Peeling walls, ceilings at some subway stations - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Peeling walls, ceilings at some subway stations

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A viewer sent Fox 5 photos of falling ceiling plaster and paint at the entrance to the downtown subway station for the No. 1 train at 50 Street and Broadway. We went to check and found the falling debris had been cleaned up off the floor.

A shopkeeper there said that MTA workers sweep up the plaster and paint chips. The ceiling still looked like it was from a prehistoric building.

A commuter mentioned we should go across the street to the uptown subway station. We did. We found peeling paint and broken plaster. But on this side of the station not only did the entrance have peeling paint but it was over the platform, too. Peeling paint pieces, some as large as a foot long and given the age, possibly lead-based, were hanging precariously.

Some subway advocates note the MTA has so many problems that old paint on the ceiling may be last thing it will worry about. Also commuters may be used to it at some stations.

One of the four entrances to the uptown No. 1 train station was renovated. It seemed to end at an exact point.

A spokesman said the MTA does component -- meaning partial -- work at stations when it needs to be addressed and will dispatch a crew to this station to determine what needs to be done.

Our fellow subway commuters will let us know what if anything is done.

 

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

    Ex-Sen. Lieberman to teach at Yeshiva University

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:56:06 GMT
    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private university in New York City named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.
    Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman has been appointed a professor at Yeshiva University for the coming school year. The private university in New York City named him the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service. He'll teach an undergraduate course and give three public lectures on topics ranging from Judaism and public service to the Middle East.
  • Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Dunkin' Donuts cashiers will try to 'upsell' you in the afternoon

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:30:38 GMT
    Dunkin' Donuts handout photoDunkin' Donuts handout photo
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
    If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on. Dunkin' Brands CEO Nigel Travis said in a phone interview Thursday that the company is pushing to get its cashiers to "upsell" to afternoon customers. It's part of an effort to increase sales after stores have emptied out after the morning rush.
  • Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

    Baldwin: Rather pay up than apologize over arrest

    Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.
    Actor Alec Baldwin is not apologizing over an incident that led to a disorderly conduct arrest in May.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices