East Broadway Station

Improvements Fast-Tracked for Neglected East Broadway Subway Station

Posted January 21, 2015 at 9:18 am

Finally, some positive news this morning for regular riders boarding the subway at the rather expansive East Broadway station. Word on the street is that the MTA is now fast-tracking two particular improvements that were heretofore on the horizon. We are told that Help Point kiosks and WiFi service will now arrive much sooner than the […]

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Neglected East Broadway Subway Station Won’t Receive Emergency ‘Help Point’ Kiosks for Years

Posted January 15, 2015 at 5:19 am

For some reason, the MTA seems to view the East Broadway subway station as a bastard child of sorts. The enormous subterranean station – much larger than it needs to be – is always last to upgrade and has been denied full rehabilitation. We’ve seen it before with the nearly two-year-long escalator saga, the energy expended […]

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2nd Avenue Subway Station to Receive WiFi Service Next Spring; End of 2015 for East Broadway Station

Posted December 17, 2014 at 9:21 am

Not so fast. Despite the recent installation of WiFi equipment inside the East Broadway F station, internet access in this embattled subway stop is still far on the horizon. Transit Wireless, the company contracted to put the city’s system on the grid, tells us that service is part of Phase 4 which is set to […]

East Broadway Subway Station Will Soon Have WiFi Service

Posted November 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

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 […]

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MTA Begins First Step Toward Rehabilitating the East Broadway Subway Station

Posted July 24, 2014 at 9:21 am

Finally, some more good news out of the East Broadway F station. State Senator Squadron, Councilwoman Margaret Chin, and Speaker Sheldon Silver collectively made good on their promise. MTA workers were mobilized in force yesterday morning to repaint the dilapidated station. Neighbors were concerned about the potential presence of lead in the peeling paint. Tragic […]

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Local Pols Pushing the MTA to Address Issues Inside East Broadway Subway Station

Last modified June 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

  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 […]

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Locals Continue Grassroots Push to Upgrade the East Broadway F Station

Last modified August 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

The escalator situation was but one battle in the overall war over the East Broadway F stop. That rehabilitation effort took nearly two years to complete, and only at the behest of local politicians. But there are still plenty of issues with this enormous station, and a petition has been live to address concerns since […]

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Revisiting Aronofsky’s ‘Pi’ and Its Scenes on the Lower East Side

Posted March 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

Today is “Pi Day.” March 14 = 3.14… So, in honor of this super significant annual milestone, it’s fitting to look at the movie inspired by the number. Darren Aronofsky’s directorial debut, 1998’s Pi. Pi is a fucked up psychological thriller that centers on protagonist Max Cohen. The numbers-obsessed recluse discovers a 216-digit string which […]

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Service Restored to East Broadway Subway Escalator

Posted February 24, 2014 at 6:06 am

Mere hours after its illustrious debut inside the East Broadway subway station last week, the controversial escalator broke down. Apparently there was some sort of “electrical issue” which caused the mechanism to power down. It was certainly an embarrassing turn of events for the MTA, but no less fitting. Indeed, this 81-stair escalator became a […]

Breaking: Escalator at East Broadway Station Finally Opens

Posted February 21, 2014 at 5:39 am

The stairs are moving. Praise the lord! Last night, we fielded a flurry of emails and comments that the long-overdue escalator in the East Broadway subway station was finally turned on. Repeat: the escalator is now working. Yes’m. It only took a year-and-a-half to complete the fuckin’ thing. Even the escalator at the Bowery BMT […]