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 – […]

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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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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 […]

Neighbors Demand Action to Renovate the East Broadway Subway Station

Posted February 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

East Broadway straphangers are still contending with overall station woes. It’s not just the incomplete escalator causing continuous gripes (local politicians are still pushing for that work to wrap). An outspoken group of neighbors demand an entire station overhaul for the beleaguered F stop, since it’s “the primary source of public transportation for a large […]

Replacement Escalator at Bowery BMT Station Finally Operational; No Luck for East Broadway

Posted February 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. The Bowery BMT station finally opens its replacement escalator, alleviating straphangers’ collective aggravation. Yup. Boogie reader RobbieTheK writes in to say that platform plywood was carted away Saturday to reveal the finished product. It’s alive. So there’s finally some walking space without fear of falling into the trackbed. As […]

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Local Pols Rallying this Morning to Pressure MTA to Restore Escalator Service at East Broadway Station

Posted January 31, 2014 at 6:03 am

The public outcry over escalator rehabilitation is escalating. Escalators at both the Bowery and East Broadway subway stations were slated for replacements that, as of today, still aren’t ready. The construction work first began in August 2012, but since then, completion dates have been delayed month by month. Local politicians and their constituents are not […]

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Early Edition: August 15

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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