Local Pols Pushing the MTA to Address Issues Inside East Broadway Subway Station
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In a major boon to the efforts of the SPaCE block association, State Senator Squadron, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, and Speaker Sheldon Silver are united in their pursuit of rehabilitating the East Broadway subway station. The issues at this stop are myriad, but as previously reported, the grassroots strategy is to attack one problem at a time. After all, we already learned that the MTA no longer conducts full station renovations.
The aforementioned politicians sent a letter to MTA chairman Thomas Prendergrast, which begs for action while singling out the peeling paint and “ponding” that occurs after excessive rains. In the meantime, SPaCE is still raising money from neighbors to have the paint tested for lead. If positive, the MTA policy reportedly dictates that the city agency would need to react immediately.
The letter also mentions the original petition to renovate the entire station, and its 500 signatures of support.