subway car as the teens jostled and jumped around. A couple of riders rolled their eyes with disgust and shook their heads at the spectacle.

Before the ranger ended at Columbus Circle an hour after it started, one elderly woman with a walker tried to get on the party car, only to quickly head back to the platform when she caught sight of the hubbub.

So far, the MTA and NYPD have been oblivious to the rolling ragers.

Dozens of maskless teens crowd the subway cars for Shrestha's 'show.'
Dozens of maskless teens crowd the subway cars for Shrestha’s ‘show.’
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Speakers and other “sound production” devices are banned on subways, eligible for a $25 fine.

Subways are “for transportation” and “not social media stunts that block aisles and can endanger other riders,” MTA spokeswoman Kayla Shults said. “Moreover, masks are required by federal regulation and amplification devices are not allowed for the health, safety and comfort of all customers.”

Teens partying on the subway
‘I saw this on TikTok and just had to come out tonight,’ said one underage reveler.
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The partiers ignore the rules. “This is creative, Carti’s music is for having fun, moshing,” said Brandon Marcus, 15, of Ridgewood. “I saw this on TikTok and just had to come out tonight.”

Shrestha said he was inspired to party thanks to Playboi Carti’s show at Flushing’s Rolling Loud music festival in October.

“The energy, the people there, I wanted to relive the experience,” he said.

After his first successful show, he posted dates of his subway system “tour” on TikTok.

Shrestha dancing in the crowded subway.
Shrestha insists the parties are carefully planned to avoid crowded cars and subway shut-downs.
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“I posted tour dates and everyone thought it was a joke,” Shrestha said.

Shrestha emphasized that his shows haven’t prompted any subway shutdowns, and says he avoids already-packed subway cars,  “carefully” planning his ragers to avoid conflicts with fellow subway riders.

“We’re just kids jumping up and down while some are holding onto poles,” Shrestha said.

“This doesn’t make sense,” he admits of his popularity. “They’re seeing someone come out to perform someone else’s songs, it’s unreal to me that this is even a thing.”


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