Rep. Maloney Tours Decaying East Broadway Station

Posted on: October 8th, 2021 at 5:07 am by

Photo: Jessica Gissele Burgos

It’s no secret that East Broadway station is decaying before our eyes, and a chosen spot for crime.

Local leaders elevated the plight of the 85-year-old station by highlighting the problems to U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney, who organized a walkthrough earlier this week.

Goal of the tour was to provide a first-hand look at a subway stop in true decline. The overall grime, escalator breakdowns, and propensity of waterfalls onto the platforms when it rains. Not to mention the criminal element.

Indeed, muggings, panhandling, and so-called “swipe swindling” are commonplace. As recent as last month, a sixteen-year-old boy was jumped after refusing to cough up a dollar.

Maloney says it’s high time to “get to work.”

It’s also worth the reminder that the triumvirate of waterfront developers (JDS Development Group, Starrett Corporation, and L+M Development Partners) aims to rehabilitate the station as concession to the community for its wall of glass. Included in the proposal – a new entrance at Rutgers and Madison Streets and ADA-accessibilty to the train station

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