The New York Daily News profiles the folks who live next door to 58 Joralemon Street aka the world’s only Greek Revival subway vent.:
NYD: “It’s a fan system, in case there was ever a fire” in the subway tunnel, said Judy Scofield Miller, 57, who has lived next to the oddity at number 58 with her husband David and their two teen kids.
“I’ve never been afraid living next to it.”
In fact, the MTA house has been a perk for the Millers, who have lived in their house since 1991.
They lease 58 Joralemon’s backyard “way way way below market value” from the MTA and have turned it into a leafy paradise.
“It’s a shade garden,” said Miller pointing to the Trumpet Vine and Wisteria plants that cover the shaft house’s four-story back wall right by the 60-foot pin oak tree.