East Broadway Subway Tiles Free of Disgusting Deposits

Posted on: January 20th, 2021 at 5:02 am by

Photo: Jessica Gissele Burgos

Down in the bowels of the East Broadway subway station, those hideous wall monsters are now a thing of the past.

For years, the tunnel tiling devolved into a complete mess. Conditions were ripe for the formation of brown, slug-like deposits that grew ever larger by the week. Until this month, coincidentally the 85th anniversary of the opening of this Lower East Side station.

As part of the renovation plan of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rutgers Tube – which connects this always dangerous station (last on the southbound F line) to York Street in Brooklyn – the city is repairing this subway station. This meant, among other tasks, scraping and replacing the tiles.

The platform feels like new. It remains to be seen whether this will have any effect on overall crime here.

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