Renovations to the 103rd St. Station, 6 Line, NYC
The hardworking residents, business owners, students and employees of the East Harlem community deserve a train station that is clean and functioning. For several years, the 103rd St. station has experienced severe neglect. It is filthy and the tile walls and floors are falling apart. One should also be concerned about safety as the lights are dim and warning strips are worn. The 103rd St. station is dark, dreary and in no way represents the vitality and cultural depth of the community it is located in. There are dangerous large puddles of water on platforms that never go away, broken tiles on walls that seem to be sliding off, un-replaced floor tiles, grime that has accumulated over years, peeling paint, insufficient lighting, no safety or communication system between passenger and MTA staff, evidence of repair work that have been long abandoned, water floods in stairwells during rainy days, artwork that is difficult to view and rodents are regularly seen.
The station requires a new mezzanine, new platform floors, safe stairs, tactile warning strips, electrical upgrades and the installation of fluorescent lighting.Installation of new interior wall panels or tile replacement and the upgrading of the stations' electrical and communications systems.
The station currently has art that need to be preserved and better featured. Additional art work or decorative details are also needed.
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