East Broadway Subway Station Will Soon Have WiFi Service

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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Transit Wireless installed equipment at the East Broadway station

The city won’t conduct a full rehabilitation of the East Broadway subway station to improve safety, but at least you’ll get to upload that selfie to Instagram. That’s right. WiFi service is coming soon to this high-volume F stop.

Transit Wireless recently won the contract to wire the subway system throughout the Five Boroughs. Much of their branded equipment is already in place at East Broadway – fresh wires and those boxes affixed to the ceilings.

Last month, Governor Cuomo announced that phases one and two of the program successfully wrapped. 76 stations are now connected, with another 39 slated to go on line next year. Including, it seems, East Broadway.

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Meanwhile, it’s also worth noting that other remedial repairs remain ongoing. Neighbors are still fighting for the following issues to be addressed:

  • Crumbling infrastructure (ceiling, platform edges)
  • Poor ventilation
  • Garbage strewn tracks
  • Excessive rat population
  • Difficulty navigating various levels and staircases
  • Numerous leaks and poor drainage (i.e. “ponding”)
  • Poor lighting
  • Damaged tiles
  • Inaudible public address system
  • Peeling paint
  • General shabby and unpleasant appearance
  • Lack of an elevator to provide access to the disabled

 

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