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Second Avenue subway already drawing snark from New Yorkers

The 72nd Street station of the Second Avenue

The 72nd Street station of the Second Avenue subway is clean, shiny and new... for now. Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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.

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. 


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