AM New York questions the MTA’s maintainence of the NYC subway system’s escalators in a recent article. A Brooklyn Heights man is quoted:
AM New York: “We come here specifically for the escalators,” said Hyman Muchnich, 84, of Brooklyn Heights. “They’re supposed to make it easier.”
The MTA spent $36 million last year to overhaul the Herald Square escalators. But the contractor, Fujitec America, didn’t install the equipment correctly and must make mechanical adjustments, New York City Transit officials said.