— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) June 14, 2017
Mayor de Blasio decided to ditch his SUV Wednesday and get some first-hand experience of just how dreadful the city’s hot and crowded subway system has become.
The mayor was accompanied by his entourage on the C train platform at 33rd Street in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon and was forced to let two jam-packed subway cars pass him by — before finding some room on the third attempt.
City Hall spokesman Eric Phillips said the mayor finally got on the third one and headed uptown.
“He experienced the deep frustration that everyone is experiencing,” Phillips added.
Bemused riders took note of the mayor as he stood waiting on the hot platform.
“Just stood on subway platform next to Bill [de Blasio] and his security force as they waited for an uncrowded C train,” tweeted TV critic Alan Sepinwall, who happened to be on the platform with the mayor.
“He already let two go by.”
State assemblywoman and mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis said she was glad to see de Blasio “experience our city’s subway crisis.”
“New Yorkers have been putting up with service interruptions, delays and overcrowding for far too long,” Malliotakis, a Republican from Staten Island, told The Post.
“It shouldn’t take an election year to address one of the most important issues plaguing our city.”
MTA officials did not immediately return requests for comment on why the C trains were so packed at that time.