MT-spray! Gross water is flowing out of 7th Ave. station walls

Worse than usual: Staten Island straphanger Jenny Ramos is concerned that water leaking out of the walls of the Seventh Avenue subway station is caused by a busted sewage line, due to the foul odor of the puddling water.
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It is gush hour at the Seventh Avenue subway stop!

Foul water has been cascading down the walls of the Prospect Heights station for weeks, and straphangers say they’re fed up waiting for someone to plug up the problem.

“For this to be happening for a couple of weeks seems extreme,” said Crown Heights resident Michele Tepper. “This should have been fixed already.”

Anecdotal reports put the numerous leaks on the Manhattan-bound Q platform as about three weeks old — one commuter said it started flowing after the Jan. 7 snowstorm.

She also says there is an offensive odor emanating from the stagnant pools collecting on the platform, and worries the stench indicates a busted sewage line and that the liquid may be a health risk.

“I don’t know if it’s coming from a sewer pipe, but it stinks!” said straphanger Jenny Ramos, who works on nearby Flatbush Avenue.

Other commuters are afraid the constant flow of H2O is a sign that the 96-year-old station is structurally unsound.

“It’s scary,” said Park Sloper Leidy Leonardo, who works at Union Market a few blocks from the station. “I’m like, ‘is this place going to fall apart?’”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority did not return requests for comment, but has placed orange traffic cones on the puddles, indicating it is aware of the problem.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Posted 12:00 am, January 27, 2017
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Reasonable discourse

Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
It is a shame that other major foreign cities across the world are laughing at us because on how bad, dirty, nasty and old our subway system is right now. Is this how we pay our increasing fares? For crappy infrastructure and service like this? You be the judge.
Jan. 27, 2017, 10:08 am
Not Goish from Prospect Heights says:
I'm in this station almost daily. There was a similar problem last April, but it seems to be worse. And our friggin' City Council member Brad Lander won't put down his social justice warrior bullhorn to actually work to get this fixed!
Jan. 27, 2017, 1:10 pm

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