Starting last week as reported by the Roosevelt Islander, Escalator 416, which is the lower of the two "up" escalators has been sporadically in and out of service. The last two nights have been no exception. And due to the fact that service has been sporadic it appears that the MTA can get away without listing this escalator out of service. If you do see the escaltor out of service please report the outages by calling (718) 243-3222, even if the outage is outside the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. time period the MTA office is open.
The only consolation is that by this lower escalator being out of service riders can choose to go down to the train platforms and attempt to take the elevators up to the street as opposed to being surprised by getting stuck at the upper mezzanine and being forced to walk up the upper escalator ES 413.