East Broadway Station

Swapping those Disgusting Subway Tiles at East Broadway Station

Posted October 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

The oft-neglected East Broadway subway station is getting something of a facelift. No more wall-sucking sludge monsters. Indeed, for years these shit-brown deposits subsisted on the subway wall tiles. Growing bigger with each passing year. But now, some much-needed attention. As part of the renovation plan of the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Rutgers Tube – which connects […]

Filed Under

Night and Weekend Work on F Train Tunnel Rehab to Begin on Monday

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

The MTA next Monday will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Rutgers Tube, a subway tunnel under the East River that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy eight years ago. The long-awaited repairs include track replacement, signal equipment, cabling, tunnel lights, and new pumps. The MTA is also installing a backup generator connected to the […]

Filed Under

Repairs to Sandy-Damaged F Train Tunnel Coming Next Month

Posted July 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

Surprising no one, more hiccups in store for the F Train. According to the MTA, the Rutgers Street Tunnel – the last of the tunnels running under the East River affected by Hurricane Sandy eight years ago – will begin rehab next month. Prep work starts in August, with most of the heavy lifting getting […]

Filed Under

Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Posted April 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]

Filed Under

Metrocard Vending Machines are Always Broken at East Broadway Station

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:04 am

Scamming and hooliganism inside the East Broadway subway station remains a chronic problem. Especially the so-called “swipe swindling” that doesn’t seem to fade. A reader pointed out that the Metrocard vending machines were compromised again last week just one day after being fixed. Apparently the kiosks were repaired on Wednesday, and broken again Thursday. Seems […]

Filed Under

F Train Subway Tunnel to Undergo $100M Sandy-Related Repairs Next Year

Posted February 27, 2020 at 5:14 am

F train riders, get ready for a shutdown. The Rutgers Tube, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan beneath the East River, took on 1.5 million gallons of saltwater during the Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and is next in line for repair. According to a report in The City, undergo at least $100 million worth of […]

Filed Under

Four Arrested After Knifing Attack in East Broadway Station

Posted November 22, 2019 at 5:09 am

Four men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a stabbing inside the East Broadway F subway station, police said. The alleged attack transpired shortly before 8:30am when the suspects approached the 20-year-old victim and demanded money. When he refused, the perps stabbed him in the forearm. The foursome scattered, but police caught and arrested them […]

Filed Under

Outnumbered Cop Fights off Violent Homeless Men on East Broadway Subway Platform [VIDEO]

Posted December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, a report surfaced ranking the East Broadway subway station the twelfth most dangerous in the citywide system. Here’s another example of why. Sunday evening at around 10:00pm, a lone police officer fought off a group of hostile homeless men down on the narrow subway platform. Using a billy-club for deterrence, the outnumbered […]

Filed Under

Report: LES Subway Stations Appear on 25 Most Dangerous List

Posted December 3, 2018 at 5:05 am

Two of the city’s most dangerous subway stations are located on the Lower East Side, according to a recent study based on open records data. Auto Insurance Center (of all places) analyzed crime statistics from 2017 using the city’s Open Data module, and assembled a list of the most dangerous subway stations. The data points […]

Filed Under

Broken for Months, East Broadway Escalator Finally Fixed

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:06 am

Local straphangers can rest a bit easier now that the escalator in the East Broadway subway station is functioning again. At least for the time being. The fix comes nearly three months after the moving stairway first went out of order. However, a stalled escalator here is commonplace. Ever since this 81-stair replacement debuted – […]

Filed Under