Stiletto-Friendly Subway Grates Are Finally Here

Posted On Tue, December 8, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, December 8, 2015 By In City Living, Transportation

Image via MTA

Don’t you just hate getting your heel stuck in a subway grate and then ruining those beautiful stilettos? Well fear not, fashionistas, the MTA is employing high heel-friendly subway grates in their East Side Access Project. As Gothamist noted, the agency announced that they’ve completed construction on the 150-feet-below-ground ventilation facility at East 55th Street between Park and Madison Avenues. And with their announcement came the following tidbit: “In order to be easier to navigate for those wearing high-heeled shoes, the sidewalk ‘high-heel friendly’ grates are made with slip-resistant surfaces and the openings between the cross-bars are only ½ inch wide.” To boot, they’ve also been installed at 63rd and 96th Streets along the Second Avenue Subway.

[Via Gothamist]





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