New York City infrastructure has been buckling — and breaking — in the past two weeks, and much of the action has occurred on the Upper West Side. The neighborhood bore the brunt of the July 13 blackout, and Lincoln Square was impacted by another blackout on Sunday that lingered until Monday for some people. Manhole fires, and major weekend subway outages are now all-too-regular occurrences.
The latest challenge? Just getting home from work. On Monday, as heavy rains caused flash floods throughout the city, the 79th Street station on the Broadway line filled with water. Some commuters decided not to wade through the soup, and instead climb Spider-man style along the inner gate of the station. Perhaps if they do it correctly, they’ll be noticed by the talent scouts at American Ninja Warrior. Jason Haber took the video below, after which the MTA said it would send someone to take care of the station. (That station, meanwhile, has other problems with overcrowding that have lingered.)
— Jason Haber (@jasonhaber) July 22, 2019