Saturday, June 18, 2011

Come On Already! Opening Of The F/G Train Station At 2nd Place Delayed Once Again

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Pardon me for asking, but wtf? Plywood is still blocking the entrance of the F/G station on 2nd Place underneath the newly constructed apartment building at 360 Smith Street here in Carroll Gardens.
It had been announced that the entrance would re-open on Friday, June 17th. But no such luck. Instead, Andrew Ingelsby of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, send the following to Community Board 6:

From: "Inglesby, Andrew"
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:01 AM
Subject: Carroll Street F G station 2nd Place entrance reopening

Unfortunately, the reopening of the Carroll Street F G station 2nd Place entrance has been delayed until the first week of July (most likely a July 1 safety inspection and then immediate opening if they pass inspection). The problem was in the ordering of the proper staircase treads and their installation by the building contractor; NYC Transit will not allow the entrance to be reopened until the building contractor of 360 Smith Street installs treads which will not compromise the safety of our customers and your community's residents.

Please also note, as I have indicated before, that once the 2nd Place plaza entrance is reopened, the building at 360 Smith Street will be responsible for the daily maintenance of it.

Thanks again for your patience,
Andy

In the meanwhile, Carroll Gardens' commuters continue to be inconvenienced. Unbelievable,isn't it?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

you nailed it. come ON!!

Tim said...

I question the validity of his statement here, have you seen the stair treads both leading down and also inside the station itself, broken edges, loose treads etc. Those are the responsibility of the MTA and nothing is done. I've seen the treads in the 2nd place entrance, not a problem in my opinion. Jobsworth!

Steven said...

This part of the statement made me raise my eyebrows:

"Please also note, as I have indicated before, that once the 2nd Place plaza entrance is reopened, the building at 360 Smith Street will be responsible for the daily maintenance of it."

Maybe the building owners are purposefully failing inspection so that they delay assuming responsibility of the entrance.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! Construction projects never see delays! No MTA project has ever been delayed for ordering the wrong materials...

Anonymous said...

So the building owners are responsible for maintenance, and they (apparently) don't incur any penalties for delays? No wonder it's 9 months late- think how much money they've saved. Unless they start incurring fines, they might never open this thing.

concetta said...

wtf is right, katia.

Len said...

This is a slap in the face to the community from the building owners who stand to profit a great deal from it. Shame!

Anonymous said...

if the buildings contractors can't build the MTA stairs to code, then that building must be dump. lets see how long it can keep its tenants.

Anonymous said...

typical horseshit.
Again, why is there a roll down gate?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this because I've been wonder what the delay is. It's more dangerous crossing Smith Street than some silly treads. Like it's been mentioned, MTA doesn't maintain their own stair treads. What a joke!