Subway tripping video highlights a project perfect for Citizinvestor
If you haven’t seen it already, be sure to watch Brooklyn resident Dean Peterson’s video of numerous New Yorkers tripping on the stairs at the 36th Street subway station:
While the video is humorous, it also highlights a very real and practical problem. This is a problem that hundreds of New Yorkers face every day and it is likely a fairly inexpensive one for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to fix.
According to a report by NBC New York this morning, “[MTA] crews went to the station Wednesday to block off the staircase in preparation for repairs. It’s not clear what the fix will entail, or how long it will take.”
The public pressure created by the virality of the above video (461,000 views in the first 22 hours) will likely force MTA to fix the problem immediately. But for anyone who lives in or has visited New York knows, this isn’t the only subway station that is in desperate need of minor repairs that will make a huge difference. It is likely that there are numerous small subway projects like this that New York City’s government and MTA have scored and approved, but simply don’t have the money for.
That’s where Citizinvestor comes in. This video highlights a great example of a project that will be perfect to fund on our platform when we launch next month. The project is a small dollar one (likely 4 or 5 figures) that obviously affects numerous citizens in the neighborhood surrounding the 36th Street subway station. There’s no question in our minds that the citizens that trip over the stairs every morning would gladly pitch in $20-$30 to get this problem fixed for good.
A note to the MTA: if you don’t have the budget to fix the stair, give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put the project up on Citizinvestor.com where citizens can fund the project in full.