It Only Took Them Ten Years!

The Cortlandt Street R station on the New York City subway finally reopened this week, making it just shy of a decade that the august Metropolitan Transit Authority of my fair town took to renovate the station following damage it sustained during 9/11.  This decade-long process is the very perjorative definition of ‘government work.’  That it took nearly ten years to repair and reopen a single subway station is jaw droppingly in character with what we know of the turnaround time that we New Yorkers have come to expect and hate from the MTA.  Not job well done, but rather, job done.  Finally.

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