The MTA Attempts to Lure High-end Shops Underground


The MTA is hoping to lure swanky shops underground in an attempt to spruce up subway stations and bring in some extra cash. They kicked off the experiment earlier this week by unveiling GRAST, a high-end toy and clothing store at the 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue station. Somehow we have our doubts that commuters will take a break from elbowing their way through crowds to throw down money on spendy items, but if the MTA promised to put that cash toward something like air conditioning in train stations, we might reconsider. [amNY]