by Jen Carlson in News on Oct 18, 2018 10:20 am Earlier this year following an elevator malfunction. (Gothamist) For years, the rickety old elevators at the Clark Street subway station in Brooklyn have been breaking down. Since there are no stairs open to the public at this station, which serves the 2 and 3 line, this is a major problem. Everyone must take the elevators to reach the street or the trains; the stairs are reserved for emergencies and locked at all other times. (Note: the station is not ADA compliant, as there are still stairs one must take to the platform from the elevator.) The three elevators—which can get quite warm inside—are particularly crowded during morning and evening rush hours, creating a claustrophobic experience, particularly for those with the seasoned knowledge that these things could break at any moment. Earlier this month, one of the elevators malfunctioned and left passengers trapped inside for an hour. Talia Kovacs, one of the trapped passengers, told us there was no communication from the MTA during this time, and at one point they began to hear something hitting the top of the elevator. (Photos by Talia Kovacs) “It was about seven minutes… Read full this story
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