Day 3:21 pm

  • Another Example of Vibrant Urbanism

    Some things you just can’t make up … like this: NYC Subway Elevator Inoperable After Being Urinated In Too Much.

    I’ve heard of “vertical sprawl” before, but now we’ll have to add a new term to the lexicon: “vertical urinal problem.”

    “An elevator at a Long Island Rail Road station was number one when it came to being inoperable last month. And number one had a lot to do with it.  The elevator at Woodside Station in Queens was only in operation 58 percent of the time.  That is because it has been urinated on so much, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have said urine has actually rusted the floor and gotten into some of inner workings of the lift, causing problems.”

    Yet another reason why people do not embrace the transit-oriented vision of Smart Growthers.

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