LIRR Medical Director Dr. John Clarke and children from Lindell...

LIRR Medical Director Dr. John Clarke and children from Lindell School in Long Beach in the "The Gap Rap" video for the LIRR. Credit: Handout

    Yes, this is real.
    Here is a video of LIRR Medical Director Dr. John Clarke doing “The Gap Rap,” where he urges riders to “Look down, step over and watch the gap,” with students from Lindell School in Long Beach.
    "Dr. Clarke's innovative approach will help the LIRR continue to spread the word about gap safety,” says LIRR President Helena Williams, in a statement. “I'm hopeful this unique video will keep our gap message fresh and reach a wide audience, especially our younger travelers."
    “The Gap Rap” is the latest example of Clarke’s genre of “Health-Hop,” which included his rap last year about the H1N1 virus, which won the U.S. Health Department's contest for best H1N1 Flu public service announcement. (HT/Danny Ross)

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