New York City may be the greatest city on earth, but when it comes to cleanliness, we don’t do so well.
The subway, by far, is where you’ll find the most filth. In efforts to combat this, the MTA has posters with signs: “Trash contributed to 563 track fires in 2013 resulting in over 7, 200 delays.”
The subway’s new trash tracker, from WYNC’s data news team, found that the dirtiest station in all of New York City, is the 138th Street stop on the 4/5 line.
During a 12-month period ending in June 2014, this Bronx station was cleaned zero times.
Every three weeks, the MTA has a cleaning crew assigned to clean the tracks at every underground subway station but somehow this one gets missed. Wonder why?
These stations aren’t so far off, with only one cleaning, according to DNA Info:
Hunters Point Avenue
Court Street (N/R)
Queensbridge (21st Street)
Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street (F)
21st Street (G)
116th Street (1)
Franklin Avenue (A/C)
181st Street (A)
Stations that are less trashy are on the Upper Eastside and the 59th street station (the 4/5/6 trains) are cleaned over 21 times in a 12-month period.