NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – According to an internal investigation, at least three MTA employees converted a storage room at the Grand Central Terminal into a “human cave”.
According to the MTA inspector general’s office, the room had a futon couch, large flat-screen TV with streaming capabilities, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioning, exercise equipment, and more.
SHORTCUT: Read the full report from the Inspector General (.pdf)
“A lot of New Yorkers have dreamed of sitting back with a cold beer in a prime piece of Manhattan real estate – especially in such a good mode of transportation,” said MTA Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny. “But few would have the chutzpah to command a secret room under Grand Central Terminal and turn it into their own human cave, equipped with MTA resources and serviced at the expense of our drivers.”
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The man cave was built in a storage room below platform 114 at Grand Central Terminal and investigators were told that it contained “sensitive supplies”.
Investigators say an MTA wireman, a carpenter and an electrician assembled the equipment in the room. They were suspended without pay despite facing disciplinary charges.
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The investigation began after an anonymous tip.
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