If you’ve lived in New York for more than a week, you learn that the MTA has no rhyme or reason to most of its odd and unexpected schedules and/or closures. Case in point is its recent blockage of the exit to Bogart Street at Morgan Avenue. With the rando time frame of being closed from November 10th to November 14th, no one living off the Morgan stop could see this coming, even though preparations and various signage have been made weeks in advance to forewarn them.
Thus, on day one of the closure, a large cluster of Bushwickians accustomed to exiting at Bogart–utterly unaware of another exit’s existence at Harrison Street–have been trapped inside of the subway for slightly over twenty-four hours. Although many people getting off the subway near the Harrison exit have seen them on the other side, they’ve been too far away to do much to help the poor souls near the Bogart exit.
The Burning Bush called down to one of the trapped passengers, Basique Beech, who was immune to our instructions about how to turn around, walk straight ahead and discover the Harrison Street exit. She responded, “I live on McKibbin Street! I have to get off on Bogart!” Perhaps with the winter weight gain upon everyone, the extra movement is simply too much to digest. But hopefully, the self-imprisoned parties will still be alive when the MTA opens the exit up again after November 14th.
Written by Genna Rivieccio