Mailbag – MTA Please Fix Jay

Got this email today from a SUBWAYblogger reader.

I wanted to let you know about my blog – MTA Please Fix Jay.

It’s dedicated to the conditions at the Jay Street-Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn.

There are a few issues to deal with at the station:

1. the interior condition is a disaster.  Riders deserve to commute in a clean station.  Jay Street epitomizes neglect and disrespect.

2. the condition of the MTA owned building above the station is a disaster and a waste of money.  There is a sidewalk shed that has been there for a decade.  In the midst of a budget crisis the MTA has a valuable asset that they have left vacant for a decade.

3. the lack of attention outside the station means that cars (MTA vehicles included) park in the bus stops, forcing buses to double park in bike lanes and forcing riders to board in the middle of the street.

The blog is sarcastic and a bit silly, but the points are serious ones.  The MTA must serve us better.

New Look for SUBWAYblogger

Well, it’s a work in progress.

We launched the new look this weekend.  It’s a stripped down design where we’re going for clean and simple.

There’s some improved functionality too, specifically with the comments.  They are now threaded.  Just click REPLY on the comment of another SUBWAYblogger reader, and your post will show up right under there’s.  It has also been made easier to figure out how to use the Gravatars…which we recommend every regular blog commenter use.

So it’s a bit of a throw back to the very first version of SUBWAYblogger, with a two column format.

What do you think?  Be honest…but not mean 🙂