MTA workers build illegal ‘man cave’ in Grand Central Terminal; “Few of them would have the Chutzpah” – CBS New York


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – At least three MTA employees have converted a storage room in the Grand Central Terminal into a “man cave”, according to an internal investigation.

(credit: Office of the Inspector General of the MTA)

According to the MTA Inspector General’s office, the room was fitted with a futon sofa, large flat-screen TV with streaming capabilities, refrigerator, microwave. , air conditioning, workout equipment and more.

LIEN: Read the full report of the Inspector General (.pdf)

“A lot of New Yorkers have fantasized about relaxing with a cold beer in a prime piece of Manhattan real estate – especially one that’s close to good transportation,” said the MTA Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny. “But few of them would have the courage to requisition a secret room under Grand Central Terminal and make it their own man-cave, powered by MTA resources and maintained at the expense of our riders.

(credit: Office of the Inspector General of the MTA)

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The Man Cave was built in a storage room under Track 114 at Grand Central Terminal, and investigators were told it contained “sensitive supplies.”

Investigators say a wireman, carpenter and electrician from the MTA assembled the equipment in the room. They were suspended without pay while facing disciplinary proceedings.

PHOTOS: See the ‘Man Cave’

The investigation began following an anonymous information.

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