A front page article in today's New York Sun tells of the chronic problems with the elevators at the Clark Street subway station. Brooklyn Heights Association Executive Director Judy Stanton is quoted as saying, "one working elevator out of three is about par".
An odd and interesting fact, gleaned from former City Councilman Ken Fisher, is that the original elevators at Clark Street came from an aircraft carrier. These were replaced in 2000, when the station was closed for four months.
UPDATE: As mentioned below in comments, channel 5 covered this story last night. City Councilman John Liu, chairperson of the Transportation Committee (and next Mayor?) took the opportunity to get some airtime and beat David Yassky to the punch on the transit elevator crisis.