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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.
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