It's apparently only taken six months for the brand new 7-train station at Hudson Yards to devolve into a crumbling mold-filled floodzone, which should come as no surprise considering we're the city that brought you LaGuardia airport's famed leaky ceilings and all of Penn Station. Still, considering the much-celebrated new station, which opened in September, cost quite a handful of cash to build, it's frustrating to hear it's already been plagued by everything from broken escalators to bathrooms so flooded they've all been closed until further notice.
The Post reported yesterday on the hot mess Hudson Yards has become, pointing out "brown mold and drops seeping out of the ceiling," the shuttered bathrooms thanks to "water leaking from the street," and escalators that are either broken or wet and slippery. According to the tabloid, only two out of 5 escalators are even working at the moment. "During rush hour, it’s too much with two of the escalators not working. It’s always dripping, too. They were covered in ice when it was snowing, and people were slipping," one commuter said, "I don’t know how they spent all that money with all these issues."
— Steve Weintraub (@swein) March 6, 2016
Indeed, the station and extension combined cost about $2.42 billion, which you think would be enough to keep icicles from forming on the ceiling:
— yerbasuena (@yerbasuena) February 15, 2016
And there do appear to be some beautiful small rivers forming on the very expensive walkways:
— Chris A (@chrisaiola) February 25, 2016
Look, a swimming pool, just in time for spring!
— Carbonated (@carbone21_jean) March 11, 2016
What a unique showerhead.
— Chris A (@chrisaiola) March 15, 2016
The MTA still hasn't responded to our request for comment, but a spokesperson told the Post that the contracting company that carried out the initial construction on the station has offered to hire a specialty grouting subcontractor to fix the flooding, at their own cost.