It’s not the first–and it definitely won’t be the last–time that the MTA has arbitrarily decided to close the Bogart Street exit at the Morgan Avenue L stop. This time, however, the most hated institution in New York City is trying to cushion the blow with the use of polite British grammar.
“Personally, I was not only offended, but extremely unimpressed by the MTA’s attempt at making me feel better about having to walk my ass all the way to the other side of the subway platform when I got off at my usual area near the Bogart exit,” complained Clay Moldable, a 24-year-old whose attitude was further exacerbated by the angry, frustrated vibes of fellow commuters.
The exit, which is slated to be blocked off until March 15th, has caused a collective emotion of ire as Bushwickians who already feel the demoralization of having to leave Brooklyn for their job are given further reason to detest their existence. But perhaps if the MTA adds another token British spelling to the sign, like “We Apologize For the Inconvenience, Do Us A Favour and Exit Via Harrison Street,” we can be placated just a little longer.
Written by Genna Rivieccio, a bird condemned to the L train