The Metropolitan Transportation Authority shut down the elevators at the Borough Hall subway station Downtown in July, starting a multi-month repair project of the lifts, according to the agency.
The $6.4 million scheme is slated to wrap in spring of 2021, but civic gurus in nearby Brooklyn Heights have asked the agency to also start work on the neighborhood’s Clark Street station elevators, while ridership figures remain below normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s no reason why they couldn’t start on Clark Street while they’re working on Borough Hall,” said the association’s executive director Lara Birnback.
Transportation officials in February announced plans to shutter Clark Street station for eight months to fast-track repairs on its three elevators which provide the only access to the deep-underground stop. – Brooklyn Paper