Icicle thieves at work for MTA

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

After nearly a year of complaints, the MTA will repair a Windsor Terrace subway station that, in cold weather, resembles the ice castle of a snow queen.

But the Church Avenue stop on the F line is no fairy tale. According to Windsor Terrace resident Cynthia Magnus, it was a disaster waiting to happen.

“The other day when it was freezing, there were stalactites hanging from the ceiling,” said Magnus.

“I called the MTA about it five times, but you can never get through to anyone, and they never call you back. It’s a very hazardous condition.”

But MTA New York City Transit told The Stoop that it has taken notice. Last Wednesday, the agency blocked off three of the five staircases in the station — one at the Albemarle Street exit, the other two at the Church Avenue exit.

At the Albemarle staircase, one sign said the work would be completed by the fall, while another sign said the work would be done by April 14.

“We are in contact with the Department of Environmental Protection, and that they will work together to try to resolve it as soon as possible,” said Deirdre Parker, a spokeswoman.

But like that old Catskills joke — “the food here is horrible! And such small portions!” — the agency couldn’t win with Magnus, despite the repairs.

“Now it’s going to be shut down until September,” she said. “This is just inconvenie­nt.”

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reasonable discourse

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!