While R-train riders in Bay Ridge have to put up with messy local stations that let in the elements, commuters say the conditions at one Downtown Brooklyn stop remain downright disgusting – as well as overcrowded – more than six months after Hurricane Sandy flooded the platform.
Brooklyn Heights Blog reader Justine Schwartz, who sent the site a photo as evidence, was quoted by BHB as saying:
“Hurricane Sandy closed Court Street for months due to flooding and subsequent clean-up and repairs. I took this picture today. MTA needs to clean up its act. Trains are more crowded than ever. People fight each other for seats and wind up sitting on each other’s lap. I have been used as an arm rest by big beefy guys a number of times. The MTA must put more trains in service thus reducing wait times and overcrowding.”
As someone who has used the station several times since Sandy, I’d have to agree with this assessment.