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.
The natives are getting restless folks. In 3 separate incidents, people found themselves under subway trains.
SUWBAYblogger assumes that they were suicide attempts unless other information is available. Why? Isn’t that cold? Well maybe, but there’s good reason.
The media would report if someone were pushed onto the tracks. That would be a big story. If someone had a heart attack and fell accidentally, that would be reported too, but probably not as big.
Suicides, however, are very rarely reported (if ever) due to fear of the mentally unstable that my copy-cat the act. So when people end up on the tracks, and then you never hear anything about it, it was probably a suicide.
Anyway, there was one incident this morning around 3:45AM at the Beverly Rd Q train station in Brooklyn. Emergency workers arrived on the scene, but the person was already dead.
Then around 8:30AM, there was another jumper. This time it was on the uptown 4 train platform at Union Square. No word on that one, but going to assume there was a death there.
Then just a couple hours ago on the F line at Delancey Street, another person was “confirmed” to be pinned under a train. The patient was removed in an unknown condition.
So yeah, it’s getting pretty crazy. Next full moon, I’m just staying home.