Transit Second Avenue subway already drawing snark from New Yorkers The 72nd Street station of the Second Avenue subway is clean, shiny and new... for now. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert By Jillian Jorgensen firstname.lastname@example.org Updated January 2, 2017 2:42 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email This is why we can't have nice things. The Second Avenue subway has been open to the public for barely 24 hours -- and some New Yorkers are already getting back to the city's favorite pastime: using Twitter to point out things that are wrong with their commute. Sure, for a while, the subway stations were all shiny and new. There wasn't even garbage on the tracks! The public art glistened and gleamed. On New Year's Eve, being in a subway station was a privilege rather than a chore. People rejoiced. recommended reading Second Avenue subway’s New Year’s Day opening drew 48,200 But for some, the honeymoon phase was brief, and the novelty of a new (and massively expensive) subway line wore off quickly. In the cold hard light of New Year's Day, there was already trash on the trains. There were out-of-service elevators. There were delays -- this is the MTA, after all. There were font nerds outraged by a lack of kerning. There was even a a comparison of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the facist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Hey, it wouldn't be New York if we weren't nitpicking. By Jillian Jorgensen email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.