When riding the New York City subway—or any subway—there are some rules you must abide by. For example, if you're seated and you see people standing, you can at least try to move your antique table out of the way so others can sit down. Jeffrey Rodriguez, who sent the photo to Gothamist, said: "Many passengers were standing...I was amazed no one said anything!" So are we, Jeffrey. So are we.
If you're table is taking up a seat, just be courteous and stand up. People will hate you less.