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Not again! Workers rush to secure Borough Hall station after plaster plunges onto platform

Watch out: Transit workers secured the scene after a piece of plastic fell onto the Brooklyn-bound 4- and 5-train platform inside Borough Hall station, roughly one month after parts of the cieling dropped onto the platform just across the tracks.
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A piece of plaster plummeted onto the Brooklyn-bound 4- and 5-train platform inside Borough Hall station on Thursday afternoon, roughly a month after a partial ceiling collapse above the hub’s Manhattan-bound 4- and 5-train platform sent debris raining down on straphangers.

Transit employees roped off the immediate area shortly after the plaster fell, and a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the state-run agency is “looking into” the incident.

The latest assault from above inside the Downtown station injured no one, according to a worker securing the platform, who said train service will continue as normal following the fall.

In June, transit authority bigwig Andy Byford — who oversees the agency’s local arm, the New York City Transit Authority — cited water damage as a possible cause of the previous ceiling collapse while assuring commuters of the roof’s structural integrity and station’s safety following that incident.

Borough Hall, which is also a stop on the 2 and 3 lines, will receive $43 million in repairs next year, the transit-agency spokesman said after last month’s collapse, with the cash going towards replacing platform edges, installing new wall tiles, redesigning its turnstile area, reinforcing steel beams and girders, and patching up its water-damaged ceiling to withstand future flooding.

Updated 7:19 pm, July 26, 2018: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the material as plastic, and has been changed to note it is plaster.
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Reasonable discourse

Bigant from Park Slope says:
Plaster not Plastic? Idiots.
July 26, 4:07 pm
Morris Von Berkowitz from Borough Park says:
It’s just a little plaster, step over it. This is a sanctuary city and I want all our tax money to help illegals and others who want to come here and live for free in hotels. I enjoy paying my taxes on time so that the less fortunate can break our laws with impunity. That is why I am a member of the Democratic-Fascist alliance. Long live DiBlasio
July 26, 4:58 pm
Senior Citizen from Brooklyn Heights says:
I use that subway station often and it is not uncommon to see people entering without paying their fare at the entrance on the northside of Joralemon Street. It would be ultimate justice to see one of those fare beaters hit on the head by a falling piece of plaster, although they would probably sue the city and win a multimillion dollar lawsuit.
July 27, 8:53 am
The Hunkster from Bed-Stuy says:
One of the main problems with our own subway infrastructure these days, with a lack of critical funding just to maintain it, thanks to our current and past state elected officials.
July 27, 9:53 am
Joe Deeblasio from Bensonhurst says:
Definition of fascism; A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
Sounds like a republican named D Trump. Go back to school dumba..
July 27, 11:14 am
AMH says:
I think the cieling [sic] is made of concrete, not plastic or plaster.
July 27, 1:19 pm
SAJH from Brooklyn says:
You should see the state of other major city subways. Mexico City's is absolutely... nice actually. Their trains while overpacked and no AC at least show up every 20 seconds and the stations are immaculate, shiny and well maintained. This is a repeated experience in Moscow, Prague, Tokyo, Osaka, Budapest, London....
July 27, 4:17 pm

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