Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Stairs Down Roosevelt Island's Subway Station

For those of you wondering how bad the stairs at the Roosevelt Island subway station could possibly be I have prepared the above video.

If the elevators go out this is what our residents have to deal with as long as the lone pair escalators from the Street to the Lower Mezzanine are locked as "up only".

Now don't get me wrong, I'd rather walk down this never ending stairway than up it and I just putting this video out there so people can see how deep the stairs and escalators have to go.


  1. Using the stairs is good for you. Maybe after the month of using the stairs the average waistline will be reduced by an inch or two here on Roosevelt Island. Maybe the RIOC should also stop running the buses during rush hour, too. That would be fun.

  2. So what's the point here... That it takes a little longer to get down by stairs than by the escalator? I can understand people complaining about having to take the stairs UP, but why would you complain about taking them down?! Are we really getting that lazy?