If you’re one of the unfortunates that has to deal with the jankness of the Morgan stop (in spite of it being in the heart of “posh” Bushwick), then you’re probably all too familiar with the banshee-like sound of the train as it screeches to a halt on the tracks at this particular subway stop. As time goes on, the auditory raping only gets worse, which has led to a spike in the number of deaf people in Bushwick.
The Burning Bush (specifically Bensonia, who knows sign language) signed with the latest person to go deaf from the train’s wail, Gavin Eerlend, a 23-year-old who was commuting to his marketing internship in Soho when his hearing loss first began.” Eerlend signed, “At first it was just that my hearing was very bad. I had to ask everyone to repeat themselves. But the more I took the train, the less I could hear–until finally, I just went deaf.” Subsequent trips to the Eye and Ear Infirmary on First Avenue did nothing to help.
Because so many other Bushwickians have been suffering from Eerlend’s plight, a Bushwick Deaf Persons Against the Morgan Avenue Stop coalition has formed. Not only do these Bushwickians assist one another in accepting that they’ve become deaf, but they’re also actively working to get the MTA to grease the track at Morgan Avenue. In the meantime, The Burning Bush suggests that all Bushwickians with their hearing intact avoid this stop like the plague.
Written by Genna Rivieccio