Tuesday, May 08, 2018

M.T.A. Currently Fixing Problem On Manhattan-Bound F/G Train Station Entrance At Smith And President Reported Last Week

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The station entrance last week
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You may remember last week's post regarding the parapet above the Manhattan bound F/G train station entrance at President Street, which seemed to be compromised and looked as though it may collapse.
There was also a nasty lateral crack along one of the tiled walls, adjacent to Gowanus Yacht Club's outdoor space, which got progressively worse in the past few days. The situation seems to have been caused by a tree that grew right next to the entrance.
Quite a few of you reached out to M.T.A. and to our elected officials to report the situation.
We are happy to report that the problem is currently being addressed by a large crew from the agency.

Thanks to all who made a call or sent an email, especially Danielle of State Senator Brian Kavanagh's office.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good call everyone. I reported to a cop and 311. But in 311 I had to complain about a bus shelter and say it was the subway. Did they cut the tree down. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

Its even worse than your photos show. I walked by this morning. Workers removed the ironwork and the signs from the entrance and the entire top sill of the entrance is crumbling.

Thanks for pointing this out. This could have been a disaster.

Anonymous said...

Though not a direct impact here in our neighborhood, this one may hit many of us hard on the other end:
https://town-village.com/2018/05/10/station-closures-five-months/

I don't know how to verify the "MTA announcement".