Created: September 25, 2020 09:27 AM
Something unexpected was discovered in a formerly abandoned storage room under Grand Central Station this week.
Down the stairs at track 114, underneath the trains, and travelers, was a locksmith’s storage room. The room looked more like a “man cave,” complete with a flat screen TV, fridge with cold beer, and even a futon.
Metro North President Cathy Rinaldi says she is not amused. According to the MTA investigators report, a select few workers used it as a “man cave” to “hang out and get drunk and party.”
“There’s no defense for what they did. It’s completely, completely unacceptable behavior, it is not what Metro North is all about,” Rinaldi added.
MTA crews have swept the Grand Central terminal, looking for other hidden rooms like the man cave.
The Office of Inspector General launched the investigation after learning of complaints about the room from anonymous tips to their complaint hotline. The three workers who created the man cave are currently off the job.
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